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Mets strike late to help strong Wheeler win debut

Mets strike late to help strong Wheeler win debut

MLB.com nydailynews.com grantland.com Updated Jun 18, 2013
Like a wise veteran, Mets starter Zack Wheeler cleaned up his own mess on multiple occasions to turn in six shutout innings in his Major League debut, but it was batterymate Anthony Recker who helped spark the rest of the New York offense in securing th…
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  • Nats-Phils rivalry quiet now, but could erupt

    Nats-Phils rivalry quiet now, but could erupt

    MLB.com Jun 18, 2013
    The rivalry between the Nationals and Phillies is newly minted. As a result, it's not as entrenched as some of the more storied contentious relationships in baseball such as Yankees-Red Sox. Dodgers-Giants. Cardinals-Cubs. Expect that to change.
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  • Jets’ Mt. Rushmore won’t include Fireman Ed

    Jets’ Mt. Rushmore won’t include Fireman Ed

    profootballtalk.com Jun 18, 2013
    Jets. Four letters. Four heads on Mt. Rushmore. None will be wearing the headgear of a firefighter. But 12 finalists other than Fireman Ed have been identified. Vote for up to four from the list of finalists appearing below. The winners will be announce…
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  • Astros acquire Minor League pitcher for F. Martinez

    Astros acquire Minor League pitcher for F. Martinez

    MLB.com Jun 18, 2013
    Outfielder Fernando Martinez, who appeared in 52 games for the Astros over the past two seasons, was sent to the Yankees in a trade on Tuesday. The Astros acquired right-handed pitcher Charles Basford, who will report to rookie-league Tri-City.
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  • Jets WR Hill can't shake reputation for bad hands

    Jets WR Hill can't shake reputation for bad hands

    nydailynews.com Jun 18, 2013
    Stephen Hill provided a lowlight of the Jets' misadventures in receiving during minicamp last week. The second-year wide receiver had a touchdown pass hit off his hands as he was wide open in the end zone, the ball falling to the turf.
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  • Yanks-Dodgers rained out; twin bill Wednesday

    Yanks-Dodgers rained out; twin bill Wednesday

    MLB.com Jun 18, 2013
    Don Mattingly will have to wait one more day to make his managerial debut in the new Yankee Stadium. The Yankees' game against the Dodgers on Tuesday has been postponed. The teams will play a day-night split-admission doubleheader on Wednesday.
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  • Dodgers-Yankees rained out, doubleheader set

    Dodgers-Yankees rained out, doubleheader set

    CNNSI.com Jun 18, 2013
    The game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees has been postponed by rain, delaying the renewal of their old October rivalry.
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  • Yankees injury woes continue: Kevin Youkilis needs back surgery…

    Yankees injury woes continue: Kevin Youkilis needs back surgery, Mark Teixeira heads to DL

    The injury-riddled season of the New York Yankees has gotten worse, as two more bodies were added to the stack of disabled Bronx Bombers: Kevin Youkilis needs back surgery and is out 10-12 weeks, while first baseman Mark Teixeira is back on the disabled…
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  • Harvey flirts with no-no, fans career-high 13

    Harvey flirts with no-no, fans career-high 13

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jun 18, 2013
    With Zack Wheeler set to make his debut in the nightcap, Matt Harvey responded with one of the better performances of his already-sublime young career in Game 1, holding the Braves to one hit over the first seven innings of a 4-3 Mets win, before things…
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  • A position-by-position look at some of the greatest players in …

    A position-by-position look at some of the greatest players in Dodgers and Yankees history

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Jun 18, 2013
    It took 17 seasons of interleague play and the series will last only two games, but the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are finally hooking up in the Bronx starting Tuesday night (weather permitting). It's the first time the two have met at the…
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  • Giants think David Wilson’s improved in pass protection

