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    Verlander gets No-No No.3

    3rd no hitter for Justin Verlander
    2nd no hitter this season for Astros

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    Cool Justin Verlander pitches another no-hitter!!!!

    3rd career no-hitter for Verlander!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    September 1st 2019

    Stat Line - 9 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 14 K
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    Now let's see if he can reach 3,000 strikeouts on the same year

    He needs 43 more with 4 starts left (possibly a 5th) on the season. He has 8 double digit strikeout performances in his last 9 starts and the only one he failed to put up double digits was the game he was ejected early from.

    He leads the AL in all the following categories now....

    17 Wins
    193 Innings Pitched
    2.56 ERA
    0.77 WHIP
    257 Strikeouts
    35 Walks
    7.34 K/BB rate

    That's right, he could also achieve the pitchers triple crown this year...he's currently 1st in all 3 categories.
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    Strange how this guy's getting better in his late 30s.
    If this were the '90s or '00s, I'd say something's fishy. Still's a little odd compared to other pitchers in history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Strange how this guy's getting better in his late 30s.
    If this were the '90s or '00s, I'd say something's fishy. Still's a little odd compared to other pitchers in history.
    Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan & Curt Schilling are a few non-PED users that come to mind who were always good but their career spiked in their mid to late 30's

    Also, JV is 36 so I'd say mid-30's, not late 30's especially since the spike in his career began when he was 33.

    Verlander has always been verbal with his dislike of those who use PEDS to cheat but that doesn't mean that he ain't using 'em. Could be a diversion (who knows?) but I would be far more suspicious if he was pretty much just an average pitcher his entire career until he turned 33 and began pitching like a Cy Young candidate. In JV's case, he was pretty much a perennial Cy Young candidate since his mid 20's (he won an MVP), then was injured and then began pitching like a perennial Cy Young candidate again. If you believe in sabermetrics, his best years were actually his age 28/29 seasons when he put up an 8+ WAR each year. He's never had an 8 WAR season since.
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    The best old guy pitcher was definitely Randy Johnson. His age 37 and 38 seasons combined for over 20WAR, over 700K in 500 innings.....that boggles the mind.


    Verlander is on a nice roll right now, I'd like to see him break the alltime K record but that's not happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVHaste View Post
    The best old guy pitcher was definitely Randy Johnson. His age 37 and 38 seasons combined for over 20WAR, over 700K in 500 innings.....that boggles the mind.


    Verlander is on a nice roll right now, I'd like to see him break the alltime K record but that's not happening.
    And I had the privilege to be able to watch him pitch several times since I had season tickets back in 2001. He has got to be the most intimidating pitcher to face....he was a beast out there on the mound...dude was almost 7 feet tall. I had seats near the D-Backs dugout and when I'd walk out there to get pics during the pre-game warmups I felt soooooo small!
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    First guy ever to have two no-hitters in the same road stadium.

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    My earlier post was inaccurate....JV actually only needs 37 more strikeouts to reach the 3k SO milestone. With 4 (or possibly a 5th) starts left on the season for him he could easily achieve that mark.

    70.3 career bWAR
    70.8 career fWAR

    Both sabermetric equations come to roughly the same number which is quite spectacular and is due to the fact that his career ERA & FIP/xFIP are so close (3.34 ERA/3.31 xFIP/3.42 FIP). xFIP is just a revised version of FIP that is calculated in the same way, except it replaces a pitcher’s home run total with an estimate of how many home runs they should have allowed given the number of fly balls they surrendered while assuming a league average home run to fly ball percentage. It's useful because it removes some of the randomness in the pitcher’s actual performance. The two equations for WAR are calculated in nearly the same manner except fangraphs is FIP/xFIP based while Baseball Reference is ERA/ERA+ based. Personally I prefer going by fWAR for pitchers because of this very reason (removes luck, sequencing and defense...paints a better picture of their actual performance. Although it does have it's downside, more specifically it doesn't include hits with exception to home runs). Then for some reason I prefer to go by bWAR for position players...no real scientific explanation other than it seems to match the players overall season better than fWAR does.
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    Oh yeah, JV has now put up four straight 6+ bWAR seasons in a row.....gooooooooooo Verlander!!!! h00ray!
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    I'm Verlander's biggest cheerleader in case you haven't noticed already
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    Quote Originally Posted by death2redemptions View Post
    I'm Verlander's biggest cheerleader in case you haven't noticed already
    I knew there was a reason I liked you.

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