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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)

Yankees' Dustin Ackley couldn't shave his ridiculous beard alone

Here are a few takeaways from speaking with Yankees manager Joe Girardi, general manager Brian Cashman and Dustin Ackley about Ackley's expected role with the team. (NJ.com)

What does Dustin Ackley provide Yankees? Here's Joe Girardi's take

The Yankees traded for Dustin Ackley Thursday afternoon, shipping two mid-level prospects to the Seattle Mariners in return. (The Yankees sent outfielder Ramon Flores and pitcher Jose Ramirez to the M's.) It's kind of a surprising move, given that they Yankees already have a plethora of left-handed bats, but one that manager Joe Giardi seemed genuinely excited about when he spoke before Thursday's game in Texas. (NJ.com)

Yankees' Dustin Ackley needed 'fresh start,' dad says

Dustin Ackley's father, John, knows baseball, having spent seven years as a catcher in the Red Sox organization. But, more importantly, he knows his son. And John Ackley believes the Yankees' newest utility player will benefit from what he called a "fresh start" in pinstripes. (NJ.com)

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