UNC Baseball

What to do with Dustin Ackley?

Another Yankees player with an uncertain role for next season is a former elite prospect who the Yankees acquired for a pair of relatively redundant prospects who likely had no role to play next season anyway. He's still in his prime years and played well enough down the stretch to become a valuable impact hitter against right-handers. What exactly does that mean for him next season? (Lower Hudson Journal News)

Matt Harvey glad he wasn't needed on anniversary of Tommy John surgery

Exactly two years ago Thursday, Matt Harvey had Tommy John surgery. Nearly every event in his baseball career since then has been shaped by that day, impacting everything from his arduous rehab to the public tug-of-war between his agent and his team about how best to protect his surgically repaired right elbow. But Harvey wanted no part of coming full circle. (Newsday)

Tar Heels Serve The Community For Carolina Outreach

UNC students were on fall break last Thursday and Friday, giving Tar Heels the chance to rest, catch up on school work and in some cases head home for the weekend. But many student-athletes who stayed in Chapel Hill for practice and competition also spent time helping out in the Chapel Hill community. Take a look at some recent Carolina Outreach outreach activities. (

Mets' Harvey bought arm insurance

Mets ace Matt Harvey was feeling fine the day after his marvelous 7 2/3-inning outing in Game 1 of the NLCS -- a 4-2 Mets victory -- and he is said to be a go for Game 5. All looks good in Harvey's world as he inches past 200 total innings. But just in case, agent Scott Boras has taken out insurance on Harvey to secure his future. (CBS Sports)

Matt Harvey Ditches the Fastball, Somehow Gets Filthier

Remember when innings limits were in vogue and Matt Harvey‘s season appeared over? Yeah, me neither. Just a few weeks after we’d thought his campaign would wrap in Strasburg-esque fashion, New York’s Dark Knight on Saturday scripted the latest episode to his gripping 2015 saga with a gem of an outing against the Kyle Schwarber-led Cubs in game one of the NLCS at Citi Field.... (Gammons Daily)

'Dented' Matt Harvey on track to return for Game 5

Matt Harvey is ready to proceed for the New York Mets with a start in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday night at Wrigley Field. Harvey logged a relatively modest 97 pitches while tossing 7 2/3 innings in Saturday’s 4-2 win against the Chicago Cubs. The issue is that Harvey was struck on the right triceps by a sixth-inning line drive off the bat of Dexter Fowler. (

Matt Harvey bat flipped after a sacrifice bunt in Game 1 of the NLCS (like a boss)

The Mets sent Flushing's Dark Knight, Matt Harvey, out to the hill at Citi Field to start Game 1 of the NLCS against Jon Lester and the Cubs, and Harvey did ... not ... disappoint. He struck out nine Cubbies over 7 2/3 innings while surrendering two runs on just four hits. He got it done with his arm. He got it done with his glove. He got it done with his back? (

This Matt Harvey signature moment is one to remember

Sometimes, you watch a ballgame and wonder if a higher power arranged the details. On Saturday night, at Citi Field? You wondered whether that higher power just copy-pasted Matt Harvey’s submission. We just witnessed the Dark Knight’s new signature moment, right? Cold weather? A threatening comebacker? Runners on base? Harvey played the superhero and shrugged off all of them as mere inconveniences. (New York Post)

Dominating Cubs, Matt Harvey Shows He’s Far From His Limits

The moment Matt Harvey had been dreaming about all season came in the seventh inning Saturday. The Mets were clinging to a two-run lead, and the Chicago Cubs were threatening, and the Citi Field crowd was on its feet chanting his name. Harvey struck out Tommy La Stella swinging through a changeup and skipped off the mound, pumping his fist and letting out a tribal roar. The crowd erupted. Down the right-field line, Mr. Met gave out high-fives. (New York Times)

Aker's Shutout Gives Navy Lead In UNC Fall World Series

Cole Aker tossed a two-hit shutout to lead the Navy Team to its second win in UNC's 2015 Fall World Series Friday at Boshamer Stadium. Aker struck out six and walked just one over seven scoreless frames. Navy gave Aker all the support he would need in a three-run second against J.T. Rogoszewski and added single runs in the third and sixth for the final margin. (

Fresh start for Mets' Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey is standing in the back of a raucous visitor’s clubhouse, the symphony of celebration exploding around him. His entire 6-foot-4 frame is soaked in some pungent combination of champagne and beer, a condition that leaves him describing how it all feels in one simple word: “cold.” He is cold, but his baseball heart has never been so warm. (

The Mets' success leaves Matt Harvey with no choice: The future is now

Matt Harvey’s personal surgeon tells him he’s putting himself in danger with every pitch he throws for the New York Mets, but Harvey is told not to listen. Harvey’s agent tells him he’s jeopardizing his career, costing himself perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars, but he’s told not to pay attention. (USA Today)

Matt Harvey: ‘I’ll be last person’ to ever bring up innings limits again

Don’t expect any conversation of innings limits or pitch counts for Matt Harvey in the NLCS, especially from Harvey, who will be on the mound for Game 1 against the Cubs on Saturday night at Citi Field. “I think everybody kind of had enough talk and discussion about that whole ordeal,” Harvey said Friday. “I’ll be the last person to ever bring that one up again.” (New York Post)

Matt Harvey set for Game 1 of NLCS with shackles off completely

Matt Harvey tried to talk Terry Collins into using him in short relief if necessary in the decisive Division Series contest. The Mets manager instead was saving him to pitch in case Game 5 went to extra innings, and now he is the NLCS Game 1 starter. Remember when he had innings limits? (New York Post)

What to do with Adam Warren?

Continuing our look at Yankees who have uncertain roles heading into next season, we'll next consider a cost-controlled pitcher who's done a little of everything in his career. Adam Warren has been a starter, he's been a long reliever, he's been a late-inning setup man -- and it seems that he's rarely known which role the Yankees prefer from month to month. (Lower Hudson Journal News)

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