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UNC Baseball Fall World Series Review

North Carolina baseball's Fall World Series has come and gone, and we now have a better feel for what to expect in the spring. Here is a brief rundown of your Diamond Heels. Big Bat: Kyle Datres — There were some big shoes to fill with Logan Warmoth and Brian Miller departing, but Datres is poised to fill the role nicely. His 51 RBIs paced the Tar Heels in 2017. (Argyle Report)

Blue Team Wins UNC's Fall World Series With A 3-1 Win On Sunday

The Blue team took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never trailed on the way to a 3-1 win over Navy to win North Carolina baseball's Fall World Series on Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Blue took the opening game of the series on Friday night before Navy forced Sunday's deciding, winner-take-all game with a win on Saturday. (GoHeels.com)

Kyle Datres' Hot Bat Powers Navy By Blue On Saturday In UNC Fall World Series

Kyle Datres' hot bat led the Navy squad to a 5-2 win over Blue on Saturday, setting up a FWS winner-take-all finale on Sunday. Datres homered twice while going 3-3 with three RBI and two runs scored. Taylor Sugg gave up one run in 5.0 innings of work to pick up the win. After Michael Busch drew a one-out walk in the first, Datres ripped a home run to left for an early 2-0 lead. (GoHeels.com)

Zack Gahagan Powers Blue To Game One Win In UNC Fall World Series

Zack Gahagan clubbed a pair of two-run home runs as Blue beat Navy 5-3 in the opening game of the UNC Baseball Fall World Series Friday at Boshamer Stadium. Cooper Criswell went six innings to get the win on the mound, with Caden O'Brien and Kyle Blendinger combining for three shutout innings of relief. Game two of the three-game series starts Saturday at noon. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Baseball Fall World Series Opens Friday At The Bosh

Carolina baseball's annual Fall World Series begins with the first of three intrasquad contests Friday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium. Action will continue Saturday at noon before the series finale Sunday at 1 p.m. In addition to the Fall World Series, this weekend also marks the program's annual Old Leaguer's reunion as well as UNC's parents' weekend. (GoHeels.com)

One bad pitch shows the world Indians' Andrew Miller is human

Andrew Miller is one of the most thoughtful, accountable players in the game, so it was entirely in character when he stood at his locker late Sunday night and embraced the role of stand-up guy. Painful as his outing was, Miller owned every bit of it. He replayed the confrontation for reporters and reflected on his decisions and lack of execution for more than 10 minutes. (ESPN.com)

Scott Boras’ plan to resurrect Matt Harvey’s career

With so few sure things and the likelihood of a lowered payroll, the Mets will need a few question marks — perhaps more than a few — to turn into exclamation points. For example, what if Matt Harvey could return to being even 80 percent of vintage Matt Harvey? Yeah, not probable. The guy just ballooned from a 2.71 ERA in 2015 to 4.86 in 2016 to 6.70 in 2017. (New York Post)

Andrew Miller: This Is Believeland

Andrew Miller: While no one ever imagined that we would win that many games in a row, no one was surprised by it. And since then I’ve been thinking a little bit about why that was. I think it comes down to composure, confidence and the desire we all have to get better as a group every day. We know what we have here, and that we are a good team from top to bottom. (The Players' Tribune)

Four Tar Heels Playing in MLB Postseason

Tuesday night's 8-4 win by the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game kicked off the 2017 MLB Postseason, and former UNC standout Adam Warren is one of four Tar Heels on teams that made the playoffs this season. Cleveland, last year's AL champion, features 2006 National Pitcher of the Year and all-time Carolina great Andrew Miller. (GoHeels.com)

Indians reliever Andrew Miller returns to health, ready to have fun in the postseason

Andrew Miller is looking to once again have fun in the 2017 Major League Baseball playoffs on an Indians team that posted a 102-60 record, won the American League Central Division title and earned home-field advantage in the first two rounds of the postseason. “I feel good,” said Miller, who has battled patellar tendonitis in his right knee. "I feel like I can still be better." (Akron Beacon Journal)

How Matt Harvey's season turned into a 'nightmare' for him and Mets

Matt Harvey and the Mets were poised for big seasons this year. And the Mets' World Series aspirations were partially hitched to Harvey, we all know how that turned out. It was a historically bad season for the Mets and as it turns out, a historically bad season for Harvey. And for as bad as it looked from the outside, from his perspective it wasn't any better. (NJ.com)

UNC Baseball Takes A 16-3 Exhibition Win Over High Point

UNC came back from a 3-0 first-inning deficit and rolled to a 16-3 win over High Point on a beautiful day for baseball at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the first on Kyle Datres' bases-loaded three-run double. Carolina then took the lead for good with six runs in the third. UNC will cap off the fall with the Fall World Series Oct. 13-15. Admission is free. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Harvey finishes dismal season with loss to Phillies

Matt Harvey’s long nightmare of a season is over. It ended fittingly with frustration Friday. The one-time ace balked in a run and could only get through four innings as the Mets lost to the Phillies, 6-2, at Citizens Bank Park. In a fitting representation of their 2017 futility, Harvey had an embarrassing, run-scoring balk. (New York Daily News)

Matt Harvey’s brutal 2017 season for Mets leaves plenty of questions heading into offseason

Matt Harvey's season will mercifully end Friday night. The Mets right-hander, who has struggled to get back after surgery last year to address the symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, will make his final start of the 2017 season Friday as the in Philadelphia. The Mets have to hope that at least gives him and them something to build on. (New York Daily News)

Colin Moran returns to Houston Astros after freak injury

Colin Moran's memory of the Houston Astros' July 22 game at Camden Yards in Baltimore remains spotty. He remembers fouling a pitch off his face. He recalls being carted off the field. And in addition to the subsequent trip to a nearby hospital, Moran says he can recollect the feeling of dread as he pondered the potential long-term effects of his freak injury. (GoHeels.com)

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