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Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

The Cardinals forced Noah Syndergaard to throw 115 pitches in Tuesday's loss and though his fastball velocity matched his season average (98 mph), his 64 percent fastball strike rate was his third-lowest of 2016. In fact, his three lowest fastball strike rates have come in his last three starts. Manager Terry Collins didn't know why Syndergaard was having pitch-count issues. "If we knew, we'd address it," he said. Collins did say Syndergaard was working with pitching coach Dan Warthen on one pitch grip, but didn't specify which pitch.

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Cardinals edge Mets in Game 1 of doubleheader (1:24)

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

The Cardinals forced Noah Syndeegaard to throw 115 pitches in Tuesday's loss and though his fastball velocity was a match for his season average (98 mph), his 64 percent fastball strike rate was his third-lowest of 2016. In fact, his three lowest fastball strike rates have come in his last three starts. Manager Terry Collins didn't know why Syndergaard was having pitch-count issues. "If we knew, we'd address it, he said. Collins did say Syndergaard was working with pitching coach Dan Warthen on one pitch grip, but didn't specify which pitch.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Mets manager had no problem with Curtis Granderson's decision to try for second base on Yoenis Cespedes' fly out in the ninth inning. Granderson was thrown out by Cardinals center fielder Tommy Pham and one out later, the mets had a tough one-run loss. "The guy needed to make a perfect throw and he did," Collins said. Collins also didn't take issue with third base coach Tim Teufel holding Jose Reyes at third base on Cespedes' double earlier in the game. "Tim had a better angle than anybody. It's his call."

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Gyorko's home run gives Cardinals the offense they need (0:21)

Lineup: Yankees (51-48) at Astros (54-45)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 3. Carlos Beltran, DH (S)
  • 4. Brian McCann, C (L)
  • 5. Mark Teixeira, 1B (S)
  • 6. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 7. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 8. Chase Headley, 3B (S)
  • 9. Aaron Hicks, RF (S)
  • SP: CC Sabathia, LHP
  • Daily notes

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

So far ESPN Summer Forecast has projected the Nets to go 20-62 in 2016-17 while ESPN's Bradford Doolittle has them going 16-66 based on his statistical projection model. Brooklyn has been preaching patience as an organization since Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson took over. The rebuilding Nets figure to play hard for Atkinson on a nightly basis, but defense and overall talent are certainly question marks.

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Why did Stoudemire choose to retire as a Knick? (1:50)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Jets Marvin Jones (1993-2003) and Erik McMillan (1988-1992) will be on the coaching staff this summer as part of the minority fellowship program.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Adam Warren will work out of the bullpen upon his return to the Yankees. The Yankees are also keeping Luis Severino in the bullpen. Chasen Shreve was sent down.

ESPN Stats & Info

Huge turnaround for Jets' WR corps

It's easy to forget now, but Gang Green's group of receivers collected just eight touchdowns in 2014. Adding Brandon Marshall and Ryan Fitzpatrick flipped a switch last season.

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Nets won't match statistical projection

ESPN's recent Summer Forecast of the Eastern Conference calculated that Brooklyn will drop from last season's 21 wins to 20. Bradford Doolittle writes that the Nets won't get out of the teens. East's most underrated/overrated teams (Insider)

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Knicks won't match statistical projection

ESPN's recent Summer Forecast of the Eastern Conference calculated New York improving from last season's 32 wins to 40. Bradford Doolittle sees another step forward for the Knicks under Jeff Hornacek but not that large. East's most underrated/overrated teams (Insider)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony summed up Amar'e Stoudemire's impact in New York with this quote from the night that the Knicks and Stoudemire agreed to a buyout: "One of the main reasons I'm a New York Knick today was because of him.... When he came [to New York] he brought back some excitement to the game of basketball here in New York. There was hope when he came back. People started believing in the New York Knicks again. He was the main reason for that belief and for that hope."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Former No. 1 overall pick Andrea Bargnani has signed with international club Baskonia, per the team's Twitter account.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Amar'e Stoudemire's time with the Knicks was marred by injury, but he deserves credit for signing with the club at a time when most others wouldn't consider New York. Carmelo Anthony has said he wouldn't have been in New York without Stoudemire.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets will wear a special patch on Saturday to honor Mike Piazza as the organization retires his No. 31. Here's the design, via ESPN's Darren Rovell.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Amar'e Stoudemire talking about his time with the Knicks: "I came to New York in 2010 to help revitalize this franchise and we did just that. Carmelo [Anthony], Phil and Steve have continued this quest, and with this year's acquisitions, the team looks playoff-bound once again. Although my career has taken me to other places around the country, my heart had always remained in the Big Apple. Once a Knick, Always a Knick."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Amare Stoudemire has signed a contract with the Knicks and subsequently announced his retirement, the team announced.

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Things will only get tougher for the Jets

Gang Green just missed the playoffs in Todd Bowles' first season at the helm, but that was with one of the league's easiest schedules. Per Bill Barnwell, the Jets enter 2016 with the second-toughest slate. Bounce-back teams

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