Verlander was unbeatable with Wally Bell's generous strike zone on outside pitches to leftys against a lefty dominant A's team. Verlander could strike guys out looking without throwing a single pitch in the strike zone....amazingly perfect setup for Verlander ..thanks to Bell.
I do not give a crap if he was consistent...a strike is a strike and a ball is a ball. Parker was pitching to mainly rightys in the tigers lineup and was not getting that pitch outside to rightys....huge edge to Verlander.
Verlander was smart,and kept milking the edge that Bell handed him.