Found June 22, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
What a game last night.  What a performance by J-Mac.  What a performance by the offense.  Mellie has more in her recap than I am going to put in this little space. Now it’s time to close out the season series against the Tigers.  Pirates need to at least win this series to break even [...]

Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon selected for Futures Game

Major League Baseball revealed the Futures Game rosters today and the Pirates’ 2010 and 2011 1st round picks will be on display for the US Team in Kansas City on July 8th. Jameson Taillon, who is currently the #5 prospect in all of baseball by, will be making his first Futures Game appearance. In 14 starts with High-A Bradenton, the 20-year old Taillon is 4-6 with a 4.10...

Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander happy about Doug Fister’s return, plans to finish season strong

The potential of the Detroit Tigers No. 1, 2, and 3 pitchers is almost scary. However, that’s where the word “potential” comes into play. The staff, even ace Justin Verlander, the 2011 American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner, has been up-and-down during 2012. But imagine a Tigers staff with Verlander pitching like he’s [...]

Don Kelly runs into the fence making a catch

Tigers reserve utilityman Don Kelly hasn’t gotten a whole lot of run the last couple weeks, so when he gets into the game he needs to make the most of it.  During Thursday’s matinee against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tigers’ skipper Jim Leyland penciled Kelly into his starting lineup manning right field.  In two at bats, Kelly grounded out to first and walked, so there wasn’t...

Porcello solid in loss to Cardinals

DETROIT The Tigers made mental mistakes, physicalmistakes, struggled offensively, got another player hurt and lost 3-1 to St.Louis Wednesday night. In the long run, though, it will quite possibly turn out to have been a goodnight. Jim Leyland has talked all season about the need to get his "BigFour" starters on a roll at the same time. That hasn't happened, becauseof...

Game 2012.70: Tigers at Pirates

Detroit Tigers, 34-35, 2 1/2 games behind Cleveland, Consecutive Interleague Series Won: 4. You’re welcome Pirates fans, you’re welcome. The Tigers head into Pittsburgh to close out an interleague swing that has seem them take series against the Pirates’ division rival Reds and Cardinals. The surprising Pirates are now just 2 games behind Central leading Cincinnati. The Pirates...

Game 60 Live Chat: Pirates vs. Tigers

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Tigers receive good report on V-Mart, Ilitch believes he could return in August

It seems like the news regarding injured Tiger Victor Martinez is getting better and better. Tigers owner Mike Ilitch recently told the Detroit Free Press that the team has gotten a good report on Martinez’s knee and that he could make his return to the lineup in August. “When he comes back, that will help the leadership more,” Ilitch told Drew Sharp of the Free Press. “He...

Pirates 4, Tigers 1

A.J. Burnett pitched six shutout innings to win his seventh consecutive start and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the fifth time in six games, 4-1 over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Burnett (8-2) allowed two hits and three walks and struck out four to extend his streak of starts that resulted in victories to the longest for a Pirates pitcher in 38 years. Doc Ellis won eight...

Game 70 Live Chat: Pirates vs. Tigers

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Game 68 Live Chat: Pirates vs Twins

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Revenge of the struck out?

Last night's win was a good thing for the Pirates, because over the next two afternoons they're going to face Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, who combined to strike them out 27 times in 16 innings last month. It's true that this Pirate team is a bit different from the Pirate team that Verlander and Scherzer so thoroughly dominated, in that it looks like they can generally...

Lennerton Putting Promise on Display in Erie

In 2008 the Detroit Tigers drafted a young first baseman by the name of Jordan Lennerton from Oregon State University. The Tigers were looking for a young player who showed promise at the plate and on the defensive side of the ball, both of which Lennerton possessed. This season in Erie, Lennerton is showing what the Tigers saw.

Tigers bats lifeless in 4-1 loss to the Pirates

So far this season the Tigers bats have been more hype than actual punch and Friday night was another example of that as Detroit fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 in the opening game of the weekend series from PNC. Tigers starter Doug Fister although shaky to begin the game settled down allowing 4 runs (2 earned) on 8 hits in 6 innings pitched. Fister also struck out seven and walked...

MLB Insiders: Detroit Tigers

The Pirates open a three-game series with Detroit on Friday at PNC Park. Right-hander A.J. Burnett will pitch for the Bucs. The Tigers will counter with lefty Doug Fister.

Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for June 21 by Larry Granillo

Only ten home runs across Thursday's six games. I guess the home run gods decided to be a little kind yesterday. For that, I am grateful. Let's get right to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers - 25.11 seconds [video] It's really difficult to choose between this Prince Fielder bomb to right or Pedro Alvarez's blast off the rear railing...
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