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Mets' Matt Harvey still predicting success

Matt Harvey stood on the mound on Saturday afternoon, supposedly a changed man. It was a newer, trimmer, healthier Harvey ready to show that the first part of his dismal 2017 season was behind him, and he can get outs and put up zeros. It didn't happen. Harvey was shelled right from the start. The Houston Astros hit him for four runs in the first inning. (NJ.com)

UNC Baseball Holds First Fall Scrimmage

The UNC Tar Heels held their first scrimmage of the Fall on Sunday on a perfect day for baseball at Boshamer Stadium. The Blue squad took an early 4-0 lead and held on for an 8-4 win in the eight-inning scrimmage. There were a total of 19 hits and four errors. Dylan Enwiller was 3-4 with two RBI and one run scored, while Dallas Tessar was 3-5 with one run scored. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey's return from injury wasn't worth the wait

After being slapped around in what emerged as the shortest outing of your career, you grab onto anything you can for a positive. That’s what Matt Harvey did after lasting just two innings and absorbing the loss in the Mets’ 12-8 manhandling by the Astros in Game 1 of the day-night doubleheader at Minute Maid Park, this city’s first sporting event after Hurricane Harvey. (New York Post)

Matt Harvey has shortest start of Mets career in return to mound

For the Astros, it was an emotional and necessary return. For Matt Harvey it was a rough return to the mound. The Mets righthander could not get into the third inning in his first start since June in the first game back in Houston since the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey devastated the area. The Astros got to him early and beat the Mets 12-8 at Minute Maid Park (New York Daily News)

Matt Harvey is ready to return to the Mets despite a lack of velocity

After two years of battling his body, Matt Harvey has come to a realization: throwing hard isn’t pitching. The Mets righthander will make his return to the mound on Saturday against the Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston keeping that in mind after several minor league rehab starts where his fastball has topped out at 93 mph. (New York Daily News)

Matt Harvey set to return Saturday vs. Houston

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is ready to return against the Houston Astros on Saturday after throwing a bullpen session Wednesday. He has been sidelined since June with a right shoulder stress injury, and will be activated to start the first game of the doubleheader. "Feel good. I was able to go right around 75 pitches last start," Harvey said. (NorthJersey.com)

Cardinals’ Zac Gallen brings bulldog mentality to the mound

Long before he emerged as a prospect right-hander in the St. Louis Cardinals farm system, he was just another dreamer. Zac Gallen had challenged himself coming out of high school, driving down from cold-weather New Jersey and taking on a mission to pitch for the University of North Carolina, one of the premier programs in the Atlantic Coast Conference. (Ozarks Sports Zone)

Matt Harvey is coming back and Mets see one good sign already

Matt Harvey appears ready to give 2017 another whirl. After 2 ½ months on the disabled list and mediocre results in his four rehab starts, the right-hander is expected to return to the Mets rotation this week, tentatively scheduled Friday against the Astros. Whether that game will be played in Houston is unclear, with much of Houston underwater following Hurricane Harvey. (New York Post)

UNC Baseball: Diamond Heels’ Coastal Plain League Season Recap

The Coastal Plain League (CPL) was founded in 1997 to bring collegiate summer baseball to the Southeastern United States. The CPL features teams in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Instead of spending their summer vacationing or at home with their families, four Diamond Heels spent their break playing in the coveted Coastal Plain League. (Tar Heel Blog)

Matt Harvey says he’s ready to return to Mets after latest rehab start

After making his fourth rehab start Saturday night, Matt Harvey declared himself ready to rejoin the Mets. “Whatever they decide, I’m ready to go,” the righthander said. Harvey had some shaky moments during his second rehab start for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Mets’ Double-A affiliate, and fourth in the minor leagues overall as he continues to work his way back. (Newsday)

Cleveland Indians, Andrew Miller go back to the "drawing board' regarding his right knee

As manager Terry Francona put it, "it's back to the drawing board" for the Indians and sore-kneed reliever Andrew Miller. Miller left Monday's game with soreness in his right knee, the same knee that put him on the disabled list from Aug. 2 through Friday with patella tendinitis. On Tuesday, the Indians put Miller and right-hander Danny Salazar on the 10-day disabled list. (Cleveland.com)

An update on former Diamond Heels taking minor league stage

From the rookie leagues, all the way up to Triple-A, there are numerous former UNC baseball players competing across the various levels of Minor League Baseball. Here’s a look at how some Diamond Heels of the past are faring in the minors this season. Zac Gallen is rated the 13th best prospect in the Cardinals organization, and his performance this season shows why. (Daily Tar Heel)

Indians' Andrew Miller re-injures knee against Red Sox

Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller aggravated his knee injury in his second appearance back from the disabled list Monday against Boston, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports. Miller threw just two strikes in seven pitches Monday and was pulled in the middle of an at-bat. He has missed 17 days with the injury already this month. (CBS Sports)

Andrew Miller returns for Indians

The Cleveland Indians got a major part of their bullpen back just in time for this weekend's key divisional clash with the Kansas City Royals. Relief ace Andrew Miller pitched two-thirds of an inning in the Tribe's 10-1 win in Friday night's series opener after being activated from the 10-day disabled list, following his bout with right knee soreness. (MLB.com)

Astros' Colin Moran may return from facial fracture in September

On Thursday, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said something he never thought he would: third baseman Colin Moran may return from his ghastly injury and play for the Astros in September. Moran suffered a facial fracture when he fouled a ball into his face on July 23. After receiving surgery about a week later, Moran recently began working out at the Astros' minor league complex. (Houston Chronicle)

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