Found May 02, 2012 on
Both lost the ball in the lights. Jose Tabata reacted like the ball was a king cobra waiting to kill him. Brennan Boesch made a catch with one of the highest awesome factors of the year

Detroit Tigers: in Valverde we trust?

Should the Detroit Tigers consider swapping out the closer duties and hand the 9th inning keys to Joaquin Benoit? We’ve all that about it, but would it be the right move? Jose Valverde went 49 for 49 in save opportunities last year, albeit in consistently dramatic fashion. But 49 for 49 is flat out epic and must be respected. Regardless, should Benoit get a crack at the job? Let’s...

Burnett’s big blowup

A.J. Burnett was awesome in his first start as a Pirate. He was pretty good in his second one, too. The third? Well… A.J. Burnett is the first #Pirates starter to allow 12 runs in a game since Glenn Spencer vs. the #Cubs on April 24, 1932. #Cardinals — STATS LLC (@STATS_MLB) May 3, 2012 A.J. Burnett is the 5th pitcher in the live-ball era to allow 12+ ER in less than 3 IP; Vin...

Game 2012.24: Royals at Tigers

The 12-11 Tigers, now only percentage points out of first, look to sweep the abbreviated 2-game home series with the Royals this afternoon. Justin “No-Hitter” Verlander will take on Jonathan “No-Hitter” Sanchez. Today’s player of the Pre-game:  Austin Jackson, who last night put up his 3rd 4-hit game already this season. Today’s Dirks-Day-To-Day Lineup: Austin Jackson...

Fister looks good to go Monday

TOLEDO, Ohio -- It's the news that Tigers fans have been longing to hear: Doug Fister should be ready to go Monday in Seattle. Tigers manager Jim Leyland, pitching coach Jeff Jones, hitting coach Lloyd McClendon and bullpen coach Mike Rojas were all on hand to watch Fister make a rehabilitation start for the Toledo Mud Hens on Wednesday night in front of 4,626 fans at Fifth...

Pirates Recall Jared Hughes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled RHP Jared Hughes to take Evan Meek‘s spot on the roster.  Meek was optioned to AAA after last night’s game against the Braves. This is a bit of a head-scrather to me.  Hughes had a pretty good ERA when he went down (1.86), but otherwise he did nothing to impress [...]

GAMEDAY: Pirates at Cardinals

Pirates (10-13) at Cardinals (15-8) 8:15 PM EST–Busch Stadium, St. Louis Here is the Gameday TV: ROOT Sports The Pirates will need to be a lot better on the mound and in the field if they want to turn this series around and defeat the first-place Cardinals. St. Louis leads the Central and currently holds a 5-game advantage over the Bucs, so it’s crucial for them to at...

Cardinals done in by 17 Ks in loss to Pirates

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Erik Bedard struck out a season-high 11, including seven straight batters, and Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead home run as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. Bedard (2-4) was pulled after five innings. Pittsburgh relievers kept piling up the strikeouts, fanning 17 Cardinals overall. Alvarez hit his two-run...
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