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Jason Heyward Hitting Sixth, Ryan Howard Has X-Ray, Roy Halladay Takes Shutout Into Ninth: Braves Cup Of Coffee

Recapping the events of April 13:

Braves outfielder Jason Heyward should be moved out of the sixth spot in the order, according to David Schoenfield of ESPN's SweetSpot blog (link). Preaching to the choir...

Mets reliever Bobby Parnell might be losing his eighth-inning job (link). The Mets could be looking at Jason Isringhausen to fill the role, who was recently called up from AAA.

Former Mets and Braves reliever Blaine Boyer put himself on the market by electing free agency over a minor league assignment by the Mets (link).

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard had an X-ray on his right wrist after getting hit by a pitch Wednesday (link). The results were fine, and Howard feels he may return Thursday. It should be a weekend return by the latest.

The Nationals continue to go forward with two closers in Sean Burnett and Drew Storen (link). Storen will eventually be the main option, but they are attempting to ease him into the role.

University of Georgia outfielder Zach Cone was the focus of Mike Newman's scouting report (link). Cone figures to be a potential first-round pick in this year's draft, but a recent habit of lunging in the box has caused a step back.

Phillies 3, Nationals 2
(PHI) Roy Halladay: 9 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
(WAS) John Lannan: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

- The Phillies moved to 8-3 and the Nationals to 5-6 on the season. Roy Halladay took a shutout into the ninth inning before allowing two runs.

Rockies 5, Mets 4
(COL) Troy Tulowitzki: 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB
(NYM) Angel Pagan: 2-2, 3B, RBI

- The Mets moved to 4-7 and the Rockies are 8-2. Jonathan Niese allowed five runs in six innings for the Mets. Esmil Rogers allowed three runs in 5.2 innings for the Rockies.
- Troy Tulowitzki is picking up where he left off, recording 12 RBI with another double, homer day.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.