Justin Time

Justin Verlander has been my Tiger since last season. I only own one team jersey and it is No. 35. Verlander was the American League Rookie of the Year in 06′ and never looked back.

He is 7 -2 so far and, after last nights incredible game, he is destined to be one of the great, untouchable pitchers in the annuls of MLB. Last night, after the game, you would have thought they won the World Series. Fans pouring out into the streets, honking horns and bellying up to the local pubs around Comerica Park. Hard to believe that he gave up seven runs in five innings two weeks ago against Cleavland. But no one will remember that game and why should they. No-no’s don’t come along that often and, if you read the paper or watched ESPN, you know that the last time it happened for the Tig’s was in 1984, the year they won the Series.

It wasn’t a perfect game, (27 at bats, 27 strike-outs). There have only been 17 official perfect games in all of MLB history. Figure one in about every eight years or, in terms of games, 1 in 20,000 games overall. That aside, it is the goal of every pitcher to offer up that accomplishment. It is the holy grail of baseball and when it happens it’s almost as exciting as winning the Series. No doubt about it, with 12 K’s, 73 strikes in 112 pitches last night, Justin Verlander is my Tiger! Here’s a little know fact: Now we have two pitchers on the roster that are in the history books. Kenny Rogers pitched a no-hitter on July 28th, 1994 against the Angels’ when he was with the Texas Rangers, 4 – 0.

5 Comments so far

  1. Tom (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

    You beat me to posting about this. I was there at the game last night. Fucking awesome.

  2. max (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 10:34 am

    is your ticket stub on EBay yet like some many others? it’s really too bad that there are so many people today that know the price of everything but not the value of anything.

  3. richard (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 12:19 pm

    Correction, Kenny Rogers pitched a perfect game in 1994.

  4. Tom (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 1:05 pm

    I didn’t get a ticket stub, I printed the ticket off my computer! :(

  5. max (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 6:29 pm

    technology bit you in the ass my friend. haha.

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