Justin Verlander
SP DET
5 days ago

Verlander (10-6) earned the win by holding the Red Sox to one run over six innings. He gave up five hits, walked two, and struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran ace has now allowed a mere six earned runs in five starts this July, spanning 33.2 innings. Verlander's 144 strikeouts is already far above his total in a similar number of innings a season ago, and he is on pace to easily eclipse his 2014 strikeout total as well. Verlander will carry a 3.64 ERA and 1.08 WHIP into his start Sunday against the Astros.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
1 week ago

Verlander pitched a gem, allowing one run on two hits, striking out nine and walking two over eight innings, but took a no-decision against the Twins on Wednesday afternoon.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander seems to have regained his strikeout mojo. Verlander had 13 swing-and-miss, and he has 19 punchouts in his last 15.0 frames. He now has 139 strikeouts in 132.1 innings. Verlander is also 9-6 with a 3.74 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. His next start will be Monday against the Red Sox.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
2 weeks ago

Verlander (9-6) allowed two runs, one of which was earned, on four hits and two walks while striking out 10 over seven innings to earn the win Friday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Verlander was in line for a loss as he left with a 2-1 deficit, but the Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to help him earn his ninth win of the year. He's now held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in each of his last three starts to move his ERA to 3.91, the lowest it's been all year. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Twins.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
3 weeks ago

Verlander (8-6) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing two runs, six hits and four walks while striking out five in Thursday's no-decision against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

After a nine-game stretch in which the righty pitched into the seventh inning each start, Verlander has now failed to make it past the sixth for the second time in three starts. The main factor for Thursday's sixth-inning exit was his lack of control. Verlander threw just 65 of his 103 pitches for strikes, while setting a season high for walks. He'll hit the break sporting a 4.07 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 120:33 K:BB.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
4 weeks ago

Verlander was solid Saturday against the Rays, allowing just four hits and one walk, and striking out eight in a 3-2 win. He gave up two runs, one of which was earned.

EDGE Analysis

It was a nice rebound for Verlander who had been hit hard his last time out. He held the Rays to two sacrifice flies -- one in the fourth inning and the other in the sixth. But he was his own worst enemy on the first run because of an errant pickoff throw. Verlander moves to 8-6 with a 1.10 WHIP.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
1 month ago

Verlander (7-6) got hammered Sunday, allowing eight runs on nine hits (including four home runs) and two walks while striking out five over 4.2 innings in a loss to the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

He held Cleveland off the board his first time through the order, but then gave up a couple runs in the fourth inning and all four homers in the fifth before getting chased. It's actually the first time Verlander has allowed that many homers in a game (forget about a single inning) since September 2007. He'll try to get back on track Saturday in Tampa.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
1 month ago

Verlander gave up two runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday against Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Verlander has gone at least six innings in each of his past nine starts, seven of which have been quality starts. He has an awesome 69:13 K:BB over 65.1 innings over that span with a 2.34 ERA in that span, as he's finally looking like the Cy Young contender he used to be once again.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
2 months ago

Verlander (6-5) picked up the win Saturday against the Yankees. He pitched 6.2 innings, allowing one run, five hits and one walk while striking out five.

EDGE Analysis

The 13th-year veteran failed to complete the seventh inning for the first time since May 3, a run that stretched across his last six starts. However, Verlander allowed five hits or less for the fourth straight outing while lowering his ERA to a season-best 3.77. The right-hander had issued two or more free passes in his first 10 starts of the year, but has only allowed a total of two over his last three. Verlander has a sweet 94:24 K:BB, and he's on pace to challenge 250 strikeouts, the number of whiffs he amassed in 2011 when he won the MVP award.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
2 months ago

Verlander (5-5) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out eight in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Both runs came on solo shots by Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier, but Verlander's stinginess in letting anyone get on base limited the damage. He threw an impressive 76 of 104 pitches for strikes, and the strong outing dropped his ERA below 4.00 for the first time all season. He'll look to keep his momentum going on the road against the Yankees on Saturday.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
2 months ago

Verlander (4-5) allowed four runs on four hits with seven strikeouts over 7.1 innings in Monday's loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Verlander had a shutout going through seven innings but ran out of gas in the eighth, as he was finally pulled after 116 pitches (81 strikes). He got no help from his bullpen, as reliever Buck Farmer allowed two inherited runners to score to spoil Verlander's bid for a quality start. Other than that, Verlander was fantastic -- he drew 13 swinging strikes in a vintage Verlander performance through the first seven frames. He has been back in form of late, with four consecutive quality starts with 37 strikeouts over his past four outings.