Justin Verlander
SP DET
6 hours ago

Verlander delivered another strong outing Friday, allowing just four hits in 7.2 innings Friday in a victory over the Angels. He struck out eight and allowed just one walk.

EDGE Analysis

Verlander settled down after a wobbly first inning where he gave up an Albert Pujols home run and a two-out single to C.J. Cron to retire 20 of the next 21 hitters he faced. He allowed two earned runs in a team-leading 14th win of the season.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
5 days ago

Verlander (13-7) allowed one run on three hits and a walk over six innings while striking out five in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers were up 8-0 by the end of the fifth inning, highlighted by a pair of Justin Upton homers, allowing Verlander to pick up a relatively stress-free win. It was his eighth straight quality start and ninth in 10 outings since the beginning of July, a stretch during which the veteran righty has a 1.97 ERA and 74:17 K:BB in 68.2 innings. There's still a lot of baseball left to play, but Verlander seems to have his sights set on another Cy Young award. He'll next take the mound Friday at home against the Angels.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
1 week ago

Verlander (12-7) pitched seven innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on four hits, including three home runs, and one walk while striking out six Royals in Tuesday's loss.

EDGE Analysis

Verlander had a weird night; he sat down the first eight batters he faced before giving up a solo homer in the top of the third. He proceeded to get the next six outs in order, then allowed another solo shot in the fifth. The righty continued by getting five straight outs, and then -- yup, you guessed it -- gave up his third blast of the night. Through seven innings, Verlander never had to work from the stretch, as he didn't walk a batter and the only three hits he surrendered were over the fence. Overall, it was another impressive post All-Star break outing for the veteran, who is 4-1 with a 1.98 ERA and 56 K's over 50 innings.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
2 weeks ago

Verlander was left with a no-decision Wednesday despite allowing the Mariners to score just once -- a solo homer -- in seven innings. He struck out six while giving up seven hits and two walks.

EDGE Analysis

In fact, the Tigers ended up in the loss column despite the flamethrower's eighth consecutive start of two or fewer runs. This run has turned the storyline of his season -- Verlander never had an ERA under 4.00 through the end of May, and as recently as June 26 was at 4.30. But now he's worn his mark down to 3.42, a number well in line with this season's peripherals, thanks in no small part to a blast-from-the-past 9.54 K/9.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
3 weeks ago

Verlander fanned nine in a 4-3 win over Noah Syndergard and the Mets on Friday night. He allowed two runs in six innings of work.

EDGE Analysis

Verlander was so dialled in that he whiffed six in a seven-batter span heading into the fourth. And he then retired seven of the last eight guys he faced. Friday was just an extension of Verlander's dominant July were he went 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 42.2 innings. Those numbers were enough for him to earn AL pitcher of the month honors for July.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
4 weeks ago

Verlander (11-6) threw a complete game Friday against the Astros. He allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while tallying 11 strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Even though he was outstanding, Verlander needed a bit of help in the bottom of the ninth to secure his 11th victory of the season. The veteran had given up just two hits while blanking the Astros through the first eight innings, but surrendered two runs on three hits in the top of the final frame before the Tigers matched with two of their own in the bottom half for the 3-2 walk-off win. Friday marked Verlander's first complete game since August of last season, and lowered his ERA to a season-best 3.54. His 11 K's were the most he's had in a regular-season game since September of 2013, and pushed his strikeout total for 2016 up to 155 through 147.1 innings. Needless to say, Verlander is delivering some of his best stuff in a long time. In his six July starts, the flamethrower finished 4-0 with a ridiculous 1.69 ERA (he didn't allow more than two earned runs in any of the outings), and a 48:12 K:BB ratio. Verlander will look to keep things rolling when he makes his next start Friday against the Mets.

Justin Verlander
SP DET
1 month 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 month 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
1 month 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
2 months 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.