After Curt Schilling and RSN flirted with history just 5 days ago, Detroit’s Justin Verlander hurls the second No-No of the 2007 season. While striking out 12 batters, the 24-year old hoodwinked the Central-leading Brewers all night long in 112 pitches. This is mastery of one’s art and serves as a pleasant surprise in an era when chicks still dig the long ball.
In other news, the pathetic Phillies seem to be rolling behind Cole Hamels‘ ninth win of the season and the return of the people’s champ. I can’t imagine that it lasts for they are still the Phils. But, they are only 3.5 games back of the struggling Mets, who trail Dodger fan 3-1 as we speak. It’s early still, but only the Red Sox look formiddable.