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Angels' Chris Iannetta hasn't had it easy at the plate and on Twitter

It takes thick skin for a major league player to be on Twitter, especially when you're in a four-for-47 (.085) slump like Angels catcher Chris Iannetta is after going one for four Thursday. “When you're locked in and playing well, it's OK, but when you're struggling, it makes it tougher,” Iannetta said. “If I listened to half the people on my Twitter who told me I should go kill myself...” (Los Angeles Times)

Yankees' reliever Adam Warren hasn't given up a run in 3 weeks

Yankees' reliever Adam Warren threw two scoreless innings in relief Thursday. Pretty standard these days. Warren hasn't given up a run since July 31, a run of 9.2 innings (eight appearances). In that time he's struck out nine batters, walked two and only allowed four hits. And not counting that poor July 31 outing in Chicago, Warren hasn't allowed a run since before the All-Star break. (NJ.com)

Warren, Miller, and Ackley: New York Tar Heels

This season, Yankees pitcher Adam Warren was reunited with UNC teammate Andrew Miller, who was in his last season at Carolina when Warren was a freshman. “It was neat to be on the same team with him again and start talking about Carolina and the glory days.” The Yankees also recently made a deal that brought former Tar Heel slugger Dustin Ackley to the Big Apple. (Inside Carolina)

Kyle Seager puzzled by poor production with runners in scoring position

Kyle Seager knows the numbers, knows they’re not pretty and doesn’t know why. Seager is batting just .170 with runners in scoring position, including .143 with two outs and runners in scoring position. “I think it’s just one of those things,” he said. A year ago, Seager batted .301 with runners in scoring position and his career average, even with this year’s slide, is .253. (The Spokesman-Review)

Matt Harvey talks Mets hot play, innings limit, karaoke, Seinfeld, more

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey (11-7, 2.61 ERA) joined "The Buzz with Jimmy Traina" to talk about his team's red-hot play, his dominance on the mound, whether he or Jacob deGrom should start Game 1 of a playoff series, his relationship with New York fans, his rumored altercation with former teammate Jon Rauch, his new endorsement deal with AXE Hair Prime, the Mets-Yankees rivalry, the Twitter friendship between Jerry Seinfeld and Yoenis Cespedes....and much more. (FOX Sports)

Tar Heels Wrap Up Successful Summer Baseball Seasons

With classes at Carolina set to resume, the UNC baseball team is making its way back to campus. Since leaving Chapel Hill in May, the Tar Heels have been busy on the summer college league circuit. Highlights of the 2015 summer schedule included league titles for Zack Gahagan, Jason Morgan and Logan Warmoth with the Baltimore Redbirds and Ryder Ryan with the SBA Bones. (GoHeels.com)

Angels' Chris Iannetta deals with frustrating slump

Don’t bother voicing your displeasure with Chris Iannetta. You aren’t telling him anything he doesn’t know. “However much fans are (ticked) off at me and how upset they are at me, I’m way worse,” Iannetta said. Iannetta has endured a rollercoaster season. He hit .091 through his first 22 games, but then turned things around and hit .269 with an .864 OPS over his next 40 games. (Orange County Register)

Kyle Seager's over-the-shoulder catch preserves Hisashi Iwakuma's no-hitter

History was made on Wednesday in Seattle as Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma pitched the fifth no-hitter in franchise history. As we've seen over the years, those final three outs are difficult to secure. Many hearts have been broken and dream outings shattered in those critical moments, but Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager made sure that didn't happen to Iwakuma. (Yahoo! Sports)

Andrew Miller's Save Streak Ends at 24

Yankees closer Andrew Miller suffered his first blown save of the season on Tuesday. Miller entered the game against the Indians in the 10th after the Yankees had just grabbed a 4-2 lead. Miller allowed the first two batters to reach via a single and a double. One run scored on a sacrifice fly, followed by an RBI single. Miller had converted each of his previous 24 save opportunities and still owns a shiny 2.08 ERA. (CBS Sports)

Yankees RP Andrew Miller stays perfect with 24th save Thursday

Yankees closer Andrew Miller worked around a hit and a walk to protect a 2-1 win over the Red Sox on Thursday. Miller recorded his 24th save of the season, needing 17 pitches in the scoreless ninth inning. This was Miller's first save chance since July 25, but he continues to be perfect on the year, going 24-for-24 in those chances. (CBS Seattle)

Jesse Wierzbicki Named to Elon Baseball Staff

Elon University baseball coach Mike Kennedy today announced that former University of North Carolina standout Jesse Wierzbicki has joined the Phoenix staff as a volunteer assistant. "I am very excited to have Jesse join our staff," stated Kennedy. "He comes from a program that has competed and excelled at the highest level. He helped lead North Carolina to two NCAA College World Series appearances." (Elon Phoenix)

Q&A With UNC Assistant Baseball Coach Scott Jackson

I ran into UNC assistant Scott Jackson on day two of the Area Code Games and wanted to get his gauge on the Tar Heels’ season and about their prospects moving forward. Here in Long Beach this week the Tar Heels have four players who have committed to coming to Chapel Hill, and they are always looking for more. Here is what the UNC recruiting coordinator had to say. (D1 Baseball)

Dustin Ackley on DL after 2 games with Yankees

Five days after acquiring him from the Mariners, the Yankees will have to wait to see what Dustin Ackley can bring to their squad. For at least the next 15 days, Ackley's plans to contribute to the American League East's top team are on hold, as he was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a right lumbar strain. (MLB.com)

With a fresh look, Dustin Ackley looks for a fresh start

With a new look for a new team, Ackley is looking for a fresh start. He was the second overall draft pick in 2009, and he’s still just 27 years old, but Ackley’s never come close to meeting the lofty expectations he set at the University of North Carolina. There, he hit .417/.517/.763 as a junior. Even as a freshman, he hit .402/.448/.591. “Extremely talented,” college teammate Adam Warren said. “He’s a good guy, works hard." (LoHud Yankees Blog)

Why Matt Harvey believes he’s getting back in the groove

For most of Friday night, it looked as if Matt Harvey would be the hero against the Nationals. He retired the first 16 batters he faced, striking out seven of them. But a phantom hit by pitch and two singles in the bottom of the eighth meant Harvey walked off the mound in a tie game that the Mets ended up winning 2-1 in 12 innings. (New York Post)

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