Verlander 4-0 In May

May 27, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 27, 2007

NORFOLK, VA-- Justin Verlander ('04) is 4-0 in the month of May. The reigning AL Rookie of the Year has allowed three or fewer runs inall 10 of his starts. In 1993, David Wells allowed three or fewer runs in his first 12 starts for Detroit.

He is 5-1 overall with a 2.71 ERA. Here is a look at what former Monarchs Jeff Eure, Pat Nichols, James Burok, Jason Godin, Kevin Gunter and Donnie Smith are doing.

Verlander, the CAA, ODU and State of Virginia Division I All-time strikeout leader with 427 got a no decision in his last outing against Cleveland as the Tiger Bullpen failed to hold his 3-2 lead.

Jeffrey Eure is hitting .244 with one homer and six RBI for the Royals AA Wichita team. Patrick Nicholas is hitting .143 in two games for Washington's Hagerstown team.

James Burok is 00 with a 1.61 ERA for the Rockies A team in Asheville.He has 22 strikeouts in 22.1 innings of work.

Jason Godin is 1-1 with a 2.10 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 25.2 innings of work for the Royals Burlington A team. Kevin Gunter is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA with the Reds Sarasota squad.

Donnie Smith is 0-1 with a 3.31 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 16.1 innings of work.