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Chansky’s Notebook: Mets Stick It To Dark Knight

So Matt Harvey winds up with the Cincinnati Reds, perhaps the worst team in both leagues with a 9-27 record after their third win in the last 10 games against, you guessed it, the Mets! The small Red Machine’s starting rotation needs plenty of help and Harvey will get ample opportunity to fix what is broken. Harvey’s fall is like a black comedy for the Dark Knight. (Chapelboro.com)

Matt Harvey Traded to Cincinnati Reds

Matt Harvey is getting another chance, this time with a historically bad team in a city that will have far fewer late-night temptations than the Big Apple. The Cincinnati Reds acquired the former New York ace for catcher Devin Mesoraco on Tuesday, shortly before Cincinnati pulled away to a 7-2 victory over the Mets at Great American Ball Park. (ESPN.com)

Kyle Seager's brilliant play at third base saved James Paxton's no-hitter

Every no-hitter comes with that play, the one that saves a no-hitter and will tie the fielder to the pitcher’s accomplishment. In the case of James Paxton’s entrance into history, it was Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager who made that play. “You try to make the play all the time, but, man, that ball gets by you and it’s going to be hard to sleep tonight,” Seager said. (Yahoo!)

No. 3 Diamond Heels Win Ninth Straight, Take Down Richmond 6-2

No. 3 North Carolina won their ninth straight game after defeating the Richmond Spiders 6-2 on Tuesday at Boshamer Stadium. Caden O'Brien picked up his fifth win of the season in relief of starter Rodney Hutchison, while Brandon Martorano went 2-3 with two runs scored. The Tar Heels travel to face No. 19 Coastal Carolina on Wednesday at 6 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Josh Hiatt Back With UNC Baseball Team Following Suspension, Available to Pitch

Just over a week after being suspended for conduct detrimental to the team, UNC sophomore closer Josh Hiatt is back with the Tar Heels and is available to pitch as soon as Tuesday’s game against Richmond. Hiatt was a Preseason All-American, coming off a breakout freshman season where he led UNC with 13 saves while posting a 1.90 ERA across 52 innings. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Preview - UNC, Duke play for top spot in ACC's Coastal Division

WRAL Sports Fan's Marilyn Payne and Baseball America's Michael Lananna preview No. 3 North Carolina and No. 9 Duke's weekend baseball series, which has ACC Coastal Division ramifications. Read More...

North Carolina Leads College Baseball Into The Analytics Age

North Carolina assistant baseball coach Robert Woodard used to write down every move and position, and every night he’d relive them all. What could I have done differently? How should I have responded here? Woodard wasn’t a math prodigy. He never expected to outsmart or outthink the kids on the other end of the chessboard. But he knew he could outwork them. (Baseball America)

This Week with Mike Fox: Depth Charge

UNC Baseball Coach Mike Fox: "I vaguely remember my exam days, they are all pretty much stressed out. They have all been doing their academic work. As far as the coaches are concerned we got out recruiting. My two assistants saw five of our 2018 commitments to follow up on them and then we got back to limited practices over the weekend Saturday and Sunday." (Inside Carolina)

Podcast: Mike Fox Radio Show, May 7

UNC baseball coach Mike Fox and host Dave Nathan recap the Diamond Heels' win last week over UNC-Asheville. Fox also discusses how life changes for his players after the exam break. Former pitcher Scott Bankhead was recently inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, and Fox gives you his thoughts on one of the program's best players. (GoHeels.com)

No. 3 Diamond Heels Host Richmond, Travel To No. 19 Coastal Carolina

The No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels are back in action after a week off and will face a pair of midweek games before traveling to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park this weekend for a three-game series against No. 9 Duke. UNC will host Richmond on Tuesday at 6 p.m. before traveling to Conway, S.C. to take on No. 19 Coastal Carolina on Wednesday at 6 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Jumps to No. 4 in D1Baseball Top 25

The newest edition of the D1Baseball.com Top 25 was released Monday, with UNC rising to its highest ranking of the season at No. 4 in the nation. After starting the year at No. 6, the Tar Heels tumbled out of the poll after starting 7-7. However, UNC has won 25 of its last 31 games. Florida remains No. 1, followed by No. 2 Stanford, and No. 3 Oregon State. (Chapelboro.com)

Donna Andrews, Scott Bankhead, Laura DuPont Enter N.C. Sports Hall Of Fame

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame added 15 new members Friday. This year's class included three former North Carolina student-athletes. Donna Andrews played for the women's golf team from 1986-89, Scott Bankhead played for the baseball team from 1982-84, and Laura DuPont played for the women's basketball and tennis teams from 1967-1970. (GoHeels.com)

Triangle schools all ranked in top 10 of latest Baseball America poll

No. 3 North Carolina moved up two spots after a weekend off. Mike Fox's team will play nonconference games Tuesday and Wednesday against Richmond and at No. 19 Coastal Carolina before a pivotal weekend series against Duke. The three-game set, which begins Friday evening and runs through Sunday, will take place at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. (WRAL Sports Fan)

The Dark Knight Fades to Black

The greatest moment in recent Mets history is also the worst. It wasn’t on the field, it happened in the dugout. In Game 5 of the 2015 World Series, with the Mets facing a 3–1 series deficit, Matt Harvey, capping a post–Tommy John surgery comeback season in which he finished 13–8 with a 2.71 ERA, dragged the Mets through eight innings of shutout baseball. (The Ringer)

The highs and lows of Matt Harvey’s Mets career

After high highs (that is not supposed to be a double meaning unless our lawyers aren’t reading this and then in that case it definitely is) and even lower lows, Matt Harvey is being designated for assignment by the Mets. He reportedly was asked to accept a minor league assignment and as he’s out of options the Mets only had one choice, so Harvey’s Mets career is over. (SB Nation)

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