by Ray Kuhn
As far as Wednesday’s go, yesterday was a little disappointing with only two day games. However, with the majority of games being played with start times of 7 or 8 pm on the east coast, the action was fast and furious. Justin Verlander took the attention for a portion of the evening, but his was not the only noteworthy performance. Let’s take a look at some of things that stood out yesterday.
1) Justin Verlander Flirts with History
It truly was a blast from the past for Verlander. The right-hander turned back the clock a few years to when he was a top pitcher. At least for one night, Verlander’s edge was back as he kept the Angels hitless entering the ninth inning and only a Chris Iannetta double kept him from history. Based on recent performance, a 4.54 ERA last season, I know people were shocked to see Verlander have this type of performance. Yes, it was just his second victory of the season, but that could be underselling the right-hander. Injury delayed his start to the season, Verlander has just 13 starts, but after last night’s performance his ERA is 3.45 with a WHIP of just 1.07. In his last seven starts, Verlander’s ERA drops down to 1.38, so this is not a pitcher you can just write off. Read more