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Kyle Seager at 400-plus chances since his last throwing error

Gold Glove? How about a gold arm? Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager entered the season’s second half Friday night with a streak of 407 chances since his last throwing error, which occurred on May 29, 2014, against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. “It’s all about your footwork,” he said. “If your feet are pointing in the right direction, that’s where the ball is going to go. (Tacoma News Tribune)

Astros third-base prospect Colin Moran scorching in July at Double-A

Astros minor-league third baseman Colin Moran has been tearing up the Texas League with Double-A Corpus Christi lately. Moran is riding a nine-game hit streak, during which he is batting .389 (14 for 36) with a home run, two doubles and seven RBI. Moran was drafted in the first round (6th overall) by the Marlins in 2013 out of North Carolina. (CBS Sports)

Matt Harvey still Mets' ace, despite Jacob deGrom's rise to stardom

It was a drizzly Wednesday in the city with no baseball to distract us, so we got to thinking about a debate that has rolled around Metsland since the beginning of a hyped-up season: If the team is somehow able to qualify this year for the wild-card game, who should be the starting pitcher? After watching Jacob deGrom’s Carl Hubbell-esque All-Star inning the night before, our answer is... Matt Harvey. Still him. No question, no doubt. (New York Daily News)

Yankees' Adam Warren looks to carry solid pitching into second half

It’s been a story of two halves over the first portion of the baseball season for Adam Warren. The New Bern native broke spring training in the New York Yankees’ starting rotation. He went into the All-Star Break as a member of the bullpen. No matter his role, Warren is thriving. The 6-foot-1 right-hander has a 3.65 ERA in 20 outings. He started 14 of those games and has a 5-5 record. (New Bern Sun Journal)

The Seager sibling rivalry

While Kyle Seager got four years and a partial to amass his age-27 cumulative MLB stats, Corey could get as many as six and a partial if he comes up this year and doesn't get injured or long-term demoted. Start to parse debut years/months, and you're making for small sample sizes and mixing in a confounding but important variable of prospect status that we'll get to later. (FOX Sports)

UNC in MLB: First half update

Several former UNC baseball players have made an impact with their teams before the All-Star break of the 2015 baseball season. Kannapolis native Kyle Seager had his best year as a pro in 2014, when he batted .268 with 96 RBI. He was named an All-Star and finished 20th in the American League MVP voting. So far in 2015, Seager has hit .269 with 12 home runs, 39 RBI, and 19 doubles in 88 games. (Daily Tar Heel)

339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll Spots

A total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels rally around UNC Children's patient to fight cancer

Liam Canard and his parents credit many supporters for helping him through the past year of treatment. During those initial days of treatment last June, Liam received a much-needed lift in the form of an unexpected visit from former Carolina baseball player Chase Jones and 2015 Tar Heel pitchers Benton Moss, Chris McCue, and Zach Rice. (UNC.edu)

The Mariners’ Kyle Seager is Finally Appreciated But Still Underrated

The hot corner is arguably the hardest position to play on the baseball diamond. Whether you’re fielding screaming line drives hit down the line, charging soft bunts and throwing on the run, or making the longest throw to first in the infield, a third baseman needs a very unique and complete set of skills. Add in the expectation of being one of the best hitters on the team, and very few can do this job better than Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager. (Sports Illustrated For Kids)

Dustin Ackley is surging...right on schedule

Check the calendar. July? Then Seattle Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley must be heating up. Yep, on cue, Ackley is showing signs of repeating his career-long pattern of surging in the season’s second half. He entered Saturday with 12 hits in 30 at-bats since June 21. His average jumped from .184 to .222 in that span. “It’s just one of those things,” Ackley said. (Tacoma News Tribune)

Video: Matt Harvey crushes first MLB homer for the lead

Matt Harvey's first Major League home run is confirmed after review and gives the Mets a 3-2 lead in the 5th View Video...

The statement Matt Harvey made: I won’t be forgotten

It used to be promoted as Harvey Day, the one on which Matt Harvey slipped into his codpiece, took the ball and singularly elevated the Mets into a place of prominence within the New York sporting landscape. (New York Post)

Zac Gallen's Journey from Jersey to Cape Cod

The experts said they had the best lineup in the Cape League. They were the #1-ranked summer team in the country. And the Orleans Firebirds thought they were about to turn on the jets. Zac Gallen had been making them look foolish on perhaps the biggest regular season day of the year—Friday, July 3 at Veterans Field. In front of the biggest regular-season crowd of the summer, Orleans had managed only two first-inning hits. (Chatham Anglers)

Matt Harvey’s the sudden hitting hero as Mets find a way

After allowing two first-inning runs, Matt Harvey shut down the Diamondbacks bats, then used his own to blast his first career home run — one of three by the home team — to put the Mets ahead for good in their 4-2 win over Arizona, giving them their sixth win in the past eight games. (New York Post)

Appreciating Kyle Seager

Somehow, despite a 2014 All-Star selection and a Gold Glove, Kyle Seager still seems under-appreciated. And the thing about Kyle? He's just gotten better every year. (Lookout Landing)

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