Tovar’s RBI single in debut helps Mets top Phils (The Associated Press)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wilfredo Tovar produced the winning hit in his major-league debut and the New York Mets swept the Philadelphia Phillies with a 4-3 win on Sunday.

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Mets call up C Travis d’Arnaud for MLB debut (The Associated Press)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Mets have promoted catcher Travis d’Arnaud from Triple-A and put him into the starting lineup for his major league debut.

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Mets-Nationals Preview (The Associated Press)

Rookie Taylor Jordan has, for the most part, given the Washington Nationals successively longer outings since an uneven big-league debut against the New York Mets last month.

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Ball from Jackie Robinson’s debut being auctioned (The Associated Press)

BOSTON (AP) — When Artie Gore made his major league debut, his fellow umpires autographed a ball and gave it to him as a keepsake.

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Nationals promote RHP Jordan for big league debut (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Nationals have promoted right-hander Taylor Jordan from Double-A Harrisburg and are having him make his big league debut right away.

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Mets-White Sox Preview (The Associated Press)

After an impressive big league debut last week, Zack Wheeler surely has New York Mets looking forward to his encore performance.

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The Juice: Zack Wheeler debut follows Matt Harvey in Mets sweep of Braves (Big League Stew)

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Fans saw the future at Turner Field on Tuesday, and it looked pretty bright for the New York Mets.
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Zack Wheeler made a successful major league debut in the second game of a doubleheader, throwing six scoreless innings, helping to secure a sweep against the Atlanta Braves in a 6-1 victory. Earlier, Matt Harvey took a no-hitter into the seventh, he struck out 13 and the Mets held on for a 4-3 win. In all, a fun glimpse into what might be , for a rebuilding franchise.
”I hope people saw this,” said manager Terry Collins, no doubt referring to New York’s long-suffering NL fans. ”Certainly they’re going to enjoy watching these two guys for a long time. They’re going to be around.”

Wheeler, who came over from the Giants organization in the Carlos Beltran trade in 2011, certainly drank it all in. He went back to sign autographs for fans after the game while still wearing his full uniform. Wheeler allowed four hits and five walks while striking out seven. Anthony Recker broke a scoreless tie with a two-run home run against Paul Maholm in the seventh inning.
The Mets improved to 27-40 overall, so GM Sandy Alderson is still perhaps another dozen additions away from turning the ship around completely. Even Harvey, who will be the team’s ace for years to come, has work to do covering first base . Slugger Lucas Duda, in training at that position, later took the blame for messing up Harvey’s no-hit bid on Jason Heyward’s slow tapper. But Harvey’s the one with the ball, noted Braves broadcaster Tom Glavine, and flipping it to the umpire will never result in an out. Unless you’re in a “Naked Gun” baseball scene.
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Dodgers at Yankees, ppd. (rain): It was disappointing to have a washout for the Dodgers first trip to Yankee Stadium since the 1981 World Series, but at least we get a Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Hiroki Kuroda matchup in the rescheduled doubleheader opener Wednesday afternoon. Far-eastern Asia baseball bragging rights hang in the balance!

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Mets earn doubleheader sweep of Braves (The SportsXchange)

ATLANTA — Zack Wheeler lived up to the hype, just like Matt Harvey had for the New York Mets in his major-league debut last season.

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Mets 6, Braves 1 (Game 2) (The SportsXchange)

ATLANTA — Zack Wheeler lived up to the hype, just like Matt Harvey had for the New York Mets in his major-league debut last season.

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Zack Wheeler goes six scoreless innings in MLB debut (NBC Sports)

The Zack Wheeler era began on a promising note. Making his major league debut on Tuesday evening as part of a doubleheader at Atlanta’s Turner Field, the 23-year-old right-hander tossed six scoreless innings, fanning seven Braves batters and allowing just four hits. Wheeler issued a total of five walks and looked a little bit shaky…

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