Phillies-Mets Preview (The Associated Press)

The New York Mets didn’t have much going for them during another dismal season other than Matt Harvey making a run at becoming the team’s second consecutive NL Cy Young Award winner.

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Mets ace Harvey likely out for season with injury (Reuters)

(Reuters) – All-Star starting pitcher Matt Harvey of the New York Mets has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and is likely to miss the rest of the Major League Baseball season, the team said on Monday. Harvey, a candidate for the National League’s Cy Young Award and a starter in last month’s All-Star Game at his home Citi Field ballpark, was stunned after the tear was revealed by an MRI taken early on Monday in New York. “Nothing is shooting in my elbow at all,” the 24-year-old right-hander told reporters. “That’s not the issue. When I heard the news, I was pretty shocked. …

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Baseball-Mets ace Harvey likely out for season with injury (Reuters)

Aug 26 (Reuters) – All-Star starting pitcher Matt Harvey of the New York Mets has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and is likely to miss the rest of the Major League Baseball season, the team said on Monday. Harvey, a candidate for the National League’s Cy Young Award and a starter in last month’s All-Star Game at his home Citi Field ballpark, was stunned after the tear was revealed by an MRI taken early on Monday in New York. “Nothing is shooting in my elbow at all,” the 24-year-old right-hander told reporters. “That’s not the issue. When I heard the news, I was pretty shocked. …

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Tigers complete sweep of Mets (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK — With the reigning American League MVP and Triple Crown winner in Miguel Cabrera, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander and likely 2013 Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer on their team — as well as veteran big names such as Torii Hunter, Victor Martinez and Prince Fielder — the Detroit Tigers have no shortage of star power.

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Answer Man: Dwight Gooden talks ’86 Mets, grandkids, addiction, sobriety and Tuffy Rhodes (Big League Stew)

With a top fastball and unparalleled curve, Dwight Gooden burst upon the major league scene at 19 years old in 1984 with the New York Mets. By the time he won the Cy Young Award in 1985 with one of the best seasons ever, Gooden already had begun a decent into drug and alcohol abuse that made success impossible for him to enjoy, contributed to stunting his growth as a pitcher, and nearly killed him.
Gooden recently published a critically acclaimed memoir, and has been participating in All-Star game festivities the Mets have been hosting. We got a chance to catch up with Gooden at FanFest for the latest Answer Man session.
David Brown: The reaction to the memoir has been good, but how is it selling ?
Dwight Gooden: It’s been a lot better than I expected. I put a lot of hard work into it — nine months, it took, to complete. The reviews, the sales and just the feedback I’ve been getting from fans has been overwhelming at times. I got into some real depth about my life. The good and the bad, all of the details about what I was going through at that time. But it’s also been rewarding, and great therapy for myself. I’m happy I did it, it was a big burden off of me. Coming clean. You’re only as sick as your secrets. My goal was not only to help me, but to help others who are struggling, either in situations like I was, or those who may have a family member or friend going through that.
DB: You wrote a memoir in the past about your life. How is this one different?
Doc: This one is totally different. I put my heart into this. I was ready to do it. I think when I did “Heat,” I was telling half of the truth, but not the whole truth. Plus, at that time, to be honest, I was in a little bit of denial that I had a problem, that I suffered from the disease of drugs and alcohol. I did “Heat” because friends were saying, “Hey, you should do a book.” This time around, after doing “Celebrity Rehab” and getting involved with with NAA, I felt it was time to tell my story in my words, to put my heart into it and remove that mask and know that I am an addict and an alcoholic, but I’m just not active in it. I just felt the time was right. I would just write down chapters myself, things that I would talk about — the things I struggled with.
DB: How long has it been since you were high?

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Norris drives in four as A’s top Yankees (The SportsXchange)

OAKLAND, Calif. — The game between the A’s and Yankees on Tuesday shaped up as a likely pitcher’s duel featuring a pair of former Cy Young Award winners, Oakland’s Bartolo Colon and New York’s CC Sabathia.

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Athletics 6, Yankees 4 (The SportsXchange)

OAKLAND, Calif. — The game between the A’s and Yankees on Tuesday shaped up as a likely pitcher’s duel featuring a pair of former Cy Young Award winners, Oakland’s Bartolo Colon and New York’s CC Sabathia.

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Dickey leads Blue Jays past Giants 4-0 (The Associated Press)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With his knuckleball dancing at a variety of speeds, R.A. Dickey once again looked like the Cy Young Award winner the Toronto Blue Jays acquired in the offseason.

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Dickey shines in Blue Jays’ 4-0 shutout of Giants (The SportsXchange)

SAN FRANCISCO – R.A. Dickey recaptured his National League Cy Young Award form against the league’s defending champions Wednesday.

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Dickey wins 2nd straight, Blue Jays beat Rays 7-5 (The Associated Press)

TORONTO (AP) — With every outing, R.A. Dickey feels he’s getting closer to his Cy Young Award form of last season.

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