Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 225 lbsAge: 34College: Old DominionBats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

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Justin Verlander goes the distance in Game 2

Justin Verlander allowed just one run on five hits over nine dominant frames in Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday versus the Yankees, striking out 13 and walking one en route to a 2-1 Astros win.

Fantasy Impact

The game was tied 1-1 before Houston walked-off on an RBI double by Carlos Correa. Verlander was dominant throughout the game, just as he has been ever since getting traded to the Astros. The ALCS resumes in New York on Monday.

Justin Verlander pitches out of relief in Game 4

Justin Verlander allowed one run on one hits in 2 2/3 innings of relief on Monday, walking two and striking out zero as the Astros advanced to the ALCS with a 5-4 win over the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact

In an unorthodox move, the Astros used their best starter out of relief to take down the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The move initially appeared to backfire, as Andrew Benintendi hit a two-run homer off Verlander as soon as he came in the game. However, the Houston bats rallied and Verlander was able to hold off further trouble. He'll resume starting in the ALCS against the winner of Cleveland and New York.

Justin Verlander earns win in ALDS Game 1

Justin Verlander picked up the win on Thursday afternoon versus Boston, allowing two runs on six hits over six innings of work. Verlander also struck out three and walked two.

Fantasy Impact

Verlander was making his 17th playoff start today. The 34-year-old wasn't in vintage form, but he gave his team a chance to win, and the offense backed him up. Game 2 of the series will be played on Friday afternoon.

Justin Verlander dominating in Houston

Justin Verlander picked up the win on Sunday, allowing just one run on three hits over seven innings. Verlander struck out 10 and walked one.

Fantasy Impact

The one run Verlander allowed was a Ben Game solo shot. Other than that, he was lights out. In three starts since joining Houston Verlander has thrown 21 innings, allowed 10 hits, surrendered just two earned runs, and struck out 26.

Justin Verlander traded to Astros

The Astros have acquired RHP Justin Verlander from the Tigers in exchange for three of their top 11 prospects.

Fantasy Impact

The move was made a the August 31 deadline, so Verlander will be able to pitch in the postseason for the Astros. More important for fantasy owners, Verlander will now have the support of the vaunted Astros' offense. The veteran has been awesome in the second half after a shaky stretch prior to the All-Star break and sees a boost in value considering his new team is one of the best in baseball.

Blaine Blontz7 weeks ago