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Matt Harvey’s Pinstriped Dream Leads to Dominant Show in Mets Blue

The scene that unfolded Saturday at Yankee Stadium was, in a strange way, perhaps close to what Matt Harvey, the Mets’ ace, had imagined as a child, as a Yankees fan, playing catch with his father. By the ninth inning, the crowd had thinned out and was mostly Mets fans, but they chanted his name and cheered when he struck out Alex Rodriguez on a 98-mile-an-hour fastball. (New York Times)

Matt Harvey goes into Yankee Stadium, dominates

New York Mets starter Matt Harvey didn’t quite get to finish what he started Saturday, but he continued an impressive recovery from Tommy John surgery nonetheless. Harvey came within an out of the first complete-game win by a Met in the Subway Series since Dave Mlicki had one in the first meeting of the teams in 1997. (ESPN.com)

Matt Harvey’s dream come true is exact antidote Mets need

Matt Harvey waited his entire life for this start. He was going to make the most of it. So before he fired his first pitch Saturday at Yankee Stadium, Harvey stepped off the mound. He walked 20 feet back on the grass toward second base. He looked at the crowd of 47,909, canvassing the area above the Yankees dugout. Harvey took a deep breath, took it all in and went to work. The Yankees never had a chance. (New York Post)

No. 18 Carolina Downs Boston College, 6-1

J.B. Bukauskas worked seven scoreless innings as No. 18 North Carolina beat visiting Boston College 6-1 Saturday at a rainy Boshamer Stadium. Landon Lassiter had two doubles and all nine starters reached base for the Tar Heels. Carolina will send Benton Moss to the hill in Sunday's finale searching for its first ACC sweep since last year against Virginia Tech. (GoHeels.com)

Like his manager, Mike Scioscia, Angels reliever Mike Morin not really into role playing

Angels reliever Mike Morin is 23, about to turn 24. When he was coming into his baseball fandom in the early 2000s, he thought each team had one closer and just a bunch of nameless other relievers without roles. As he aged, as some ballclubs had delineated men for each of a game’s final four innings, Morin learned that viewpoint was incorrect. And now he’s learning it might have been wrongly accurate, in a way. (Orange County Register)

Pitching and defense secure UNC win over Boston College

North Carolina relied on superb pitching and great defense in securing a gritty 1-0 win over Boston College on Friday night. Runs were at a premium at Boshamer Stadium and so the Tar Heels played to the foundational philosophy that head coach Mike Fox built his program on – an efficient arm on the mound backed up with quality defensive play. (Inside Carolina)

Zac Gallen, Defense Shine In 1-0 Win Over Boston College

Zac Gallen allowed just three hits in his second complete game in as many home starts as No. 18 North Carolina topped Boston College 1-0 Friday at Boshamer Stadium. Logan Warmoth's bases-loaded walk against BC starter Mike King in the second inning produced the lone run of the game. Joe Dudek made a diving stop and beat Donovan Casey to the bag at first for the final out. (GoHeels.com)

Zac Gallen’s Fridays Key For Diamond Heels

When the No. 23 UNC baseball team opens its three-game ACC series with the Boston College Eagles Friday night at Boshamer Stadium, Zac Gallen will be returning to the mound on which he delivered the two finest performances of his young pitching career against his team’s two biggest rivals. (Chapelboro.com)

No. 18 Tar Heels Host BC For Three At The Bosh

North Carolina begins the ACC stretch run when the Tar Heels welcome Boston College to Boshamer Stadium for the first of three Friday evening at 6:30. Carolina has won three in a row after knocking off Campbell and UNCW in the midweek to improve to 26-15. BC is 22-18 on the year after beating Massachusetts to win the 2015 Beanpot Championship at Fenway Park on Wednesday. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey Won’t Let Ankle Sprain Keep Him From Subway Series

Mets ace Matt Harvey has a mild left ankle sprain but the team says he will make his next scheduled start Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Harvey left the clubhouse Wednesday afternoon to have his foot examined by a doctor. He said he tweaked the ankle in spring training when he ran into the wall while shagging flies. (CBS New York)

New Bern's Adam Warren Gets 1st Major League Win Of Season

Adam Warren (1-1) allowed four runs in the bottom of the first, walking four of the first five batters he faced, but he was fine after that. He ended up allowing five hits in 5 2-3 innings, and New York kept padding its lead. The Yankees (8-7) moved above .500 for the first time this year. (WITN)

J.B. Bukauskas asked all 30 major league teams not to draft him

J.B. Bukauskas should have never come to UNC. He should be in the farm system of some major league club. He should be a rookie after being taken in the first two rounds of the 2014 MLB Draft. He should have put his name on a signing bonus check with six, maybe seven, digits. But he didn’t. While most kids look forward to their senior year in high school, J.B. Bukauskas skipped it to come to UNC early. (Daily Tar Heel)

Angels' Chris Iannetta now fits the frame among major league catchers

It is early, so everything that follows should be consumed with several grains of salt. But this is worth noting: Chris Iannetta, the Angels’ catcher, appears to have reversed what was probably his worst characteristic as a ballplayer. Where he once was a poor pitch-framer – one of baseball’s poorest – he now appears to be a superb one. (Orange County Register)

Matt Harvey on his fastball

In college, I had a fastball crisis. It was my sophomore year at North Carolina, and my arm swing got really bad. One pitch I’d throw a 94 mph fastball, then the next one would be 86. I didn’t know right away what was going on. Some people thought I had an injury. But it was really that I lost my mechanics. (The Players' Tribune)

No. 18 UNC Edges No. 22 UNCW In Extra Innings, 6-5

Tyler Ramirez singled and scored on a balk in the top of the 12th to give No. 18 North Carolina a 6-5 win over No. 22 UNCW Wednesday at Brooks Field. Trent Thornton struck out Joe Bertone with the tying run on third to end it, giving UNC a third consecutive win. Brian Miller had three hits and scored two runs as the Tar Heels improved to 26-15 and snapped the Seahawks' 10-game winning streak. (GoHeels.com)

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