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Mets manager Terry Collins second guesses decision to keep Matt Harvey in Game 5

Matt Harvey raced out of the dugout, skipped over the base path and ascended the mound to the roar of a Citi Field crowd whose chants of his name were a vocal bat symbol summoning their Dark Knight to quell the insurgent Royals’ inevitable rally before it began. (USA Today)

Matt Harvey falters in the ninth as Mets' World Series hopes die

The two words were clear to any amateur lip reader, and be honest: If you were watching this Mets game, watching the way starter Matt Harvey had tied the Royals in knots for eight brilliant innings, you were probably thinking the same thing. "No way." That is what Harvey said to manager Terry Collins in the dugout in Game 5 of the World Series. (NJ.com)

Mets' Matt Harvey can finally pitch like it's his last game — because it is

But as Harvey prepares to pitch Game 5 of the World Series, the now portion of the now-and-later balance can be assessed. And for Harvey’s part, it couldn’t have gone any better. Harvey pitched once in the National League Division Series, once in the National League Championship Series, and now faces his final start of the season on normal rest, the schedule he prefers. (USA Today)

Now would be good time for Matt Harvey to be Mr. November

The ball, the season, the hopes and dreams of the New York Mets and a fan base that has waited 29 years for a world championship — they all rest on the broad shoulders of Matt Harvey. With the Mets on death’s door, Gotham desperately needs its Dark Knight on Sunday night. It is up to Harvey to keep the Royals, 5-3 comeback winners Saturday night, from dancing on a Citi Field grave and spraying champagne all over the visiting clubhouse (New York Post)

Matt Harvey's focus on Game 5 but eyes larger 2016 workload

Matt Harvey’s start in Game 5 of the World Series Sunday — his final start of the season, no matter what happens — gives him his chance to twist the narrative of his eventful year his way. Seven or so gorgeous innings, or exactly what he put up in Game 1 of the NLCS, would leave a wonderful, lasting image for what, at times, was a trying campaign. (New York Daily News)

Moonlight Graham Among 20 Greatest Halloween-Related Names in Sports

Moonlight Graham: MLB (New York Giants 1905, UNC baseball player, brother of former UNC President Frank Porter Graham) Best known for his inclusion in the iconic baseball movie, “Field of Dreams,” Archibald Wright, better known as “Moonlight” was in fact a real major leaguer. The outfielder’s career in the big leagues lasted all of one game, actually one inning, with the New York Giants 1905. (Athlon Sports)

UNC Announces 2016 Baseball Schedule

Visits from ACC foes Louisville, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame as well as a pair of Power 5 non-conference series highlight the 2016 North Carolina baseball schedule as announced Friday by head coach Mike Fox. The Tar Heels, who will host 34 games at Boshamer Stadium, open the campaign at UCLA before returning to Chapel Hill to face Oklahoma State. (GoHeels.com)

Is poor Game 1 start a sign Mets' Matt Harvey has hit a wall in World Series?

The outing itself was fine, all things considered. Matt Harvey allowed three runs in six innings in the Mets' Game 1 loss to the Royals to open the World Series. It's no reason for alarm. But a further examination reveals that Harvey was struggling immensely. His fastball velocity was two miles below his average for the season as he sat at 94 mph. (NJ.com)

Yankees' closer Andrew Miller wins AL Reliever of the Year Award

Yankees' closer Andrew Miller was named American League Reliever of the Year Wednesday evening before Game 2 of the World Series in Kansas City, an award presented to him by Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred. (NJ.com)

BB&T Ballpark to Host UNC vs. USC Baseball Game on April 12, 2016

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, BB&T Ballpark will feature a matchup between the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and University of South Carolina Gamecocks, two of the nation's premiere baseball programs. The 7:05 p.m. game will be the first of two between the universities, with another matchup set to be played at BB&T Ballpark in 2017. (MILB.com)

Matt Harvey is so-so in opener

Game 1 of the World Series began with Matt Harvey throwing a typical, 95-mph, get-me-over fastball. Not much different than any other start in April or August. But what happened after that was hardly ordinary, and for Harvey, probably twice as frustrating than if Alcides Escobar had just deposited the pitch into one of Kauffman Stadium's waterfalls. (Newsday)

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey fulfills dream he set out in high school

The year was 2005 and Fitch High School baseball player Matt Harvey was asked what he would like to be doing in 10 years. "I would still like to be playing baseball, live in a nice apartment and have a nice life," Harvey said. So in 2015, Harvey is living the dream as he is pitching in the World Series. (WPIX)

Since Kindergarten, Matt Harvey Knew He'd Be Pitching In The World Series

Two decades ago, the kindergarten students in Mike Porter's physical education class at S.B. Butler Elementary School gathered before class. Some formed circles, some stretched, some chased butterflies. Out of the corner of his eye, Porter saw one boy by himself. Matt Harvey was mimicking a baseball player. "Acting like he was on the mound, doing his mechanics of pitching, swinging a bat," Porter said. "He was always doing that." (Hartford Courant)

It sure didn't take long for Matt Harvey to redeem himself

The Matt Harvey Redemption Tour continues tonight at Kauffman Stadium, where the Mets will hand him the baseball for Game 1 of the World Series. Terry Collins won't be in any hurry to take it back, either. "He won't throw 150 pitches, if that's what you're thinking," Collins said. That's not really what we had in mind, Terry. But now that the manager mentioned it, with the Mets going deep into October, the Harvey Rules certainly have changed. (Newsday)

Matt Harvey To Start Game One Of World Series

Former North Carolina right-hander Matt Harvey will start game one of the 2015 World Series Tuesday night for the New York Mets at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Coverage on Fox is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET. Harvey is set to become the sixth former Tar Heel to play in the Fall Classic and the first since Walt Weiss appeared in the 1999 World Series with Atlanta. (GoHeels.com)

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