I was just waiting for the end of the month or so to update. Verlander had a great stretch of 5 or so games but he has started to blow up a little bit recently.
Month of July
Harden - 34.1 IP, 1 W, 1.83 ERA, 48 K, 13 BB, 24 H
Verlander - 38.1 IP, 4 W, 4.70 ERA, 35 K, 13 BB, 31 H
At this point the debate is over. Harden could lose both his arms and still would be more valuable than Verlander. Harden has been able to stay healthy and post dominant numbers.
These are the ER per game allowed by Harden on the year.
1, 0, 5, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 0, 1, 0, 2, 2, 0, 1, 1, 1
The game he pitched @ TEX stands out where he gave up 5 runs, but other than that, Harden is pretty consistently dominant. His K/9 in the NL is over 14.
Harden is a huge injury risk and cost a lot of people in the past. This year is the complete opposite. He has been the best pitcher this year in all the majors. The only thing standing in his way is bad luck and a bad bullpen blowing his lead. Considering he was drafted around 150, he is easily one of the biggest steals this year.