Verlander looks to continue his brilliant postseason stretch today.
The Tigers hope to shake off the disappointment following a painful loss in Boston the other night, and Justin Verlander (1-0, 0.00 ERA) is just the man to help them do that. Verlander has been brilliant thus far in the postseason and since September 1st, he’s thrown 54.2 IP, posting a 1.65 ERA. In his last 28 IP, he’s struck out 45, walked only 6
batters, and hasn’t allowed a run. (h/t Neil Weinberg and C.J. Nitkowski)
The Red Sox will counter with John Lackey (1-0, 6.75 ERA). Lackey lasted only 5.1 IP in his previous postseason start, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 6. Lackey will have to be better against the Tigers and Verlander if the Sox hope to steal a win tonight.
Lineups after the jump
Red Sox (J. Lackey — R)
Tigers (J. Verlander — R)