New York Teams

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Nathan Eovaldi may have been in the middle of a shutout, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi is going to his Big 3 relievers every chance he gets. So with Eovaldi having thrown 100 pitches, Girardi has taken the ball from Eovaldi and handed it to Dellin Betances, who presumably will pass it to Andrew Miller and then Aroldis Chapman. The Yankees lead the Blue Jays, 2-0, with one out in the seventh.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees fans understandably are starting to get restless with Mark Teixeira. Teixeira entered Tuesday with a .193 average, three homers and 12 RBIs. Teixeira is 0-for-2 with three strikeouts. He has now struck out 47 times in 150 at-bats. Teixeira said the other day he is the type of guy who can carry a team. Right now, he is dragging the Yankees down. The fans are beginning to boo.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores went 2-for-3 and played seven innings at first base as his rehab assignment began Tuesday with Double-A Binghamton. Flores is eligible to return from the disabled list on Friday, when the Mets open a series at Citi Field against the Dodgers. He should supplant Eric Campbell at first base at that point. Flores had landed on the DL with a mild left hamstring strain.

Dream top Liberty in OT (0:32)

Mateo proving his future is bright

SS/2B Jorge Mateo has all of the makings to be a future above-average addition to the Yankees lineup, with potential to develop into a star. Law: Top 25 MLB prospects (Insider)

NHL Top 3 plays of the week (1:35)

Flores es la primera opción para reemplazar a Duda en primera base

El venezolano es la alternativa número uno tras anunciar los Mets que Duda fue colocado en la lista de inhabilitados debido a una fractura de estrés en la espalda baja. Leer

Kellerman, Wiley giving a pass to Bartolo (1:25)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says there are two reasons for David Wright being off Tuesday against the Nationals. This would have been his fourth straight day playing, and the Mets want to avoid that. Secondly, when the Mets play a night game and then a day game, they're now testing having Wright sitting in the evening and playing during the day to determine if that is easier on his back than the opposite.

Rosario makes big jump in rankings

Amed Rosario is repeating high-A (so take his numbers with a small grain of salt), but his bat speed has produced more power this year, and he has improved his plate discipline. Law: Top 25 MLB prospects (Insider)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

A fan heckled Bartolo Colon at Nationals Park on Monday regarding the tabloid report of him having a second family. Colon jokingly shot back, saying it's actually three families. The heckler melted and saluted Colon.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Girardi says that Alex Rodriguez stint with Double-A Trenton will be for a "couple of days." Originally, Girardi said that A-Rod would be activated from the DL on Tuesday, "We are allowed to change our minds," Girardi said.

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Tuesday's Mets-Nationals lineups

Mets starter Matt Harvey will try to rebound after allowing a career-high nine runs in a career-low 2 2/3 innings last Thursday against the Nationals.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In a Q&A with the NBPA, Carmelo Anthony was asked how Jeff Hornacek can benefit his game. "One thing I do know is he wants to play as a fast-paced team, up tempo," Anthony said. "You just look at the teams that he's coached in Phoenix, and how quickly they wanted to get up the court and play. We still have time to figure everything out as far as sitting down and seeing what he wants and seeing what we want as a team. And we'll figure that part out." More evidence that Hornacek will have the freedom to tweak the Knicks' version of the triangle offense.

ESPN Stats & Info

Best bargain at WR: Antonio Brown

Among wideouts making more than $5 million per year, no player delivered more catches for the price in 2015 than Brown. Golden Tate, Amari Cooper and Brandon Marshall also provided great value.

Stats & Info

Struggling aces seeing big jump in ERA

The Athletics' Sonny Gray, Astros' Dallas Keuchel, Red Sox's David Price and Mets' Matt Harvey were four of the best pitchers in baseball in 2015. It's been a different story this year, however.

Pettitte to rep Yankees at draft

Former Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Pettitte spent 15 of his 18 years in the majors with New York and had his No. 46 retired by the club last year.

Franco to rep Mets at draft

Former Mets closer John Franco will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Franco spent 14 of his 21 years in the majors with New York and was named to the NL All-Star team in his first year with the club in 1990.

Bobby Flay is hopeful for Knicks with Hornacek at the helm (2:24)

1927 Yankees diary

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