From John Fay post
Joey Votto, a former MVP himself, was asked about facing a fellow MVP in Verlander:
“I can’t speak for him. I’ve known a lot of pitchers that look past the number or names on the back of a jersey and they just concentrate on execution. I try to do the same as a hitter. But certainly, you can’t help but step it up a little bit.”
step it up a bit?
That will be a sight to see, He is hitting .563 over the last 13 games and now he is going to step it up.