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3 former Detroit Tigers starters are pitching in the World Series

Posted: 12:42 PM, Oct 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-21 12:42:55-04
Detroit Tigers v Minnesota Twins

(WXYZ) — Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Anibal Sanchez all pitched for the 2012 Detroit Tigers team that was swept in the World Series. Now, all three are back in the World Series in 2019 – just for different teams.

Verlander returns with the Houston Astros to the World Series – the first time since winning the title in 2017, while Scherzer and Sanchez are with the Washington Nationals.

In the 2012 World Series, Verlander started game 1 for the Tigers, Sanchez in game 3 and Scherzer in game 4.

When looking at the 2019 postseason, Sanchez has been dominant. He's started two games and has a .71 ERA with one win, according to MLB stats. In 12.2 innings, he's given up 5 hits and one run.

Scherzer has started 3 games and has a 2-0 record for the Nationals. In 19 innings, he has 9 hits and 4 runs.

Finally, Verlander has started 4 games, but has a 1-2 record with a 3.70 ERA. He hsas given up 18 hits and 10 runs in 24.1 innings.

Who are you rooting for in this series?