Author: Drew Silva

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Desmond Jennings to have knee scoped Wednesday


Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings has been on the disabled list since late April with what was originally termed left knee bursitis. There’s been very little in the way of progress over the last several weeks, so beat writer Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times says the Rays will have Jennings undergo a scope of his troublesome left knee Wednesday.

It’s an exploratory procedure designed to find out what exactly Jennings is dealing with. Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said the 28-year-old could be back in 3-4 weeks if nothing new is discovered.

Jennings has appeared in just 18 games this season for Tampa Bay.

He’s making a $3.1 million salary in his first year of arbitration eligibility.

Video: Chris Heston completes no-hitter vs. Mets

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Here is the final pitch of Chris Heston’s no-hitter against the Mets Tuesday night at Citi Field …

It was the fourth no-hitter in four years for the San Francisco Giants, but a very improbable one too.

Chris Heston throws fourth no-hitter in four years for Giants

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Chris Heston was a 12th-round pick in 2009 and entered play Tuesday with a 4.35 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in career major league 70 1/3 innings. The only reason he’s in the Giants’ starting rotation is because veteran Matt Cain is battling ongoing right elbow issues. Both throw out all that stuff for now.

Heston was brilliant Tuesday night in a no-hitter at the Mets’ Citi Field, striking out 11 batters and issuing zero walks while hurling 72 of his 110 pitches for strikes. He did plunk back-to-back batters in the bottom of the fourth and he opened the bottom of the ninth with a plunking of Anthony Recker, but that just adds to the mystique here. Heston is the only pitcher in the history of baseball to hit three batters in a no-hitter. There have been 288 no-hitters all time.

It was the fourth no-hitter in four years for the San Francisco Giants. Tim Lincecum no-hit the Padres on July 13, 2012 and again on June 25, 2014. Matt Cain no-hit the Astros on June 13, 2012.

Heston is the first Giants rookie to throw a no-hitter since Jeff Tesreau in 1912.

The 27-year-old also drove in two runs Tuesday in the Giants’ 5-0 victory.

Travis d’Arnaud to rejoin Mets on Wednesday

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Great news here from the official Twitter account of the New York Mets …

The 26-year-old catcher wound up missing close to two months with a fractured right pinkie finger.

He was off to a fantastic start before the injury, batting .317/.356/.537 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 11 games played. The day d’Arnaud was placed on the disabled list, the Mets were in first place in the National League East standings with a record of 11-3. They are still in first place but have gone 20-25 since.