Um, Justin Verlander has now officially entered the realm of lost efficiency, lost confidence, or lost pitcher's identity. It's rather excruciating to watch him pitch right now. Thankfully, I fell asleep (again) for part of last night's game, and so I missed the last three of Justin's seven earned (debatable ER total, since Raburn misplayed two very playable balls in right that were scored as hits) runs given up. Things are a little scary for JV right now. I think someone needs to have a little chat with him. I'm not sure what he needs exactly, but someone on the club better figure out what it is, and then give it to him. He seems to exude a deluded sense of confidence/denial in some ways on the quality of his outings, but maybe that's just a mask for massive insecurities.
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