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Sean Newcomb has pitched 20 consecutive scoreless innings

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Braves starter Sean Newcomb continued his scoreless May, holding the Marlins to zero runs on one hit and four walks with six strikeouts on Sunday afternoon. The Braves went on to win 4-3.

Newcomb has now pitched 20 cosnecutive scoreless innings dating back to his final start in the month of April. He tossed a scoreless sixth inning against the Reds on April 26, then tossed seven scoreless against the Mets and six scoreless against the Rays leading into Sunday’s start versus the Marlins.

Newcomb is obviously a ways away from challenging the all-time consecutive scoreless innings record, which is 59 set by the Dodgers’ Orel Hershiser from August 30 to September 28 in 1988. Still, a pretty nice accomplishment for the 24-year-old lefty. On the season, Newcomb is now carrying a 2.51 ERA with 54/22 K/BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings.

Bryce Harper is pandering hard to Philly fans

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Bryce Harper hadn’t even addressed his new hometown fans before his Phillies jersey started selling like hotcakes. Since then, he’s said all the expected things. Talking about joining the Phillies, he said, “From day one, it felt right … I always talk about family and being a family, being one unit, and I get that from this team. Every guy has your back and vice versa. I’m very excited to go into battle with these guys.”

Harper is continuing to pander hard to Phillies fans. Behold his latest Instagram post:

Has anyone ever really longed to see the Liberty Bell?

Harper also famously recreated that Chase Utley scene from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia with actor Rob McElhenney on Twitter:

In Harper’s next post, he will talk about alternating bottles of You-eng-ling beers with glasses of “wooder.” He’ll add that every so often he will treat himself to a steak sandwich with cheese on it, then go home to watch all of the movies in the Rocky series.