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  1. Orioles send Kevin Gausman back to the minors

    Jun 14, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Kevin Gausman’s first taste of the majors didn’t go quite as planned and after posting a 7.66 ERA in five starts last year’s No. 4 overall pick is headed back to Triple-A. Gausman actually turned in a pretty decent outing last night, tossing 5.1 innings of two-run ball against the Red Sox, but the Orioles…

  2. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 14, 2013, 6:45 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics

    Athletics 3, Yankees 2: Looking at the Yankees side of the box score and noting Robinson Cano‘s contributions compared to everyone else’s and this comes to mind. Mark Teixeira, Travis Hafner, Kevin Youkilis and Vernon Wells combined to go 0 for 28 with 12 strikeouts in this marathon game. And while, yes, hats off to…

  3. Matt Harvey expects to take his next scheduled start

    Jun 8, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of their MLB Inter League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    Matt Harvey left after the seventh inning of this afternoon’s game against the Marlins with a back injury. He had held the Marlins to one run over seven innings. In the dugout after his final inning, he spoke to pitching coach Dan Warthen about the injury, prompting manager Terry Collins to relieve him with Brandon…

  4. Blue Jays, Marlins emerge victorious in pair of marathon games

    Jun 8, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Toronto Blue Jays

    The Rangers, Blue Jays, Marlins, and Mets combined for 38 innings of baseball as the four teams engaged in two marathon games this afternoon. The Jays defeated the Rangers 4-3 in 18 innings while the Marlins emerged victorious over the Mets 2-1 in 20 innings. It is the Jays’ second game lasting at least 17…

  5. Matt Harvey exits start with lower back tightness

    Jun 8, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey Getty

    Minor scare for the Mets this afternoon. As noted by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Matt Harvey was forced to leave his start against the Marlins today after seven innings due to lower back tightness. Harvey allowed one run on six hits and no walks before exiting. The young right-hander may have tweaked his…

  6. Hapless Marlins sweep Haplesser Mets

    Jun 2, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT

    David Wright

    The Mets had Matt Harvey on the mound today and they got three homers for the offense. That should be a sure recipe to snap a little two-game losing streak, right? No, not even close. The Mets blew a 6-4 lead as the bullpen gave up seven runs in three innings Sunday in an 11-6…

  7. Shelby Miller continues reign of terror on National League hitters

    Jun 1, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    shelby miller getty

    As we enter the third month of the season, the herd has been thinned and we have a good idea which pitchers are for real and which were pretenders. With seven innings of shutout ball against the Giants this afternoon, Cardinals starter Shelby Miller continues to establish himself as one of baseball’s premier arms. The…

  8. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 29, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT

    New York Mets Lucas Duda reacts after he hit to get winning run against New York Yankees in New York

    Mets 2, Yankees 1: Yesterday I cracked that Mariano Rivera, who was asked to throw out the first pitch by the Mets, would likely throw the last pitch in the “Yankees likely victory over the Mets.” Shows ya what I know. The greatest closer in the history of baseball came into the ninth with a…

  9. The Royals broadcast had a pretty big graphics fail tonight

    May 23, 2013, 11:32 PM EDT

    Royals graphic

    If you watch enough baseball games, you’ll see the occasional error with an in-game graphic. You know how it goes, perhaps a player’s name is misspelled or the wrong name is shown with a particular player. However, we hit the jackpot tonight. In the FOX Sports Kansas City broadcast of the Angels-Royals game, there was…

  10. Report: Zack Wheeler expected to make 2-3 starts in minors before joining Mets

    May 23, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

    Zack Wheeler

    It’s been expected all along that the Mets would keep prospect right-hander Zack Wheeler in the minors until June, in part to delay his service time, but here we are. Mike Puma of the New York Post was told by a “high-ranking team official” that Wheeler is expected to make 2-3 starts with Triple-A Las…

  11. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 23, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Star Trek into Darkness

    Phillies 3, Marlins 0: Cliff Lee shuts out the Marlins on three hits. Granted, it doesn’t take anyone as good as Lee to shut out the Marlins, but that’s nothing that Lee could help. He was dominant. Just like Benedict Cumberbatch in that scene when he killed all those [alien race redacted to avoid spoilers]…

  12. Zack Cozart: the Matt Harvey tamer

    May 22, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    Joey Votto, Zack Cozart

    Superman has kryptonite. Matt Harvey has Zack Cozart. Despite being a nearly unhittable pitcher this year, the Reds’ Cozart got four hits off Harvey today en route to a 4 for 5, two-double performance. Overall Harvey had his worst outing of the season, allowing four runs on nine hits in six and a third. One…

  13. Matt Moore matches Babe Ruth with 8-0 start

    May 19, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

    Matt Moore

    It’s not every day a player can say he accomplished a Ruthian feat, but Matt Moore has earned that very prestigious honor today. As the pitcher of record behind the Rays’ 3-1 win over the Orioles this afternoon, Moore improved to 8-0 in nine starts this season, becoming the first lefty age 23 or younger…

