ICYMI: Ace

The ace was suspicious on this day, and rightfully so. (Photo by yours truly)

If you’ve moved on to the “acceptance” stage in the Five Stages of Verlander Trade Grief, you might be interested in heading on over to Hardball Times to read one of your bloggers’ takes on some memorable but perhaps overlooked moments in Verlander’s storied career.

Read it: here

Let’s Try That Again: Tigers Prevail on Opening Day 2.0

Justin Verlander pitched into the seventh inning and the Tigers got timely homeruns from rookie outfielder JaCoby Jones and third baseman Nick Nicholas Castellanos as the team rocked White Sox ace José Quintana to the tune of a 6-3 win.

Verlander was dominant, leaning on an overpowering fastball as he whiffed ten White Sox to set a personal Opening Day high. The Tigers’ ace limited the hapless Sox to 2 runs over 6.1 IP on 6 hits, while walking 2. Verlander then turned the ball over to the much-maligned bullpen and an entire fanbase held its collective breath.

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