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How Matt Harvey's season turned into a 'nightmare' for him and Mets

Matt Harvey and the Mets were poised for big seasons this year. And the Mets' World Series aspirations were partially hitched to Harvey, we all know how that turned out. It was a historically bad season for the Mets and as it turns out, a historically bad season for Harvey. And for as bad as it looked from the outside, from his perspective it wasn't any better. (NJ.com)

UNC Baseball Takes A 16-3 Exhibition Win Over High Point

UNC came back from a 3-0 first-inning deficit and rolled to a 16-3 win over High Point on a beautiful day for baseball at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the first on Kyle Datres' bases-loaded three-run double. Carolina then took the lead for good with six runs in the third. UNC will cap off the fall with the Fall World Series Oct. 13-15. Admission is free. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey finishes dismal season with loss to Phillies

Matt Harvey’s long nightmare of a season is over. It ended fittingly with frustration Friday. The one-time ace balked in a run and could only get through four innings as the Mets lost to the Phillies, 6-2, at Citizens Bank Park. In a fitting representation of their 2017 futility, Harvey had an embarrassing, run-scoring balk. (New York Daily News)

Matt Harvey’s brutal 2017 season for Mets leaves plenty of questions heading into offseason

Matt Harvey's season will mercifully end Friday night. The Mets right-hander, who has struggled to get back after surgery last year to address the symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, will make his final start of the 2017 season Friday as the in Philadelphia. The Mets have to hope that at least gives him and them something to build on. (New York Daily News)

Colin Moran returns to Houston Astros after freak injury

Colin Moran's memory of the Houston Astros' July 22 game at Camden Yards in Baltimore remains spotty. He remembers fouling a pitch off his face. He recalls being carted off the field. And in addition to the subsequent trip to a nearby hospital, Moran says he can recollect the feeling of dread as he pondered the potential long-term effects of his freak injury. (GoHeels.com)

Is Andrew Miller back to being exactly the Andrew Miller that the Cleveland Indians need in October?

Tuesday marked Andrew Miller's sixth appearance since returning from his second stint on the disabled list. Miller threw heat once he got to the mound. It was Miller striking out the side against Minnesota and delivering the most recent signal that he has returned to the All-Star form that saw him open the season with 15 consecutive scoreless appearances. (Cleveland.com)

Matt Harvey: Will return to Mets in 2018

The Mets will tender Matt Harvey a contract for 2018. While Harvey owns an unsightly 11.78 ERA and 10:9 K:BB in 18.1 innings since returning from the disabled list at the beginning of September, the Mets still see value in him for next season. He's expected to make a similar figure to his $5.12 million 2017 salary, a price at which the Mets view him as cost efficient. (CBS Sports)

UNC baseball to host High Point in exhibition contest

The North Carolina baseball team will host in-state foe High Point in an exhibition contest at noon on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Boshamer Stadium. Admission is free for all spectators. In addition to the High Point game, Carolina will host its annual Fall World Series at the Bosh Oct. 14-16. Times for those games will be announced at a later date. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey opens up about struggles, not letting frustration take over

Mets RHP Matt Harvey showed signs of progress despite allowing three runs in the first bullpen appearance of his career on Saturday. With Noah Syndergaard throwing just one inning, Harvey came out after him in their "shared" start. Harvey let up two homers in his four-inning outing, yet he did like what he felt on the mound. Harvey reflected on his tumultuous season. (SNY.tv)

Tyler Ramirez Earns MiLB Gold Glove

Former UNC outfielder Tyler Ramirez was named one of nine recipients of the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award for defensive excellence, Minor League Baseball and Rawlings announced this week. Ramirez, who played at UNC from 2014-16, is a member of the Oakland A's organization. Ramirez did not commit an error in 168 total chances playing primarily left field. (GoHeels.com)

Colin Moran returns to Astros eight weeks after fracturing face

Colin Moran says he doesn't remember too much from the night of July 22 at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Moran spoke Tuesday afternoon while standing in front of his locker in the Astros' clubhouse at Minute Maid Park, where he readied for a major league game for the first time since the freak injury, from which he suffered multiple facial fractures and a concussion. (Houston Chronicle)

Matt Harvey is a sad, ‘terrible’ shell of himself

Matt Harvey’s long nightmare has become a full-blown horror show. After surrendering several cheap hits in the early innings Monday that amounted to little, the beleaguered right-hander reached the fourth inning at Marlins Park and began to implode. For a third time in four starts since returning from the disabled list, Harvey couldn’t even complete five innings. (New York Post)

Matt Harvey aware he's in poor standing with Mets

Matt Harvey was mad. The righthander stormed through the clubhouse to stand in front of his locker and face questions about his night, about his journey back from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. He glared at reporters and challenged questions, but the 29-year old was mad at himself. “It’s kind of hard to take any positives out of the last two years for me. It’s frustrating." (New York Daily News)

Diamond Heels Update: Playoff races

Many Diamond Heel alumni currently in the majors have a chance to leave their mark in October, even if a few of them have found themselves sidelined with injuries. Bullpen ace Andrew Miller has jumped back off the 10-day disabled list to rejoin the Cleveland Indians. Catcher Chris Ianetta is another player that has found himself on a winning team. (Tar Heel Blog)

Astros first-round pick J.B. Bukauskas makes first visit to Minute Maid Park

J.B. Bukauskas' light blue eyes gleamed brighter when he peered out of the home dugout and at the stadium lights at Minute Maid Park on Saturday. The Astros' 15th overall selection in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft on June 12 is making his first visit to the Houston ballpark this weekend. Bukauskas' parents and girlfriend, Dani, accompanied him. (Houston Chronicle)

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