• Justin Verlander prepares to open second World Series of his career, aims for a better result

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Oct 25, 2012
    That includes a better effort in Game 1 from Justin Verlander, too. To understand why Justin Verlander is the best pitcher on earth, let's check in with some of the people who know him best. Verlander, meanwhile, considers Morris a source of advice. Now understand just how special this opportunity is to see a great pitcher in his prime, on a roll and in the World Series. It's a part of his job Giants manager Bruce Bochy doesn't relish, dropping the poison pill in a player's ear the way he had to do when he told veteran Barry Zito the team's postseason roster had no place for him in October 2010.
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    • Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander rocked in Game 1 of the World Series, the latest victim of the San Francisco Giants' postsea

      Justin Verlander was supposed to put an end to all the talk of destiny that has this city in a baseball-crazed state for the World Series. The Giants might have the strongest will of any team in the game, but surely that would only go so far against the…
    • Verlander once again struggles on biggest stage

      SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Justin Verlander pawed at the mound with his feet during warmups, looked flabbergasted when his pitching coach came out for a visit and appeared out of sorts from the start.
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    • Tom Verducci: Verlander biggest treat of delicious Tigers vs. Giants World Series

      SAN FRANCISCO -- This World Series is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. The best pitcher in baseball with Hall of Fame ability is smack in the sweet spot of the prime of his career and getting the ball for Game 1. In a series with a Triple Crown winne…
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    • Admiration flows between Verlander, Morris

      Four years after Jack Morris made headlines when he said he believed Justin Verlander was pitching hurt, the current and former Tigers pitching greats have a pretty good relationship going.
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    • Verlander rises to top with complete package

      Tigers ace Justin Verlander made his reputation by throwing a 100-mph fastball, but these days, he's way more than that.
      Source: MLB.com
  • Justin Verlander and Barry Zito: Now and then

    SAN FRANCISCO - Long before the dream actually became a reality, San Francisco's Barry Zito and Detroit's Justin Verlander were just like any other young pitcher who harbored dreams of one day starting a Game 1 in the World Series. Zito learned the game
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    • Honored Zito focused on job of starting Game 1

      After playing a critical role in the Giants' run to the World Series, Barry Zito will start Game 1 of the Fall Classic against the Tigers on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. PT on FOX.
      Source: MLB.com

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