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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)

Zac Gallen: The Tar Heel Ace

University of North Carolina churns out some of the best pitchers in college baseball, year after year. And many of them summer in Chatham, from Andrew Miller to Alex White to Matt Harvey. It’s been a few years, but the Anglers may have found another one. Tar Heel righty Zac Gallen made his third start of the summer Friday night and delivered his best performance yet. (Right Field Fog)

Yankees closer Andrew Miller solid in minor league rehab effort

The New York Yankees might be just a few days away from getting half of their dominant late-inning relief duo back. Lefty closer Andrew Miller, a perfect 17 for 17 in save opportunities in New York this season, threw nine pitches in a scoreless fifth inning during his rehab appearance for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Monday night against Buffalo at PNC Field. (Citizens Voice)

Tar Heels ranked No. 13 in major college sports

North Carolina ranked No. 13 nationally in CBSSports.com's ranking of athletics programs, using a formula that weighs more heavily toward sports that generate the broadest base of fan and media interest. Five sports -- football, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball and a "wild card" sport were all used to determine the ranking. (Carolina Blue)

John Smoltz: Mets ace Matt Harvey will be better next season

John Smoltz knew the feeling. When Matt Harvey got lit up in the worst start of his career on Memorial Day weekend, the 2015 Hall of Famer watched with empathy and confidence. Terry Collins had to watch from the dugout and use Smoltz’s words to reassure himself and the devastated Harvey. (New York Daily News)

Matt Harvey pitches through another bloody nose

It's not unusual to see an athlete sporting a bloody nose. However, in the instance of New York Mets ace Matt Harvey, who was spotted bleeding from the nose during his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, it was unusual because he wasn't on the receiving end of any physical violence. It's actually the second time Harvey has experienced a nose bleed in the middle of a game. (Yahoo! Sports)

Matt Harvey considers adjustments to compensate for extra rest

Matt Harvey insisted he was not seeking an alibi. Still, Harvey suggested it will take adjustments to feel sharp pitching with a full week between starts. Harvey allowed three runs on seven hits and five walks in five innings on Saturday and the New York Mets ultimately lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. (ESPN.com)

Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 15-No. 11

13: No. 1 Carolina 2, No. 2 Connecticut 1 - Field Hockey, Sept. 28, 2014: Charlotte Craddock's game-winner in the 59th minute gave Carolina its second 1v2 win of the season as the top-ranked Tar Heels beat No. 2 UConn 2-1 in Newton, Massachusetts. The game was tied at 1 at halftime, but Craddock's unassisted goal past Nina Klein gave UNC the win over the reigning national champions. (GoHeels.com)

Summer Baseball Dispatches: Logan Warmoth

This summer has been a tremendous learning experience both on and off the field. From being coached by former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Larry Sheets, to having Tim Kurkjian of ESPN talk to us, to meeting my idol Cal Ripken Jr. Meeting Cal was definitely the highlight of the summer. I was born on the day (September 6, 1995) that Cal broke Lou Gehrig’s record for most consecutive games played (2131). (GoHeels.com)

Yankees' Adam Warren: Still see myself as a starter

The New York Yankees have determined that for the foreseeable future, Adam Warren is a relief pitcher. But having made 14 starts this season, establishing his ability to pitch deep into a ballgame and having the lowest ERA of anyone in the Yankees rotation has given Warren a different view of himself. (ESPN.com)

Reliever Mike Morin on rehab assignment in Salt Lake as he nears return to Angels

Mike Morin is counting the days. “Thirty-five days feels like a long time,” he said. The right-hander last threw for the Angels on May 23, before succumbing to a left oblique strain, interrupting what had been a sometimes-challenging sophomore season after Morin had established himself as a solid option out of the bullpen a year ago. (Orange County Register)

Yankees send RHP Adam Warren to bullpen after 14-game stint in rotation

For the month of June, Adam Warren has arguably been the New York Yankees' most reliable starting pitcher. However, he will start July out of the starting rotation and back in the bullpen. Warren was informed by the Yankees following their 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels that he would not make his scheduled start Wednesday, but would instead report back to the bullpen, where he is likely to work as the setup man. (ESPN.com)

Benton Moss Named To All-ACC Academic Team

North Carolina senior pitcher Benton Moss was named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the fourth time in his career, Commissioner John Swofford announced Monday. Moss, who graduated in May and recently started his professional career after being drafted in the sixth round by Tampa Bay, was also named to the All-ACC third team as a starting pitcher after going 7-1 with a 3.44 ERA. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey admits to unforeseen post-surgery struggles

Matt Harvey looks like an ace again — allowing one run or fewer for the third straight start, Saturday against the Reds — after enduring the worst stretch of his career, but the Mets’ star said he still doesn’t feel quite normal since undergoing Tommy John surgery and missing all of last season. “I’m finding that it’s a lot [tougher] than I anticipated, and it was earlier in the season,” Harvey said. (New York Post)

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