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Questions rise about Verlander's fastball

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07:08 AM ET 05.03 | For his part, Justin Verlander shrugs off any suggestions he's losing heat on his fastball. A Yahoo! Report earlier this week, citing two unnamed scouts, raised the possibility. Verlander said after his latest outing -- seven innings of five-hit baseball in Tuesday night's 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins -- that there is no need to worry. "No, I know where I'm at and I feel like it's gotten a little bit better every start," the 30-year-old said before [Thursday's] game. "I threw a lot of innings last year and I was basically three weeks behind coming into spring training this year on purpose but I think it seems like for the most part our entire team has started to get better velocity wise."

Detroit Free Press

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May 3, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Soooooo ... a non story still being pushed around ... go figure TnR ...

and by the way ...

FIRST !!!!!!

May 3, 2013  09:04 AM ET

This guy is done.

May 3, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Stick a fork in him.

May 3, 2013  09:09 AM ET

A 30 year old guy who has pitched hard for several years is losing a bit off his fastball!?!?!?
Holy balls, it's time for the Rapture!!!

May 3, 2013  10:25 AM ET

Another Roy Halladay.

May 3, 2013  11:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

A 30 year old guy who has pitched hard for several years is losing a bit off his fastball!?!?!?Holy balls, it's time for the Rapture!!!

Verlander is on decline,,,,,,even if he refuse to acknowledge he is going down in slow motion!!!!

May 3, 2013  11:11 AM ET

In the last 16 games Hamilton has one R.B.I. no extra hits, 3 walks with 19 strikeouts,,,,,that could be the answer to angels winless streak,,

May 3, 2013  11:17 AM ET

Pujols and Hamilton are playing terrible very terrible,Trumbo is the only player who is playing fairly enough good baseball, Mike trout looks like the 2011 trout, not the 2012 near MVP trout, i wonder if the rookie has take it more than 300 steps backwards in favor of the opponents??
to make matters worse trout was unable to catch the ball in fact he did pushed the ball out of the wall!!!

May 3, 2013  11:20 AM ET

2012 trout robs homeruns,,,,
2013,, trout has fly balls bounce off his glove and become homeruns,it's all balanced now!!!

May 3, 2013  11:23 AM ET

Hamilton has been bad for the five months going back to june in 2012,,,,

May 3, 2013  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

A 30 year old guy who has pitched hard for several years is losing a bit off his fastball!?!?!?Holy balls, it's time for the Rapture!!!

LAMONT! YOU BIG DUMMY!

May 3, 2013  11:28 AM ET

Astros runs scored 118 to angels 117, thats embarrassing horrible contracts for old guys,,angels are about to hire a monkey from africa and use him as a monkey players chaser!!!!!!!!

May 3, 2013  11:30 AM ET

hmmmm end of the line for mike sciocia?? i see firing during the season,,,

May 3, 2013  11:34 AM ET

on mike trout,,,he is only 21 years old and we are only 4 weeks into the season, but still the players in general aren't performing up to the team expectations!!!

May 3, 2013  11:37 AM ET

FACE IT ANGELS, YOUR ROTATION IS TERRIBLE, YOU SPEND ALL THAT MONEY ON OFFENSE AND FORGET YOU NEED QUALITY PITCHING, MAYBE THE TEAM WILL BE SMARTER NEXT TIME THEY SPEND MONEY,,,,,,,

May 3, 2013  11:41 AM ET

Angels need some changes imidiately, trade for some decent starting pitcher,the RAYS have and extra starters in ARCHER and HELLICKSON, should halos send MARK TRUMBO in exchanges for those two pitchers?????this is not a drill this is an emergency call for the halos albastros season!!!!!!

May 3, 2013  11:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Another Roy Halladay.

verlander will be looking alike ROY HALLADAY,, soon very soon!!!

May 3, 2013  11:45 AM ET

THE ANGELS organization refuse to accepted their ugly season in the halos team,but is bad enough and somebody is about to paid the price for all those unanswered loses in angels games!!!!

May 3, 2013  11:48 AM ET

THE ANGELS ORGANIZATION SHOULD;;;;;;;SEND, HAMILTON for an extra spring training, alone with PUJOLS/MIKE TROUT/BLANTON/JASON VARGAS/HANSON/C J WILSON/ RICHARDS/ AND THE WHOLE BULLPEN AS WELL!!!!

 
May 3, 2013  11:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

A 30 year old guy who has pitched hard for several years is losing a bit off his fastball!?!?!?Holy balls, it's time for the Rapture!!!

Shut up Lemont.....you big dummy!!!

<brandishes Redd Foxx fist>

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