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Morning Briefing: Mets pack hot bats for Cali

Thursday's New York Mets Morning Briefing continues to laud the team's power bats and wonders if they'll continue to sizzle on the West Coast.

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Red Sox-Yankees rivalry heading back to New York (1:35)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ex-Knick Charles Oakley, famous in New York for his physical play, had some tough words for TNT analyst Charles Barkley on Wednesday night. "Charles Barkley, you better stop talking s*** about Cleveland you was never tough you hide behind TNT," Oakley tweeted on Wednesday. The Oak Man, as he was know in New York, competed against Barkley during his 19-year NBA career.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is hopeful he can swing a bat on Thursday. On Wednesday, Gardner took a fastball off his right elbow. Even with a pad on the elbow, Gardner needed an X-ray on the elbow. It was negative. Gardner sounded more optimistic that he could be in the lineup sooner that manager Joe Girardi seemed to think.

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Sabathia, Yankees snap six-game slide (1:02)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner had an X-ray on his elbow. Although it was negative, Yankees manager Joe Girardi isn't sure he will be able to use Gardner the next couple of days. Gardner was hit on the elbow by a fastball.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks president Phil Jackson live-tweeting his road trip through Iowa and Nebraska during a time when the organization is searching for a coach is further proof that he couldn't care less what any of us think about him.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' CC Sabathia's troubles with alcohol came fully to light on the last weekend of 2015 season here in Baltimore. So it might feel a little extra special for Sabathia that his best performance of the 2016 has occurred at Camden Yards. Sabthia pitched seven scoreless innings and left with a 7-0 lead in the eighth on Wednesday. Sabathia's ERA dropped from 5.06 to 3.81. He has begun looking more comfortable as he has reconciled with his reduced velocity and more reliance on his change-up.

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Yankees put A-Rod on 15-day DL

Alex Rodriguez was placed on the DL with a strained right hamstring he suffered while running to first base Tuesday. He's hitting .194 with five HRs and 12 RBIs this season.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

CC Sabathia has pitched excellent tonight. With the last place Yankees trying to break their six-game losing streak, Sabathia has thrown six scoreless innings as the Yankees lead 3-0 in the seventh against the Orioles.

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A Familia Matter: New walk-out tune for Dominican closer (3:35)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Conspiracy theorists had a field day with Phil Jackson's tweet Wednesday from Sioux City, Iowa. One prevailing theory had Jackson en route to Indianapolis to interview Pacers coach Frank Vogel. Not so, according to Siouxland News. Reporter Chris Neyenhouse said Phil Jackson and his brother, Chuck, stopped in Sioux City en route to Idaho, where Chuck lives. Sorry to disappoint, Knicks fans.

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Yanks approaching dangerous territory

If New York loses again on Wednesday night, it will tie the franchise record for most losses through the first 25 games of a season, per Elias Sports Bureau.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

As far as glowing endorsements go, this wasn't one of them. Yankees manager Joe Girardi was asked about the possibility of calling up Nick Swisher to replace Alex Rodriguez. Of Swisher, Girardi said, "He is doing OK." Swisher is hitting .306 with an .801 OPS for Triple-A Scranton. There is a question if he can still run well enough to play the outfield. He could possibly play once a week at first base and DH, but at this moment Girardi doesn't seem that interested. The Yankees called up reliever James Pazos because they are in the midst of playing 20 games in a row. A-Rod doesn't play the field so he didn't really need to be replaced externally.

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