|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||2/20/1983|
|Height, Weight||6'5", 225 lbs|
|Drafted||2004 - Rd 1|
Verlander (19-6) picked up the win against the Rangers on Tuesday, throw six scoreless innings while giving up four hits, striking out eight and walking two in a 4-1 victory for the Astros.
Verlander's torrid season continues, with this latest suffocating effort on the mound giving him quality starts in 11 out of his last 13 outings and moving him one victory away from his first 20-win season since 2011. The AL Cy Young frontrunner's numbers are simply ridiculous, with Verlander sporting a 2.50 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and lights-out 283:40 K:BB across 212 innings.
Verlander (18-6) took the loss against Oakland on Thursday, tossing six innings and giving up three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 11.
Verlander was uncharacteristically shaky at the outset of the game, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks through three innings. He settled down over his final three frames, however, retiring all nine batters including four by strikeout. Despite the loss, Verlander remains firmly in the lead for the AL Cy Young Award with his 18-6 record, 2.58 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 275:38 K:BB over 206 innings. He'll have a home matchup with Texas on Tuesday in his next scheduled start.
Verlander (18-5) picked up the win in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Mariners, allowing one run on four hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out seven.
Coming on the heels of his third career no-hitter against the Jays, Verlander showed no ill effects from his elevated workload in that outing, tossing 74 of 102 pitches for strikes while generating 16 swinging strikes to dominate the M's once again. The right-hander leads the majors with his 18 wins, and he'll carry a 2.52 ERA and 264:36 K:BB through 200 innings into his next start Thursday, at home against the A's.
Verlander (17-5) earned his third-career no-hitter in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Blue Jays, issuing one walk and striking out 14.
After his last start ended early due to an ejection, the 36-year-old returned to the mound in dominant fashion in the series finale, becoming the oldest MLB pitcher to complete a no-hitter since Randy Johnson in 2004. Verlander was absolutely terrific, recording 23 swinging-strikes and 19 called strikes. His 14 strikeouts were his most since June 12, and Verlander is on a 14.1 scoreless inning streak. Along with his gaudy 17-5 record, Verlander owns a 2.56 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, .166 batting average against and 257 strikeouts in 193 innings. Verlander will attempt to extend his scoreless frames streak in his next start at home against the Mariners next weekend.