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G-Braves' Rob Wooten spotless in combined no-hitter
Two days ago, Rob Wooten, a veteran of 300 Minor League appearances, found out he would be making his second career start. Little did he know, it would wind up in the history books. Wooten combined with Matt Marksberry and Jose Ramirez for a no-hitter Thursday night as Triple-A Gwinnett shut out Louisville, 3-0, at Louisville Slugger Field.
I was lucky enough to work with Jones Angell on the Tar Heel Sports Network radio team for five Tar Heel trips to the College World Series. We saw a lot of great games (and some devastating defeats). But when I think about Omaha memories, these are some of the first ones that come to mind.
Lengthy rain delay cuts short Matt Harvey's 'outstanding' start vs. Nationals
Manager Terry Collins said Matt Harvey felt the best he had all season, yet the Mets right-hander lasted only 3.2 innings after an 85-minute rain delay forced him from his start against the Washington Nationals Tuesday.
UNC Diamond Heels Summer Update
Several Tar Heels find themselves spending the summer in picturesque Cape Cod, in the most prestigious of the collegiate wood bat leagues. Junior J.B. Bukauskas spent the beginning of his summer with Chatham, where he recorded a 3.72 ERA with 17 strikeouts in two appearances, prior to reporting to camp with Team USA’s Collegiate National Team.
Summer Baseball Dispatches: Brian Miller
Brian Miller: "I hope everyone is enjoying their summers so far! I'm fortunate enough to be playing in the Cape Cod League for the Orleans Firebirds. It's been a lot of fun so far, the weather is perfect (no where near as humid as NC), and I'm getting the opportunity to play with some of the best players in the country. Up here with me are other Tar Heels as well."
Mariners Catcher Chris Iannetta finds passion off the field in wine industry
Chris Iannetta has been playing professional baseball for over a decade. In 2012, the catcher was with the Angels when he became friends with teammates Vernon Wells. "We were just kicking around ideas of what would be a good business venture and we both love wine and we said that'd be kind of cool." Their winery took life, starting with a tasting in 2014.
Matt Harvey: 'It's been a struggle mechanically pretty much all year'
Matt Harvey expressed satisfaction with limiting the damage against him Thursday. Still, the Dark Knight felt like he fell back into a mechanical rut in the New York Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Harvey allowed two runs on eight hits in six innings in a no-decision.
Pirates’ catcher Jacob Stallings records first big league hit
The Pittsburgh Pirates were on the wrong end of a blowout against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday evening. However, the club did manage to salvage one bright spot from the forgettable outing as catcher Jacob Stallings registered the first hit of his major league career. Coming on a RBI double in the seventh inning, the 26-year-old catcher finished the outing 1-for-4 with one strikeout.
Jacob Stallings Becomes 65th Tar Heel In MLB
Four-year Carolina baseball letterman Jacob Stallings became the 65th player in program history to reach the Major Leagues when he was called up to start Sunday for the Pittsburgh Pirates. A leader on two College World Series teams in his career from 2009-12, Stallings is the 10th Tar Heel to appear in an MLB game this season.
Mariners’ Chris Iannetta shows no signs of slowing down despite heavy workload
If Mariners catcher Chris Iannetta has his way, he’ll be in the starting lineup Friday night at Fenway Park in Boston. It doesn’t matter that he caught 13 innings in Wednesday night’s loss and nine more Thursday afternoon in Seattle’s 6-4 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. Iannetta went 3 for 5 with an RBI.
Summer Baseball Dispatches: Logan Warmoth
Logan Warmouth: "I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer back in Chapel Hill. This summer, I am playing for the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Baseball League. There are some familiar UNC faces here with me. On my Whitecaps team I'm playing alongside my teammates Zack Gahagan and Hansen Butler."
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings makes dad proud
Pitt men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings got a surprise Father's Day present: a trip to Wrigley Field to see his son make his big league debut with the Pirates. On Sunday, with catcher Chris Stewart nursing a sore left knee, rookie Jacob Stallings was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis.
UNC in MLB: 2016 Draft recap
Day 1 No Tar Heels were drafted in the first or second round. These are obviously your blue chippers and good players who teams can have cheap. That’s another weird thing about the MLB draft, the rookie pool. Regardless with the Heels having a down season, the lack of day one picks shouldn’t be surprising.
Pittsburgh Pirates call up catcher Jacob Stallings
The Pittsburgh Pirates promoted catcher Jacob Stallings from Class AAA Indianapolis before Sunday’s game, adding insurance at the position with Chris Stewart dealing with various injuries. Stallings was hitting .199/.242/.340 in 153 plate appearances with Indianapolis. Jason Rogers was optioned back to Indy to make room. The 40-man roster is now full.
Jacob Stallings catching on as backstop prospect
Jacob Stallings, who was drafted out of North Carolina with the Pirates' seventh-round pick in 2012, hasn't been a key contributor for Triple-A Indianapolis at the plate this season. He entered Friday hitting .200 with four home runs and just six walks to 35 strikeouts. But behind the plate, where Indianapolis manager Dean Treanor asked him to produce, Stallings has.