Verlander: "No one has a chance"

The American League MVP and Cy Young winner discusses his incredible season

Updated: December 1, 2011, 11:20 AM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

KURKJIAN: You were already a pretty good pitcher entering this season. How did you take it to another level?

VERLANDER: The big thing for me was slowing down the speed of my pitches. The first few innings, I try to slow down on purpose and establish a rhythm so that once I want to throw harder I can, and I still have the control that I do when I'm only throwing 91, 92.

Was there a specific batter confrontation that you remember thinking back, I could have picked a ...

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