Myths about Justin Verlander and his recent struggles
|Justin Verlander: Odds strong he'll figure it out|
MYTH - Verlander is not healthy and is hiding an injury: Look, a pitcher can come up with a bum arm at any time and without warning. But ailing pitchers don't hit 97 mph on the radar gun several times, strikeout nine hitters in five innings against a team which had won 18 of its previous 23 games and they don't come out of an hour-long rain delay snapping off knee-bending curveballs and 94 mph fastballs routinely like Verlander did Wednesday night at Cleveland.
MYTH - Verlander is not the Tigers' ace: Max Scherzer has a 3.61 ERA. It was at 5.73 last year at this time. Doug Fister has a 3.62 ERA. Anibal Sanchez has a very good ERA, but does anybody honestly think he is the Tigers' ace?
It's highly, highly probable Verlander will turn it around, and sooner instead of later.