Jul 27 5:08a
Verlander tossed seven innings against the Angels on Saturday night, giving up three earned runs, six hits and three walks while striking out four in a losing effort.
Though Verlander continues to perform well below his previous levels, he has shown at least some improvement during the past few weeks. Over his last seven starts, the six-time All-Star has gone 3-2 while posting a 4.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 7.2 K/9 across 45 innings. The Tigers obviously need their former ace to give them more than that down the stretch, but Verlander does seem to be headed in the right direction. He will next take the mound Friday versus the Rockies.