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No one is expecting the Mets to run away with the NL East , but if they're going to remain relevant throughout the season, it's imperative that they have a winning record at the end of April regardless of the obstacles the team has faced thus far.
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The Phillies ace had just shut down arguably the National League's best team for eight innings, allowing four hits, no runs, no walks and striking out 10. To Lee's right stood A.J. Burnett , to his left Kyle Kendrick and Cole Hamels .
For years, much hoopla was made over the Red Sox' 86 year inability to win a World Series, supposedly brought on by Babe Ruth's trade to the Yankees in 1919.
Former Major League Baseball pitching coach Leo Mazzone has an answer to the exponentially growing number of serious arm injuries, and the era of the pitch count, which tends to treat starting pitchers with kid gloves in an effort to avoid the dreaded Tommy John surgery.
It was a tough week for the Philadelphia Phillies , as they went 2-4 in six games and fell to last place in the National League East.
Simmons' value to the Atlanta Braves was evident before the 2014 season began. Based on sterling defensive ability and the hope of offensive upside in the 24-year-old, the team awarded its shortstop a seven-year, $58 million contract extension .
The Dodgers' first 2014 ball game against a National League East opponent was not reminiscent of the 2013 club that went 5-2 against the Phillies.
The Marlins' challenge on this week's six-game trip to Atlanta and New York is the gantlet they must navigate to respectability.
The pitching staff for the Atlanta Braves has been fantastic so far this year. In the team's 13 wins, they have allowed just under 2.5 runs per game.
The Dodgers continue their 10-game homestand with a four-game series against the Phillies at Dodger Stadium, and while many of the same cast of characters remain from the back-to-back NLCS matchups of 2008-2009 this year's version is a far cry from those Philadelphia teams.
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Apr 19, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria is greeted by teammates after scoring a run on a wild pitch during the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Marlins Ballpark.
That was made clear by the recent swap between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates, which saw Ike Davis head to the NL Central in exchange for Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.
TC's Ben Duronio has been in the press box this weekend at Citi Field and got to cover a drama filled second game of the series on Saturday night in which the Braves pulled out victoriously in with a 7-5 win.
Henderson Alvarez threw a complete game, two-hit shutout on Saturday night, and the Miami Marlins took advantage of their scoring opportunities, putting up 7 runs on 10 hits, including a three-run home run by Marcell Ozuna.
Washington star Bryce Harper was taken out of the game by first-year manager Matt Williams for failing to run hard to first base on a routine out during a 4-3 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.