    Giants think David Wilson’s improved in pass protection

    profootballtalk.com Jun 18, 2013
    During the 2012 season, Giants running backs coach Jerald Ingram hammered rookie running back David Wilson for not being a complete running back, with a particular emphasis on the need for Wilson to become a better pass blocker if he wanted to become a …
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  • Cromartie can be, but doesn’t want to be, the best corner in th…

    Cromartie can be, but doesn’t want to be, the best corner in the league

    profootballtalk.com Jun 18, 2013
    Confidence is an important trait for any pro athlete. That’s why the offseason routinely consists of plenty of boasts regarding performances to come in the next NFL campaign. For Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, his confidence comes with a six pack of…
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  • Report: Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis paid Mark Barron $50,000 f…

    Report: Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis paid Mark Barron $50,000 for No. 24

    yahoo.com Jun 18, 2013
    Shortly after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired cornerback Darrelle Revis from the New York Jets, the team announced that Revis would wear his familiar No. 24 jersey, which had been worn by 2012 first-round safety Mark Barron. Barron was willing to give…
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  • Father’s Day Postscript: The Best Rally We Never Saw

    Father’s Day Postscript: The Best Rally We Never Saw

    nytimes.com Jun 18, 2013
    Free tickets to Sunday’s Mets-Cubs game at Citi Field created a quandary for three generations of Glickson men, all loyal Mets fans, that ended badly, or well, depending on your point of view.
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  • Gee Almost Reproduces a Magical Mets Performance

    Gee Almost Reproduces a Magical Mets Performance

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jun 18, 2013
    Dillon Gee was on track to pitch a 1-0 shutout and end up with the game's only run batted in, as Jerry Koosman and Don Cardwell had done in a 1969 doubleheader, but the Braves' game-ending home run Monday night spoiled that.
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  • Freddie ‘Adult Buzz McCallister’ Freeman leads MLB in walkoff h…

    Freddie ‘Adult Buzz McCallister’ Freeman leads MLB in walkoff hits after beating Mets with homer

    yahoo.com Jun 18, 2013
    It's not certain who first noticed that Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves resembles the older brother of Macaulay Culkin's character in "Home Alone," but he does look like an adult version of Buzz McCallister. (Maybe it was this guy in the…
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  • Plain Speak: We Talk TEs and DTs

    Plain Speak: We Talk TEs and DTs

    giantsfootballblog.com Jun 18, 2013
    Myself and Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the bEast render our opinions on the Giants’ tight ends and the defense’s struggle to contain read-option and wildcat offenses. Jimmy: TE coach Mike Pope talked about the TEs. . Here’s what he said about newly acquir…
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  • Rex planning to increase blitz in 2013?

    Rex planning to increase blitz in 2013?

    David Harris isn’t one to be outspoken, so when he says that the Jets are going to be bringing the blitz in 2013, believe it. This from Rich Cimini’s Sunday notes on ESPN NY: “We’re going to do a lot of blitzing and getting after people,” LB David Harri…
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  • Breakfast links: Victor Cruz not in control

    Breakfast links: Victor Cruz not in control

    New York Giants Paul Schwartz spoke to an agent who didn't want his name used but who thinks Victor Cruz's only choice right now is to take the multiyear offer the Giants have made to him. The premise is that the Giants are who they are and don't change…
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  • Video - Harvey Flirts With No-Hitter 03:45

    Harvey Flirts With No-Hitter

    Jun 18
    Mets pitcher Matt Harvey joins "SportsCenter" to talk about his 13-strikeout performance against the Braves.
  • Video - Harvey K's 13 In Win 00:31

    Harvey K's 13 In Win

    Jun 18
    Matt Harvey pitched six hitless innings and struck out a career-high 13 as the Mets held off the Braves 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader.
  • Video - N.J. Governor A Cowboys Fan 02:55

    N.J. Governor A Cowboys Fan

    Jun 18
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie discusses his favorite sports teams during a visit to an elementary school.
  • Video - Dodgers Vs. Yankees Preview 02:01

    Dodgers Vs. Yankees Preview

    Jun 18
    Baseball Tonight previews the Wednesday night game between the Dodgers and the Yankees.

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