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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Harvey was nearly perfect for 4 1-3 shutout innings, pitching the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 4-1 Thursday.
Harvey didn't give up a hit or walk, and struck out five. The only baserunner against him reached on an error. The Mets right-hander is set to begin his first full season in the majors.
Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco was almost as impressive, giving up an unearned run and three hits in 3 2-3 innings. He struck out six.
Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano, wearing a heart monitor, retired the two lefty batters he faced in the fifth inning.
Matt den Dekker homered in the fifth for the Mets.
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Players hit in the cages this morning as it rained here. The weather here has been awful; rainy and chilly. Nothing sun drenched about PSL these days.
Those hitting include Daniel Murphy, who took an injection for a strained intercostal muscle on his right side.
Also on the injury front, Jenrry Mejia was examined in New York yesterday for a thyroid...
In the following video you’ll find a touching story about the bond third baseman David Wright has forged with a disabled Iraqi war veteran named Felix, and how their relationship has grown over the years. The wheelchair bound veteran tells an inspiring story of what his United States flag means to him and the role it has played during his tours when he carried it in the deserts...
Some of you may think of this as an odd post from me as I usually post about the minor leagues or the draft. But I came across this on MLB Trade Rumors and thought it was different and interesting.
B.J. Rains is doing a series about why some MLB players chose the agents that they did. This one about David Wright naturally grabbed my attention.
As you all know, Wright signed an...
New York Mets pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia returned to camp Friday and can resume baseball activities after being diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid gland.
The 23-year-old flew to New York this week for tests following his spring training physical. He has been advised by doctors not to eat seafood, which is rich in lodine, but he does not have to take medication.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Chone Figgins reaches into his locker and pulls out a glove from the stack on the shelf, eager to grab the chance to revive his career with the Miami Marlins.
He smacks the leather of the second baseman's mitt. He also has gloves to play third base, shortstop and the outfield. He says his favorite position is "on the field."
At 35, Figgins just...
There’s been a lot of talk this spring about turning points. How this season may become a watershed campaign, kind of like the Mets of the early 80′s when it became obvious the team was on the ups. Baseball itself is a game of turning points. Who knows, the season may feature it’s own change in fortune if things break right when d’Arnaud and Wheeler get the call. It got me...
With so much hype surrounding the likes of the Atlanta Braves, Washington
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fourth best team in the National League East this season.
While the lack of team success might frustrate their fans, fantasy baseball
owners will simply hope that their players will produce. There might not
be top-end talent on this...
Don’t call it a comeback, Carlos Zambrano has been threatening to retire for years.
The former Chicago Cubs pitcher has told fans and the media he’s retiring on more than one occasion and, still, there he is, pitching in the World Baseball Classic. Surely you remember when he cleaned out his locker and walked out on the team in 2011, but do you recall the comments he made...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Nathan Eovaldi allowed one run in four innings and John Maine followed with two scoreless innings Friday to help the Miami Marlins beat the New York Yankees 6-1.
Maine, who hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2010, is competing for the fifth spot in the Marlins rotation.
New York starter Adam Warren allowed four runs and six hits in four innings. In...
Bill Madden of the Daily News had an interesting quote in his article today about the Yankees and their apparent need for more power in the lineup. What caught my attention was a quote from a Marlins’ operative about the future of 22-year old All Star Giancarlo Stanton.
According to Miami owner Jeffrey Loria, is “absolutely not available.” But despite Loria’s insistence...
The Miami Marlins are so desperate to sell tickets to Opening Day that they are literally giving one away for free for every ticket bought.
Jon Rauch’s video game slider just lost it’s virginity.
I finally figured out how to hit on this game. It’s coming together folks. If you haven’t bought the game yet and you’re wondering what to expect, read a full review on MLB 13 The Show over at Kotaku.
I’m going back to hitting cyber bombs.