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Wheeler, Mets’ Top Prospect, Looks in Top Form in Spring Opener

Wheeler, Mets’ Top Prospect, Looks in Top Form in Spring Opener

nytimes.com MLB.com Updated Feb 23, 2013
Zack Wheeler, a 22-year-old right-hander, threw two strong innings in a 5-3 victory against the Washington Nationals.
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  • Although not the long-term answer, John Buck perfect fit for NY…

    Although not the long-term answer, John Buck perfect fit for NY Mets staff

    nydailynews.com Feb 23, 2013
    Two batters into Zack Wheeler’s first outing on a big league mound, the Nationals had a runner on third with one out. The Mets pulled the infield in, looking to cut the run off at the plate, so the percentage play for catcher John Buck was to call for f
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  • Nats' Strasburg allows two runs in spring debut

    Nats' Strasburg allows two runs in spring debut

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 23, 2013
    Washington ace Stephen Strasburg gave up a single and home run to the first two batters he faced in his return to the mound, and the New York Mets beat the Nationals 5-3 Saturday in a spring training opener.
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  • Roy Halladay and Jonathan Papelbon voice concerns over Phillies…

    Roy Halladay and Jonathan Papelbon voice concerns over Phillies lack of leadership

    yahoo.com Feb 23, 2013
    Life in the National League East isn’t nearly as comfortable as it used to be for the Philadelphia Phillies. One look at last season’s standings would tell you as much, as they finished a disappointing third behind their 81-81 record and watched on as
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  • Video - Strasburg Makes Spring Training Debut 00:46

    Strasburg Makes Spring Training Debut

    Feb 23
    Stephen Strasburg gave up a two-run homer to Ruben Tejada in the first inning, but bounced back with a 1-2-3 second inning.

Sports Columnists

  • Adande: Kobe Bryant now stands alone as the last prominent connection to L…

    Feb 23
    With the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss, Kobe Bryant became the organization's last prominent and active link to a storied past
  • J.A. Adande -- Kobe Bryant now stands as the last major link in Lakerland …

    Feb 23
    With the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss, Kobe Bryant became the organization's last prominent and active link to a storied past
  • Don Banks: Composed and honest, Te'o impresses in combine press conference

    Feb 23
    INDIANAPOLIS -- He's had way more than his 15 minutes of infamy since, as he so delicately put it, "January 16th happened,'' but Manti Te'o used his 15-minute session with the NFL media wisely Saturday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium.
  • 2013 NFL combine -- Alec Ogletree's issues, Ezekiel Ansah charms and more

    Feb 23
    While the offensive linemen impressed on the field Saturday, defensive players tried to impress the media off of it, writes John Clayton