With over a month of the baseball season already gone, the American League has witnessed a handful of its starting pitchers absolutely dominating on the mound.
Now, personally, I have no problem with a pitcher winning the MVP if he deserves it . What I do have a problem with, though, is that for the past five decades MLB pitchers have had their own specific award tailored just for them, while MLB hitters do not.
Detroit’s Justin Verlander has become the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win a Most Valuable Player award, adding it to his Cy Young Award last week.
Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers won the NL Cy Young Award in a runaway Thursday.
Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander has won the AL Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote.
Gavin Floyd surrendered a run in the second, and three more in the sixth. Not nearly good enough against the favorite for the AL Cy Young Award.
The best pitcher in the American League is worthy of an MVP award. But he shouldn’t get it. Makes sense, right?
Justin Verlander took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers expanded their AL Central lead over Chicago with an 8-1 win over the White Sox on Friday night.
What Verlander did in the eighth last night was the classic definition of a horse, an ace, whatever phrase seems appropriate to define the top starting pitcher on his team.
Justin Verlander got his 14th win and Wilson Betemit had a two-out, go-ahead single in the eighth inning Tuesday night as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 and increased their lead in the AL Central.
Gavin Floyd allowed six hits into the eighth inning, outpitching Justin Verlander and leading the Chicago White Sox to an 8-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
After a disappointing first half, the Chicago White Sox will likely face the biggest stretch of their season as they’ll play 12 consecutive games against AL Central opponents, starting with the Detroit Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox decisively Friday night in the first of a three-game series in the Motor City.