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Mets weigh next step for Matt Harvey amid his ongoing struggles

New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey successfully lobbied to make Tuesday's start against the Washington Nationals. After another flop, Harvey now might have run out of chances to work out his kinks while remaining in the rotation. Harvey's ERA swelled to 6.08 after he allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings in the Mets' 7-4 loss at Nationals Park. (ESPN.com)

UNC Baseball Balancing on NCAAT Bubble

UNC has an anxious week ahead after failing to qualify for the ACC Baseball Championship that began Tuesday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Tar Heels were ranked third nationally and in contention for a national seed after an 18-2 start to the season. Since then, however, the Heels have lost 19 of their last 35 games, including 16 of their last 24 ACC games. (Inside Carolina)

Chansky’s Notebook: Baseball Format Hurts ACC

The ACC restricting its baseball tournament to ten teams does not help member schools that find themselves on the NCAA bubble. If there were no ACC tournament, UNC would be a shoe-in for an NCAA tourney bid with their high RPI and tough schedule. But now the selection committee will say, “Well, they didn’t even make their own conference tournament.” (Chapelboro.com)

Mariners C Chris Iannetta not stressing over cold May at the plate

Entering Tuesday, Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta was hitless in his last 10 at-bats, but he is far ahead of where he was last season at this time. In his first season with Seattle, the 32-year-old catcher has a slash line of .216/.328/.351 with four home runs and 10 RBIs. Comparatively, through the first 44 games last season with the Angels, Iannetta’s line was .169/.265/.270. (MyNorthwest.com)

Difference Maker: Indianapolis Indians' Jacob Stallings

While his offensive statistics may not indicate such, Pittsburgh Pirates' catching prospect Jacob Stallings has had a profound impact on the Indianapolis Indians this season. "He's the best catcher, I've ever thrown to," expressed Pittsburgh Pirates' top prospect Tyler Glasnow (Hardball Scoop)

Q&A with UNC baseball's "Bench Mob"

They've been Vine'd, GIF'd and retweeted. Now the baseball players behind the viral videobomb are being interviewed. UNC first-year baseball players, Taylor Sugg and Logan Welch, are members of UNC baseball's "Bench Mob", a less '90s way of saying benchwarmers. However, these players don't spend all their time sitting on the bench. (Daily Tar Heel)

Astros' Colin Moran to face childhood favorite Orioles

Growing up in Westchester County, N.Y., Colin Moran said he rooted for the Yankees and the Orioles because of UNC alum B.J. Surhoff, the longtime major leaguer and brother of his mom, Diane. When the American League East foes played, Surhoff and the Orioles took precedent. This week, Moran will get the chance to play against his childhood favorite team. (Houston Chronicle)

Three Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Baseball Honors

Junior center fielder Tyler Ramirez and sophomore pitcher J.B. Bukauskas were named to the All-ACC second team, announced Monday. Junior pitcher Zac Gallen was a third-team selection for UNC. Ramirez had his finest season as a Tar Heel in 2016, leading the team in home runs, walks, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. (GoHeels.com)

Logan Warmoth Named ACC Baseball Player Of The Week

North Carolina sophomore shortstop Logan Warmoth is the final ACC Baseball Player of the Week for the 2016 season, while Boston College junior Justin Dunn earned Pitcher of the Week accolades. Warmoth posted a .563/.650/.813 slash line last week as UNC posted a 2-2 record versus ACC opponents Notre Dame and No. 13 NC State. (GoHeels.com)

This Week in UNC Baseball with Mike Fox

Inside Carolina talks with head coach Mike Fox after the UNC baseball team lost its series to NC State and did not qualify for the ACC Tournament. The Diamond Heels are practicing and scrimmaging before hearing their NCAA Tournament fate next Monday. (Inside Carolina)

UNC baseball might flip-flop NCAA selection process

North Carolina, a blue blood in baseball similar to basketball, didn’t earn one of the 10 berths to enter the ACC Baseball Tournament, yet the Tar Heels seem more than worthy of an at-large berth into the 64-team NCAA field. Their credentials: a 34-21 overall record worth top 20 RPI ranking despite a losing record in conference play (13-17). (Today's U)

The Bright Side: Reeling Matt Harvey Is in Hall of Fame Company

What does Matt Harvey have in common with Bob Gibson, Whitey Ford, Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Gred Maddux and a host of other all-time great pitchers? They all got off to terrible starts in at least one season. Harvey, who was rocked for nine runs (six earned) in 2 2/3 innings on Thursday against the Nationals, has a 5.77 ERA through his first nine starts of 2016. (Wall Street Journal)

Rob Wooten re-signs with Braves

Not three weeks after being released by the Atlanta Braves, relief pitcher Rob Wooten has re-signed with the team, the 30-year-old right-hander announced on Saturday. A 13th-round selection of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 out of UNC, Wooten worked his way up the Brewers system over five seasons, making his major league debut in 2013. (Today's Knuckleball)

North Carolina Misses ACC Baseball Tournament

UNC entered Saturday’s rubber match against N.C. State controlling its own destiny. Win, and you get to play in the ACC Tournament. One squandered opportunity later, the Diamond Heels' season may be over. “It’s not nice being in this position” said head coach Mike Fox after the game. “But it is what it is and we’ll see what happens.” (Inside Carolina)

No. 17 UNC Baseball Drops Series Finale, 10-1

Preston Palmeiro hit his second two-run homer in as many days and No. 13 North Carolina State scored a 10-1 series-deciding win over No. 17 North Carolina Saturday afternoon at Doak Field. Palmeiro was one of four Wolfpack hitters with two hits on the day, while Adam Pate led the Carolina attack with three knocks. (GoHeels.com)

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