  14. Matt Harvey beats the Cubs with his arm and his bat

    May 17, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitches against the Chicago White Sox with a bloody nose during the first inning of their MLB Inter League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    Matt Harvey held the Cubs to two runs in 7.1 innings this afternoon and delivered the game-winning RBI single in a 3-2 Mets victory. Harvey is now 5-0 with a 1.55 ERA in nine starts this season, posting an awesome 68/14 K/BB ratio in 64 innings. And he’s a career .243 hitter. Harvey walked zero…

  15. Answering your Twitter Questions

    May 16, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

    Don Draper

    Q: What did you think of Hideki Matsui’s postseason performance? Would you like to have a player like Matsui on your team? I love the oldies. Q: Went to watch the M’s at Yankees stadium last night and tonight. National Anthem pre-recorded both nights, is this a thing? I wish it were more of one. How…

  16. Zack Wheeler checks out OK

    May 15, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    zack wheeler getty

    Mets prospect Zack Wheeler who, along with Matt Harvey may be the only reasons to watch the Mets as the year goes on, was in New York to be checked out for some shoulder soreness today. Good news: “All good,” Wheeler’s agent Al Goetz said via text message. “No structural damage.” He’ll miss a start,…

  17. How long will players be under suspicion for PED use because they fought testing in the 90s?

    May 13, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Reuters

    Gregg Doyel has a column up at CBS Sports.com talking about that whole David Ortiz-Dan Shaughnessy flap from last week in which Shaughnessy basically said it was cool to assume Ortiz was on PEDs because he was hitting well at the time. Doyel’s not a big fan of how Shaughnessy raised the issue — he said…

  18. HBT Weekend Wrap

    May 13, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Wrap

    What you missed while you were beating on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past, while watching 23 straight showings of a most silly and inappropriate film adaptation: They imposed a No Mo Zone in Kansas City Roy Halladay apologized The Marlins should apologize Just when you thought you were rid of Chris Carpenter Just…

  19. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 13, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Chicago White Sox

    White Sox 3, Angels 0: Chris Sale was fantastic. And not just because of that suh-weet 1983 throwback jersey. A perfect game into the seventh and then the hit that inning to Mike Trout was all the Angels could muster. Indians 4, Tigers 3: Watched this one with the girlfriend’s parents. Tigers fans. Let’s just…

  20. Play of the day: Juan Lagares makes a catch twice

    May 12, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Juan Lagares

    Mets outfielder Juan Lagares hasn’t hit much in his limited playing time — he has a .419 OPS in 33 trips to the plate — but opened some eyes and dropped some balls with a catch in the third inning of this afternoon’s game against the Pirates. Opposing pitcher Jeanmar Gomez led off the inning…

  21. Jon Niese hammered for eight runs as ERA rises to 5.93

    May 11, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    Jon Niese Getty

    When Jon Niese was awarded his first Opening Day assignment this year, the hope was that he would help lead the Mets’ rotation with Johan Santana sidelined and R.A. Dickey in Toronto. However, while Matt Harvey has quickly emerged as that No. 1 guy, Niese hasn’t looked anything close to the same pitcher. Niese’s early…

  22. Hisashi Iwakuma continues to quietly dominate

    May 11, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

    Hisashi Iwakuma AP

    It’s tough to get much attention when AL ERA leader Felix Hernandez is your teammate, but Hisashi Iwakuma is quietly emerging as a formidable sidekick at the top of the Mariners’ rotation. Iwakuma gave up two runs over seven innings last night in a 6-3 win over the Athletics. The 32-year-old struck out nine and…

  23. The awesomeness of Miller and Harvey

    May 11, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v St. Louis Cardinals

    Last year, of course, we were lucky enough to get two of the most precocious young players in baseball history — Mike Trout put up a historic season at age 20, Bryce Harper put up a superb one at age 19. It was the greatest young duo to hit baseball since 1928 — when Jimmie…

  24. Harold Reynolds takes on Matt Harvey’s lack of a win on Tuesday night on “MLB Now”

    May 9, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Harold Reynolds

    Matt Harvey didn’t get the win on Tuesday. Shameful, really. I mean, yes, it was nice to see nine nearly-perfect innings, but no win, meh. Just lacking tWtW. The folks at “MLB Now” used one of my tweets to ask Harold Reynolds about that yesterday.  And his ability to disconnect himself from his past statements…

  25. Matt Harvey gets the overlaid gif treatment. And it’s spectacular

    May 8, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitches against the Chicago White Sox with a bloody nose during the first inning of their MLB Inter League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    Matt Harvey‘s outing last night was otherworldy dominant. To see exactly why, you have to go check out Drew Sheppard’s latest at FanGraphs. Drew is the guy who made that Yu Darvish gif mashup that went viral, but this one is both instructive and cool. There are multiple gifs on the post showing strikeout sequences…

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