Originally Posted by Vit Beeyer
Lawd ESPN can get on Verlander's dick a lot. Reading some **** about who should start the ASG someone said Verlander is in the midst of his 4th straight tune in to every game he starts season. 4 now?
edit: So Ryan Vogelsong. I love the guy. We've all been expecting him to drop off but he's only gotten more consistent. 7 straight starts with 7+ IP, hasn't gone less than 6 innings the entire year, and he's given up 4 runs or more just once all year, in May. He leads or is tied for the lead in starts of 7 or more IP. He eats innings and lets the Giants win games every time he gets on the mound.
Uh ... Verlander deserves to start the ASG for the AL. He's just having one of those average, mundane seasons of his. You know, where he leads this league in innings pitched and strikeouts and his WHIP is under 1.000 .... again. Dude is a machine. He's having a hall of fame season in a hall of fame career. They're on his dick for a reason.
Verlander is one of the few pitchers that I would honestly want to see whether they're on my team or not. Every time he pitches, he's got a shot at a no hitter. And to put it in perspective, he's not even pitching that well. This is like average Verlander. Just wait till he gets on a hot streak of starts (like last year when he want 9 starts without giving up more than 2 runs).
Dude is baller. I would take him over any pitcher in baseball.