UPDATES & NEWS
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
Update: Corey Dickerson was removed from Saturday's game with a left quad injury.
While the news regarding Dickerson's plantar fasciitis was positive, he was removed after he fouled a ball off his back leg and is now day-to-day with what the team is calling a quad injury. When his leg appeared to be swollen, manager Walt Weiss opted to play it safe and remove Dickerson who had gone 0-for-3 in Saturday's game against the Giants. Consider him day-to-day for right now and figure he'll be a game-time decision for Sunday. Analysis: Howard Bender