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Detroit Tigers' Luke Putkonen is just happy to pitch in
For the record, Luke Putkonen doesn't really care. As long as he's pitching in the big leagues and helping the Tigers win, he's not sweating...

Detroit Tigers recall Luke Putkonen
In the midst of a tight pennant race, the Detroit Tigers have used the expanded September rosters to add a reliever from their farm system...

Luke Putkonen recalled by Detroit
Remember Luke Putkonen? He's back. The Detroit Tigers placed ailing right-hander Octavio Dotel on the disabled list on Tuesday, while also announcing the return of...

Luke Putkonen called up by Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers optioned pitcher Thad Weber to Triple-A Toledo this morning and will call up right-handed reliever Luke Putkonen. The move was made, in...

Luke Putkonen will make first pro playoff start in must-win game
Luke Putkonen pitched on the grandest stage in college baseball while playing for UNC. As a sophomore, he started for the Tar Heels in the...

Seniors Form Baseball's Backbone
With this senior class playing for a third-straight trip to the College World Series, numbers do not accurately reflect its importance to this program. Eight...

Cary Super Regional: Who has the edge?
Developing elite pitchers has become a tradition for North Carolina. Most recently, Andrew Miller, Daniel Bard, Luke Putkonen and Robert Woodard blossomed into premier pitchers...

CWS: Saturday's Pitching Preview
Freshman Alex White has struggled mightily in the postseason, but just like Robert Woodard and Luke Putkonen have done, White is due for a big...

Champions Take Different Path to Finals
Because Coach Mike Fox had to use the top starters Robert Woodard and Adam Wooten against the Owls, the struggling freshman right-hander Alex White (0-2,...

Heels get some pitching
As he watched Logan Johnson's home run sail over the left-field wall in the first inning, North Carolina coach Mike Fox tried to hide his...

Luke Putkonen comes through in clutch for Tar Heels
Mixing a mid 90s fastball with an effective changeup and a devastating curveball, Luke Putkonen gave the Tar Heels exactly what they had been looking...

Heels Deal Cards Out
Against the most prolific run-scoring team remaining in the 2007 College World Series, North Carolina starter Luke Putkonen tossed a gem on Tuesday, as the...

Tar Heels stay alive
North Carolina is proving the adage that good pitching beats good hitting any day. North Carolina’s starters had been anything but good the past two...

Strong pitching carries Heels to win
North Carolina finally got a good outing from a starting pitcher in the College World Series, and now it gets another shot at Rice. Thanks...

Luke Putkonen Pitches Tar Heels Past Louisville
North Carolina proved the adage that good pitching beats good hitting Tuesday. Luke Putkonen (7-0) and two relievers limited the Cardinals to three hits, and...

Three Tar Heels Chosen On Day One Of MLB Draft
UNC junior teammates Josh Horton and Andrew Carignan were both selected by the Oakland Athletics, and redshirt sophomore right-hander Luke Putkonen was chosen by the...

Lucas: Putkonen Quietly Excels
This is a story about Luke Putkonen, which can only mean one thing: There will be very little information in the next 716 words from...

ACC Champs!
Starter Luke Putkonen allowed just three hits over 6.2 innings and struck out five to lead the Tar Heels to the 2007 ACC Championship on...

Luke Putkonen Pitches No. 4 North Carolina Past Virginia Tech
North Carolina right-hander Luke Putkonen held Virginia Tech to just one run over seven innings, and right fielder Tim Fedroff had a two-run home run...

Carolina Baseball Rebounds With 5-4 Win Over Penn State
Freshman first baseman Dustin Ackley went 3-for-4 in his first career three-RBI game, and sophomore right-hander Luke Putkonen struck out seven batters over 5 2/3...

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