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Scott Hairston was claimed on waivers by a "mystery team".Believe it or not, it wasn't the Dodgers, who have been banned from waivers forever and ever for fear that they would acquire everybody, and that the whole world would be playing for the Dodgers (which would mean that Fred Wilpon wouldn't need a shot of brandy to sleep well anymore).In honor of Hairston being a valued commodity (even as somebody claimed only to block him from going to another team), I present to you an interview he did for Next Level Ballplayer, where he discusses how he like to hit off a tee, and who's head he likes to pretend is the ball.All right, maybe he didn't go that far. But you kids who want to be a good enough major leaguer one day to be coveted by major league team other than the one you're on, this is the article for you. Now go hit off that tee and fulfill your dreams of being claimed by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Over the past month, I have seen very emotional fans voice their opinions on certain...
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When Davis hit it, you could tell he thought it was gone as he gazed at it before starting to run to first. However upon second review...
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Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Matt Harvey had another sharp outing and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
The Mets have won five straight in Philadelphia and seven of eight overall this season.
Harvey (3-3) allowed two runs and six hits, striking out six in 6 1-3 innings. He also had an RBI single. The rookie has...
The Phillies dropped their second straight to the New York Mets, losing 3-2. Tyler Cloyd pitched well, but was out-dueled by fellow rookie Matt Harvey.
CLOYD IMPRESSIVE DURING DEBUT
-Tyler Cloyd made the “emergency start” due to Cole Hamels’ illness. Cloyd was called up, and pitched fairly well in his debut. He went six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. He...
As previously posted, Tyler Cloyd was making his major league debut tonight. In an unexpected spot start for the young righty, the Phillies were sure glad he tossed a solid six innigs to avoid a bullpen game.
Matt Harvey, a rookie starter for the Mets surrendered a run in the top of the first, a sacrifice fly from Ryan Howard which scored Juan Pierre.
Harvey did a bit of hitting...
New York Mets (60-69) at Philadelphia Phillies (61-68)
Matt Harvey (2-3, 2.75) vs. Tyler Cloyd (MLB debut)
Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Mostly Sunny, 82
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Exactly this time five years ago, the Phillies completed an amazing four-game sweep against the New York Mets, which turned out to be the beginning of a miraculous comeback in the...
Final: Mets 3, Phillies 2.
Harvey (3-3, 2.76 ERA) LP: Tyler Cloyd (0-1, 4.50 ERA) SV: Frank Francisco (22
SV, 5.94 ERA)
today, the Phillies scratched Cole Hamels from his start due to an illness. In
order to fill that spot, they soon called up Tyler Cloyd, a AAA pitcher who had
been cruising through the minor leagues this season.
young players have come...