Verlander ('04) Wins Sixth Straight Game

July 20, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

July 20, 2008

BALTIMORE,MD--Former ODU pitching standout Justin Verlander ('04) scattered three hits to help lead Detroit to a 5-1 win over Baltimore Sunday. It was Verlander's sixth straight win to improve his record to 8-9 overall. Verlander picked up his sixth straight win, and fourth win in as many starts.

The Goochland, VA., native allowed only three hits, striking out three batters and walking only three in 8.2 innings of work to improve his ERA to 3.95. At one stretch he retired 16 straight Orioles. Verlander has not lost a game since June 6 against Cleveland. Overall, Verlander has 99 strikeouts in 134 innings of work.

FORMER MONARCHS DOWN ON THE FARM Tyler Belcher catcher at Greensboro A-Marlins .216 with 7 RBI Brandon Carter 2b Grand Rapinds-Independent .280, 4 homers , 31 RBI Jeffrey Eure 3b Fargo-Morehead-Independent .305 with 6 homers 34 RBI Patrick Nichols, catcher-Patomac-AA Nationals .333 (only played two games) Ryan Bergh, RHP - GLC Phillies Rookie League 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 3 saves, 11 SO in 14 IP James Burok, RHP, Modesto, A Rockies, 0-0 with a 10.29 ERA Dexter Carter, RHP, Great Falls, Pioneer League, 1-1 3.05 ERA, 31 so, in 20.2 IP Jason Godin, RHP, Wilmington, A Royals, 2-7 with a 5.33 ERA, 44 so in 72 IP(INJURED) Kevin Gunter , RHP, Greensboro, A, Marlins, 1-1 with 2.78 ERA, 13 SO in 15.2 IP Dan Hudson, RHP, Great Falls, Pioneer League, 1-2 with 4.29 ERA, 28 SO in 21.1 IP Anthony Shawler, RHP, Oneonta, A-Detroit NY-Penn, 2-2 with a 1.37 ERA, 16 SO in 19.2 IP Donnie Smith, RHP, Fargo-Morehead Independent, 3-1 with a 5.06 ERA, 23 SO in 26.2 IP.