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  1. What's the best pitched game in Rangers history?

    Mark Simon

    Yu Darvish's no-hit bid in his last start got us to thinking. What is the best performance by a starting pitcher in the history of the Texas Rangers? Bill James has a stat that allows us to check- Game Score- which credits a pitcher with points f...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  2. How will Colon fare in 2014?

    Mark Simon

    What can the Mets expect from Bartolo Colon at age 41 in 2014? Three stat-based predictions systems have released numbers for the upcoming system. The namesake of the 2014 Bill James Handbook gives Colon an 11-10 mark and 3.61 ERA in 30 start...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  3. Sabathia's key number tonight: 65

    Mark Simon

    If Game 1 of the ALCS was a test, the number 65 would be an acceptable grade for CC Sabathia. What in the world are we talking about? You may have heard some buzz about the Bill James statistical metric Game Score, which measures starting pitch...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  4. Debuts that made Mets fans say Gee

    Mark Simon

    Where did Dillon Gee's big league debut rank among others in Mets history? Let's go through a simple exercise to figure that out. Baseball-Reference.com charts pitching performance using Bill James' metric, Game Score. Game Score is a rating, u...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  5. 10 things to know: Niese's one-hitter

    Mark Simon

    A major cap-tip to Baseball-Reference.com for its assistance in this compilation. 1- Jonathon Niese's one-hitter marked the 23rd time a Mets pitcher has thrown a regular season complete game one-hitter of nine innings or more. The Mets also had on...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  6. The precedent for Takahashi

    Mark Simon

    Going in to tonight's game against the Yankees, Mets' fan should not be nervous about Hisanori Takahashi making his first major league start against the Yankees tonight. Far from it. In fact, those who have followed the history of this Subway Series ...

    Blog | May 21, 2010