Detroit Tigers player facing the most pressure in MLB playoffs will be....
|Final frontier for Justin Verlander is excelling in postseason|
So far, this hasn't been much of an issue when Verlander is mentioned baseball's great pitchers. It seems more of an aberration than a trend. He has just eight postseason starts. But it will be if he turns in a similar performance in these playoffs.
And the pressure to seal his individual status in the game is minimal compared to what Verlander means to his team overall. The one ace in the hole the Tigers are carrying over clubs entering the playoffs is their starting pitching. Verlander is their ace. If he doesn't get it done, neither will the Tigers as a whole.