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DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
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Justin Verlander
RHP
6-1, 2.51 ERA, 68 SO

Verlander is 5-1 with a 1.79 ERA in his past six starts, striking out 49 batters and allowing only 17 hits in 40 1/3 innings. He had a 0.62 WHIP in that span and allowed one run or fewer in five of his last six starts.

Gregory Soto
LHP
0-1, 15.75 ERA, 1 SO

Soto, who made his Major League debut with a start in last Saturday’s doubleheader in Minnesota, returns to start on three days’ rest with a chance to stick around. He gave up seven runs in four-plus innings, but showed a lively power fastball.




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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
JV back in Detroit hopefully puts on a show..


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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
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Gregory Soto
LHP
0-1, 15.75 ERA, 1 SO

Soto, who made his Major League debut with a start in last Saturday’s doubleheader in Minnesota, returns to start on three days’ rest with a chance to stick around. He gave up seven runs in four-plus innings, but showed a lively power fastball.


Sounds like it was quite lively when it left the opponent's bats...


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bearkatag15
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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
JV is the leader in the polls to win the Cy Young this year so far according to MLB.com

MLB.com Cy Young Award Poll Leaders

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Justin Verlander is at the top of the heap in the American League in MLB.com's first Cy Young Award poll of 2019, and that’s probably the least surprising thing you’ll read. Verlander received a whopping 32 of 46 first-place votes.

As for Verlander, he’s the very definition of a future Hall of Famer. In the 12 seasons before this one, he was a top-five finisher in AL Cy Young Award voting seven times. That Verlander won the award just once -- in 2011, when he was also the AL Most Valuable Player Award winner -- takes nothing away from the fact that for more than a decade, he consistently has been in the best-in-the-game conversation.

The righty has been as good as ever in his 15th Major League season, with a fastball that still touches 98 mph and a smothering 0.820 WHIP and 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings. Since he joined the Astros on Aug. 31, 2017, he leads the Majors in wins and is second in innings, strikeouts and earned run average.

Verlander received 32 of 46 first-place votes, but the rest were spread among four pitchers: Matthew Boyd (seven), Gerrit Cole (three), Jake Odorizzi and Jose Berrios (two apiece).

American League

1. Justin Verlander (79.6 percent) -- Milestones come routinely these days for Verlander. Most recently, he reached 22nd place on the all-time strikeout list with 2,774. He’s 29 behind Cy Young, who is No. 21. This season, Verlander has pitched at least six innings in eight of his nine starts, and finished at least seven innings four times. His name is all over the AL leaderboard. Heading into Monday, he was first in batting average against (.163) and WHIP (0.82), second in innings pitched (57 1/3), third in strikeouts (68) and fourth in ERA (2.51).

2. Jose Berrios (28.3 percent) -- The right-hander entered Monday’s start with a personal five-game winning streak, and the Twins were 7-1 in his eight starts before the Angels knocked him around for five runs on 12 hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings in a 5-4 loss. The 24-year-old had previously allowed more than two earned runs just twice in 2019. Berrios has tweaked his approach slightly, throwing fewer fastballs and more curves and changeups this season.

3. Matthew Boyd (26.5 percent) -- The lefty is building on a breakout second half in 2018 in which he had a 1.08 WHIP and a .230 opponents' batting average. Before allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over four innings vs. the powerful Astros in an 8-1 loss Monday, Boyd ranked fourth in the AL with 65 strikeouts and seventh in WHIP at 0.99.

Others receiving votes: Odorizzi, Cole, Glasnow, Charlie Morton, Domingo German, Mike Minor.


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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
Your, my, OUR MVP



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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
It's May. He dominated the 1st half last season then fell off quite a bit.


bearkatag15
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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
Today is Hinch's 45th birthday. Maybe we can be nice about his lineup selection since he will likely be giving George the day off in preparation for the scheduled team off day tomorrow?


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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
Damn Hinch is a bit younger than he looks and acts.

That said, he does talk like a 13-year old kid that hasn't hit puberty yet but tries to make his voice sound deeper than it is.


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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
Ever been to a gender reveal where the female pitches the male a baseball and when he hits it, it just explodes into pink or blue smoke? That’s what I’m expecting now every time Correa steps up to the plate.


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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
I fear you aren't far from the truth here. My work is nearly done in this community


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Tiger Ryno
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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
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Today is Hinch's 45th birthday


He's a few weeks younger than me with time he will reach full maturity. Coaching a team full of blue chip hall of famers is one thing.

Coaching some sad sack 7 year Olds whose dads never play catch with them and winning a championship with them is an entirely different skill set.


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A Menace to Sobriety
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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
GOATlander is gonna absolutely frick shite up in front of his old crowd. Love me some GOATlander.


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Jwho77
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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
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My work is nearly done in this community


You're one of them third genders? I did not see that coming.


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El Campo Tiger
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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
I want the Astros to win.


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El Campo Tiger
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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct


Tiger Ryno
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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
Looks like I was right about Altuve. He was a good stop gap player until Diaz was ready


Jwho77
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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
For Hunch's bday, I heard Ludlow is giving him the choice of only having to start Stassi or White tonight. But not both. Happy 45th!


bearkatag15
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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
Apparently its also Brantley's 32nd birthday today. Guess we can expect a day off today for him as well as Springer.


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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
Jake cf
Stassi 1b
Diaz ss
Yuli 3b
Chirios c
Kemp 2b
Framber dh
Verlander lf
Bracamonte rf


blake the kid
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re: DAT 5/15: Stros (Verlander) @ Detroit (J. Wholestaff) - 6:10 ct
Springer
Bregman
Brantley
Correa
Gurriel
Diaz
Reddick
Chirinos
Marisnick

That’s a DAT approved lineup


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