ALCS Game 3: Red Sox (1-1) @ Tigers (1-1)

Verlander looks to continue his brilliant postseason stretch today.

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)

  • Snowman

    Thank you mr fing MVP!!!!!!!!!!
    Swung at 3 pitches way out of strike zone, why? Usually u put ball in play or try to, wat happened, “hero” mentality ? Then fat man Price comes up and swings at 3 straight pitches, wow. Really think there dun:(
    Justin and Max should sue for non support, we had 3 guys on 3rd base with less then 2 outs and “0″ zip, nada, nothing, wow!!!!
    Phil coke in now wow:)

    • verlander

      Cabrera should be fired!

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