The Mets stink this year. But on Tuesday, a glimmer of hope poked through the sky. The Mets swept the Braves in a doubleheader, winning by scores of 4-3 and 6-1. Each of the two games was started by a young phenom: game one by Matt Harvey, and game two by Zack Wheeler in his major league debut. Both men performed extremely well, with Harvey striking out 13 and no-hitting the Braves through six innings and Wheeler punching out seven and throwing six shutout frames. Now, if only New York could get some hitters...
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The aftermath of the Upton brothers colliding in the Braves outfield. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
Game of the Night: Red Sox 3, Rays 1. Game two of the doubleheader at Fenway Park today went just as poorly as the rain-soaked game one, which Tampa Bay lost 5-1. Felix Doubront dominated the Rays in game two, and it looked like a solo homer by Daniel Nava in the second inning would hold as the only run of the contest. Doubront handed the ball off to Andrew Bailey in the ninth, and he promptly allowed a game-tying solo homer to Kelly Johnson. Joel Peralta came in for Alex Torres in the ninth for Tampa Bay, and began the inning by walking Nava. That brought up Jonny Gomes, who launched the first pitch he saw from Peralta over the Green Monster to propel the BoSox to a 3-1 win, and their ninth win in 11 chances this season against Gomes' former team.no comments