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Re: Verlander's back

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat May 09, 2009 9:43 pm

Last year Verlander had an 8 game stretch of:

52 2/3 IP, 6 W, 2.30 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 47 K

And finished the rest of the year with:

64 1/3 IP, 3 W, 8 L, 6.72 ERA, 1.76 WHIP, 64 K
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Re: Verlander's back

Postby MotorCityKitties » Sat May 09, 2009 9:59 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Last year Verlander had an 8 game stretch of:

52 2/3 IP, 6 W, 2.30 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 47 K

And finished the rest of the year with:

64 1/3 IP, 3 W, 8 L, 6.72 ERA, 1.76 WHIP, 64 K


His velocity has been much better this year. Consistently 97 and on the last pitch of the game yesterday he hit 99.
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Re: Verlander's back

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat May 09, 2009 10:02 pm

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Re: Verlander's back

Postby outflow » Thu May 14, 2009 11:07 pm

Bumping this thread for the crazy run Verlander is on.
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Re: Verlander's back

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu May 14, 2009 11:17 pm

Where the hell are all these K's coming from? A 12.3 K/9 this season after a career of 7.2. I definitely did NOT see this coming. 8-o
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Re: Verlander's back

Postby outflow » Thu May 14, 2009 11:45 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Where the hell are all these K's coming from? A 12.3 K/9 this season after a career of 7.2. I definitely did NOT see this coming. 8-o


Today, the umpire was pretty liberal with calling the high outside corner. He was fair about it though because he was giving it to Baker too. Verlander found it early and really exploited it. That gas up there was untouchable. What may have been more impressive was his first curve he threw after countless number of fastballs in a row. The only knock I see is that Leyland will have to watch it, because when Verlander gets tired he loses the plate quickly.
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Re: Verlander's back

Postby jjs » Fri May 15, 2009 11:24 am

outflow wrote:Bumping this thread for the crazy run Verlander is on.


Thank you, thank you B-)
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Re: Verlander's back

Postby J35J » Fri May 15, 2009 8:19 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Where the hell are all these K's coming from? A 12.3 K/9 this season after a career of 7.2. I definitely did NOT see this coming. 8-o


While it wasn't expected this year it isn't suprising...he's got some of the best stuff in the game. He just needs to stay consistant and use what works. I'll be curious to see how he continues throughout the year!
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Re: Verlander's back

Postby moochman » Sat May 16, 2009 12:07 pm

J35J wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:Where the hell are all these K's coming from? A 12.3 K/9 this season after a career of 7.2. I definitely did NOT see this coming. 8-o


While it wasn't expected this year it isn't suprising...he's got some of the best stuff in the game. He just needs to stay consistant and use what works. I'll be curious to see how he continues throughout the year!



I think his back must be better :-b

We've a different pitching coach who is more about throwing strikes than last year's model who felt throwing slower and hitting corners would be better. I think that explains why Verlanders velocity has returned and bodes well for his future development.
Most of his Ks are deeper in the count and a swinging strikes. I think this is becuase he still has trouble locating his pitches and will suffer for it when he doesn't have his best stuff. Here's to hoping he will be more stud than dud the rest of the way. ;-D
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Re: Verlander's back

Postby thebawler » Tue May 26, 2009 1:05 am

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