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Hitters beware!

This is the Year of the Pitcher II
By the time Justin Verlander and his 100 mph heat finished what Francisco Liriano and his spinners started four days earlier, the stamp on this season was unmistakable: This is the Year of the Pitcher II.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander gets a congratulatory hug from his manager Jim Leyland after the pitcher no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays this year. “The days of slow-pitch softball are over,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.
Minnesota Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano threw the first no-hitter this season against the Chicago White Sox. Homers, runs and hits? All down more than seven percent from last May, reports STATS LLC.
The first no-no was the Twins’ Francisco Liriano, then came the Tigers’ Justin Verlander. More complete pitchers, more complete games: 35 so far, STATS LLC said, up from 29 on this date last year (the season opened about a week earlier) and just 20 in 2006.
Minutes after Yovani Gallardo gave up his first hit against St. Louis, Justin Verlander walked a Toronto batter. That’s all the Detroit ace yielded, though, while throwing the majors’ second no-hitter of the week. Gallardo’s one-hitter was the majors’ third this season.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson, one of three one-hitters already this season.
Los Angeles Angels’ Dan Haren threw a one-hitter this year.

Hitters beware!

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By the time Justin Verlander and his 100 mph heat finished what Francisco Liriano and his spinners started four days earlier, the stamp on this season was unmistakable: This is the Year of the Pitcher II.
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Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander gets a congratulatory hug from his manager Jim Leyland after the pitcher no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays this year. “The days of slow-pitch softball are over,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano threw the first no-hitter this season against the Chicago White Sox. Homers, runs and hits? All down more than seven percent from last May, reports STATS LLC.
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The first no-no was the Twins’ Francisco Liriano, then came the Tigers’ Justin Verlander. More complete pitchers, more complete games: 35 so far, STATS LLC said, up from 29 on this date last year (the season opened about a week earlier) and just 20 in 2006.
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Minutes after Yovani Gallardo gave up his first hit against St. Louis, Justin Verlander walked a Toronto batter. That’s all the Detroit ace yielded, though, while throwing the majors’ second no-hitter of the week. Gallardo’s one-hitter was the majors’ third this season.
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson, one of three one-hitters already this season.
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Los Angeles Angels’ Dan Haren threw a one-hitter this year.
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