Justin Verlander picked up his eighth win despite allowing five runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts over six innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Prior to Tuesday's start, it was posted here that Verlander owned the best winning percentage in interleague play at .917 (22-2). We also warned you that those numbers were coming from a much different pitcher than he is right now. Well, here we are and he's improved his winning percentage, but was that win worth it considering the damage done to your ratios? His streak of three-straight quality starts has come to an end and he's now sporting a 4.84 ERA with a 1.48 WHIP. Yuck.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jeremy Langford had 30 snaps compared to 37 for Matt Forte on Thursday night.
On the one hand, Langford has played well enough to earn increased playing time, as he became the first Bears rookie running back with rushing touchdowns in four consecutive games since Walter Payton. On the other hand, Matt Forte was playing for the first time since spraining his MCL, and his limited work load could be a result of wanting to ease him back into action. We will have to see how the snaps shake out in Week 13 before we can draw too many conclusions. Analysis: Steve Pimental