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LEADING OFF: Velasquez, Garcia coming off dominant outings

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The Mets aren't the only NL East team with promising young pitching. Philadelphia right-hander Vince Velasquez is coming off a dominant outing in which he struck out 16 Padres during a three-hit shutout. He has thrown 15 scoreless innings to begin the season. Velasquez and fellow youngsters Aaron Nola and Jerad Eickhoff have a combined 78-to-14 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 60 innings. Velasquez faces Logan Verrett and the Mets in Philadelphia.

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Colorado rookie Trevor Story tries to extend his incredible start when the Rockies visit Cincinnati. Story homered and doubled against...

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