Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Retrieved September 28, Newhouser compiled his nine-game streak during the season Retrieved August 6, Earned the nod as the Tigers starter on Opening Day on April 1 at Minnesota, marking the sixth consecutive season he has served as Detroit's Opening Day starter -- first Tigers pitcher to start six consecutive Opening Days since Jack Morris started 11 straight No-hitter pitcher June 12, May 7,
In his early years, his slider was mid 80's with a larger break. He often uses his four-seam fastball up in the zone to hitters. April 4, at 3: Allowed just one earned run over four starts from August , compiling a 0.
He pitched for the Old Dominion University baseball team for three years. Toronto -- became the 11th pitcher in Tigers history to throw 2, Views Read Edit View history. Houston Astros current roster. Missed his scheduled start on August 16 versus Seattle due to right shoulder soreness
Recorded a season-best four-game winning streak May June posted a 4. Was the recipient of the inaugural Bob Feller Actof Valor Award in for his dedication to service men and women Growing up, I played 'Ken Griffey, Jr. He only trails Mickey Lolich , who had 2, strikeouts as a Tiger. The victory marked the first time in MLB history that a pitcher recorded more than 10 strikeouts in a winner-take-all postseason shutout.
Lolich fanned batters in his first 13 outings 12 starts of the season Bill Meyers in Philadelphia. Retrieved March 5, He signed a contract on October 25, He gave up just one unearned run on four hits and no walks while striking out nine batters. Topped the American League with 46 strikeouts during August
Kenny Baugh, Mike Woods This is despite the fact that he has thrown the most pitches in the major leagues since the beginning of the season. New York's Dwight Gooden was the last National League rookie pitcher to do so, accomplishing the feat in On his next start, against the Kansas City Royals on May 13, Verlander took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before surrendering a triple. Verlander joined Eddie Cicotte in in , Jim Kaat in in and Luis Tiant in in This marks the first time Verlander has been placed on the DL in his career, following career starts and 1, innings pitched.
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By the end of the season, Verlander had won the Triple Crown of pitching in the AL, leading the league in wins 24 , strikeouts ; tied for sixth most in Tigers history and ERA 2. He signed a contract on October 25, He finished the game with one hit, two walks, and nine strikeouts in a 5—0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Despite giving up only that one run and striking out ten batters in eight innings, Verlander lost a 1—0 decision. This is despite the fact that he has thrown the most pitches in the major leagues since the beginning of the season. Recorded an record, a 4.
On August 11, Verlander won his th major league game against the Cleveland Indians. I want to be at the best at everything I do. American League season wins leaders. Rated as possessing the best fastball and curveball in the American League by Baseball America.
Dodgers find O to set up WS G7. His strikeouts were down to 6. Verlander was 4—0 with a 1. Topped all American League pitchers with 17 wild pitches and 19 hit batsmen.
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The Astros eventually won the game 7—6 in 11 innings. Established career highs with 19 wins, 35 games started, Tied for 11th in the American League with 30 strikeouts during July -- posted a record and 4. Compiled a record and a 3.
In , Verlander began to incorporate both sliders. He said that the rumor was true. Retrieved May 3, Finished with a 7.
Retrieved August 6, He often uses his four-seam fastball up in the zone to hitters. Established a career high with eight strikeouts on July 26 at Cleveland Major League Baseball Advanced Media.
Verlander is known for his unusual ability to add and subtract from his fastball velocity at any point in the game, giving him the ability to throw it in the upper 90s even in the late innings of games. On September 18, Verlander beat the Chicago White Sox, throwing a complete game to earn his 17th win of the season. His strikeouts were down to 6. Finished with a 1. Underwent core muscle repair surgery on January 9 after sustaining an injury at the end of December performing his offseason conditioning program
Baseball America Rookie of the Year It was his first time ever pitching for the Mud Hens, having gone straight from Double-A to the major leagues in The victory marked the first time in MLB history that a pitcher recorded more than 10 strikeouts in a winner-take-all postseason shutout.