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  1. Choo and Mets an ideal match?

    Mark Simon

    Shin-Soo Choo can hit right-handers with anyone in the game, but doesn't hit lefties as well. There's every reason to discuss Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo today and not just because he had the walk-off hit that beat the Mets last night. The 31-y...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  2. The series in Metrics (Mets vs. Cubs)

    Mark Simon

    Recapping the Mets' series win over the Cubs this weekend: What more can Harvey do? Matt Harvey became the first Mets pitcher to drive in the game winning run in the seventh inning or later of hisvictory since Sid Fernandez did so against the Red...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  3. Series review: Starting pitching carries Mets

    Mark Simon

    The Mets have won five straight road games against the Diamondbacks. It is their second longest winning streak in Arizona, trailing only a run of 13 straight wins there from 2004 to 2007. What else was of note from this series? Start with the S...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  4. Against all odds: HR for Uggla, W for Avilan

    Mark Simon

    The reports of Dan Uggla's baseball departure were perhaps a tad premature. One of the kookiest games of the 2014 season had a goofy conclusion, with Uggla hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning against fill-in closer Jake Diekman to give the At...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  5. Series in review: Angels win 2 of 3

    Mark Simon

    The New York Mets got beat two out of three by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, missing another opportunity to get to .500 for the season. They are now 0-5 in games in which they entered one game under .500 this season. Recker crew Anthony R...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  6. What made Gee opener-worthy?

    Mark Simon

    "I'm sure there was [a mechanical change]. We're always kind of tinkering with mechanical things. But I think 90 percent of it is I just changed mentally. I got a lot more aggressive. This game is all confidence, too. Mentally you have to be in the r...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  7. Top stats to know: Dodgers vs D-backs

    Mark Simon

    Paul Goldschmidt was a very tough hitter to get out in 2013.The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks will open the 2014 baseball season at 4 a.m. eastern in the first major league baseball game played in Australia. This weekend's game dates o...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  8. McCutchen's all-around game won out

    Mark Simon

    Andrew McCutchen was among the game's best all-around hitters in 2013.Andrew McCutchen's statistics don't necessarily overwhelm you when you look at them singularly, but put them all together and the value becomes apparent. It was to those who vot...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  9. Top stats to know: NLCS Game 1

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesDon Mattingly will manage his first LCS, while Mike Matheny has made it both years as a manager.The St. Louis Cardinals host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS tonight (8:37 ET/ESPN Radio). It should be quite the pitcher's duel...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  10. Stats to know: Tigers vs. Athletics (Game 5)

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesJustin Verlander (left) and Sonny Gray (right) struck out at least 9 and allowed zero runs in Game 2.The Detroit Tigers visit the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the ALDS tonight (8:07 ET/ESPN Radio). Detroit is 2-0 in ALDS Game 5s (2011 a...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  11. Wainwright's curve carries Cards to LCS

    Mark Simon

    What were the biggest statistical keys for the St. Louis Cardinals in their NLDS win over the Pittsburgh Pirates? Adam Wainwright was the best pitcher in the series The Cardinals ace was awesome in both Game 1 and Game 5. He's now 5-0 with a 1.25...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  12. Turning point: Scherzers escape

    Mark Simon

    The best pitcher in the American League in 2013 was the best pitcher when the Detroit Tigers most needed three outs in Game 4 of their series against the Oakland Athletics. Max Scherzer's bases-loaded escape with a one-run lead in the eighth innin...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  13. How he lost: Anibal Sanchez vs Athletics

    Mark Simon

    Anibal Sanchez was done in by Oakland's left-handed hitters. What went wrong for Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez in Game 3 of the ALDS? Sanchez, who posted an AL-best 2.57 ERA this season, was roughed up for six runs and three home...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  14. Stats to know: Rays vs Indians

    Mark Simon

    The Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians, two of the hottest teams in the majors the last two weeks, will go head-to-head tonight in the AL Wild Card Game (8 p.m. ET, ESPN Radio), with the winner advancing to face the Boston Red Sox in the American L...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  15. Rays had the right combination vs. Rangers

    Mark Simon

    Evan Longoria's low-ball hitting was vital for the Rays in the final week. The Tampa Rays are headed to the postseason for the fourth time in the last six seasons after beating the Texas Rangers in the one-game tiebreaker. It was a game won by th...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  16. Top stats to know: Rays vs Rangers

    Mark Simon

    This year's regular season has an extra day, with the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays meeting in a one-game tiebreaker to determine the second Wild Card spot. Here are half a dozen statistical storylines related to this matchup. The home tea...

    Blog | September 30, 2013