Justin Verlander Reaches 3,000 Career Strikeouts, 300 for This Season

On Saturday, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander reached two new milestones as he became the 18th major league pitcher to reach the 3,000-strikeout plateau for his career and the 19th since 1900 to post 300 strikeouts in one season. Verlander, who is 36, entered his final start of the regular season on Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels with 2,994 career strikeouts. He reached 3,000 career strikeouts by fanning Kole Calhoun in the fourth inning… [Read entire story]

Chris Sale Proves He Is Part of Race for AL Cy Young

On Sunday, Chris Sale produced a gem for the Red Sox at Fenway. The Red Sox lefthander struck out 13 in seven innings. He threw 71 strikes out of his 93 pitches to win 5-0. His 100.5 mph fastball struck out Mike Zunino on his last pitch of the day. As well as that, it was the fastest pitch of his Major League Baseball career. For many observers, it was amazing that the Mariners were able to muster four hits … [Read entire story]

Gerrit Cole Proving to be Legitimate Cy Young Contender

Houston’s Gerrit Cole has taken center stage thanks to his strong start on the mound for the defending World Series champions. He is proving to doubters he is a Cy Young candidate and a great acquisition by the Astros. In his most recent start, Cole gave up just one run while striking out nine over six innings. His play thus far has been superb. It… [Read entire story]

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