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The Phillies and Mets squared off last night as Kyle Kendrick took on Jonathon Niese. Niese was pitching like he had somewhere to be last night. He threw a complete game shutout while allowing just three hits, a walk, and five strikeouts. He threw a total of 113 pitches and only had 79 pitches entering the eighth inning. He also hit a bases-loaded double in the sixth that cleared the bases. The Mets went on to win 5-0 in a two hour and 19 minute game. More here.
The Penn State Nittany Lions kick off their season this Saturday against Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands. Head coach Bill O'Brien released his depth chart for the season-opener on Saturday and it lists sophomore Tyler Ferguson OR freshman Christian Hackenberg as the starting quarterback against the Orange. The team is mum on who will be under center. More here.
Before last night's game against the Phillies, the Mets made a move that will impact the playoff race. New York traded OF Marlon Byrd and C John Buck to the Pirates for SS prospect Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later or cash. More here.