Justin Verlander SP DET 2 days ago

Verlander (2-6) tossed a one-hit shutout against the Angels on Wednesday, striking out nine while walking two in a 5-0 win.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 months ago

Verlander allowed only one run on five hits and one walk while striking out six in 7.1 innings against the Twins on Friday. He did not factor in the decision in the Tigers' 8-6 loss.

After giving up seven runs in his last start, Verlander held Minnesota scoreless through the first seven innings Friday, only getting chased in the eighth after a two-strike excuse-me swing by Brian Dozier knocked in Eddie Rosario. Verlander still had a five-run lead when he left, but the Twins' bats came alive late, scoring seven runs in the ninth to keep Verlander winless. He will look to build on this performance after the All-Star break.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 months ago

Verlander allowed seven runs Sunday and saw his ERA balloon to 6.75 in a 10-5 loss to the Blue Jays. He is winless in four starts this season and allowed seven hits, including two home runs, and two walks in five innings. He struck out five.

He was actually cruising along through four innings, but the wheels fell off in the fifth inning. His stuff was solid, but he couldn't repeat his delivery and the powerhouse Jays teed off on him. He needs more time to regain a consistent approach, so keep him on the pine. He's too much of a risk right now.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 months ago

Verlander looked strong in a no-decision, allowing three runstwo earnedin six innings Tuesday.

Verlander had been plagued by a stiff back that caused his last start to be skipped, but he showed no ill-effects Tuesday. The veteran will carry a 5.09 ERA into his fourth start of the season this weekend against the Blue Jays.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 months ago

Verlander (back) has been cleared to make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Pirates, MLive.com's James Schmehl reports.

Manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Sunday morning that Verlander made it through his bullpen session Saturday without incident, giving the Tigers' medical staff enough confidence to sign off on his return to the mound this week. Verlander, who had his previous start skipped due to the bout with back stiffness, isn't expected to face any restrictions during Tuesday's outing, though it's tough to trust him turning in a good performance. Over his two starts this season spanning 11.2 innings, Verlander has surrendered 13 hits and eight runs, including four homers.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 months ago

Verlander (back) is targeting Tuesday for his next start, Matthew B. Mowery of The Oakland Press reports.

Verlander was scratched from his previous start Wednesday because of back stiffness, but the initial indication was that he'd miss just one start. That still appears to be the case, as he's now scheduled to pitch Tuesday, avoiding another stint on the disabled list.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 months ago

Verlander has been scratched from his start Wednesday with back stiffness, MLive's Chris Iott reports.

This latest ailment and subsequent skipped start is a microcosm of Verlander's season so far, but it is not like he was pitching well prior to this news, so it is not a huge blow in the short term for his owners. Buck Farmer will get the start Wednesday, and while the Tigers say Verlander will miss just one start, he should still be considered questionable for his start next week.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 months ago

Verlander allowed six runs on 10 hits, walking one and striking out two over 6.2 innings of a 6-2 loss to the Yankees on Friday night.

Verlander (0-1, 6.17 ERA) did not pitch as badly as the line might suggest. He gave up three home runs, all of which could be considered somewhat ballpark assisted, and he was clearly still rusty as he continues to pitch himself back into game shape. He was easily hitting 95 mph with his fastball, even into the seventh inning, and was able to throw 117 pitches (77 for strikes), albeit not all of them were in locations he would have preferred.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 months ago

Verlander will get the start Friday against the Yankees.

Verlander was scheduled to pitch Thursday, but the Tigers' game against the Reds was postponed. The Tigers will roll Verlander's start to Friday rather than skipping his turn in the rotation.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 months ago

Verlander will not make his scheduled start Thursday after the Tigers' game against the Reds was postponed.

The Tigers have not announced their starter for Friday's series opener against the Yankees, but Verlander is a likely candidate to get the nod. More information on Verlander's status should be made available prior to the Tigers releasing their lineup card Friday.