Look beyond Orb's bad day
A Triple Crown would be great for the sport, but Orb is a good horse without it
Last Thursday, Justin Verlander didn't last three innings. A Cy Young Award winner and an MVP, the Detroit Tigers' ace is one of the best pitchers in all of baseball, but on this night he couldn't pitch his way out of a mosquito net. He walked in a run, hit a batter and tossed up a beach ball that a guy hitting .176 on the year smacked into the stands beyond left field. The Texas Rangers battered Verlander for eight runs.
And you know what? Friday morning, he was still ...
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