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  1. NLDS Game 5 preview (Pirates-Cardinals)

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    Getty ImagesGerrit Cole (left) and Adam Wainwright (right) take the mound tonight in Game 5 of the NLDS.The Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals face off in a winner-take-all Game 5 tonight (8:07 ET, ESPN Radio) in St. Louis. Let's take a lo...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  2. Machado's defense has been high caliber

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    Roy Absalon/USA TODAY SportsBaltimore third baseman Manny Machado has been a terrific defender all season.Manny Machado made an error of aggressiveness in Sunday's loss to the Oakland Athletics, throwing away a bunt in which he charged and tried to g...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  3. Stats to know about Salvador Perez

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    ESPN Stats & InformationFive stats to know about Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez. He can hit Perez has played a little less than three-quarters of a season (115 total games) in the last two years, and his numbers rate very well. His...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  4. Kyle Lohse succeeds without overpowering

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    Sarah Glenn/Getty ImagesKyle Lohse has been one of baseball's best strike-throwers the last two seasons.Kyle Lohse remains on the free agent market, with first-round compensation required if a team chooses to sign him. What would the team that sig...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  5. NL Cy: Can make case for any of the three

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    The NL Cy Young race is intriguing as the three finalists are very different in pitching style, but very similar in statistical accomplishments. The case could be made for any of the three-- Clayton Kershaw, R.A. Dickey, or Gio Gonzalez. Let's loo...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  6. Hitters struggle against Medlen's changeup

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    (The Atlanta Braves host the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Wild Card, Friday at 5 ET on ESPN Radio.) The Atlanta Braves Kris Medlen has one of baseball's nastiest changeups, and it was a major reason for his success in 2012. Medlen n...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  7. Defensive Player of August: Paul Janish

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    US Presswire/Daniel ShireyOne of the many ways Paul Janish frustrated opposing hitters in the month of August. If you were watching the fifth inning of the Braves-Padres game last Wednesday night, you saw a baseball rarity-a Paul Janish mistake. ...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  8. W2W4: Matt Harvey's second start

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    Matt Harvey worked out of the strike zone frequently with success in his debut.Pitch Location We'll see if the Giants take a more careful approach with Matt Harvey on Tuesday than the Diamondbacks did last week. Harvey was able to get his 11 stri...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  9. Angels, Nats lead second-half storylines

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    With the second half of the MLB season set to get underway on Friday, let's take a look at some of the top storylines: MIKE TROUT MVP & Rookie of the Year in Same Season MLB History Fred Lynn Ichiro Suzuki Year/Team 197...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  10. Brandon McCarthy says arigato for cutter

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    Cutters thrown by Brandon McCarthy in 2011. Click here to create your own McCarthy heat maps. The Major League Baseball regular-season opens in Japan for the fourth time, with the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics squaring off at 6:10 a.m. ET ...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  11. Revisiting what's next for Jason Bay

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    Mets fans will be pulling for Jason Bay in 2012. But will Bay be pulling for them? We detailed Bay's inability to pull the ball in the air last season in our "What's Next" series a couple of weeks ago. The one thing we neglected to mention was ...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  12. Mariners cry Mayday!

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    It has been a HORRIBLE first half of the month for the Seattle Mariners in every possible way, shape and form. We don't even want to get into the off-the-field issues regarding Ken Griffey Jr. and Milton Bradley. We're focusing on that which has gone...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  13. Change of place

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    Two years ago, you could make the argument that Tim Lincecum had the best changeup for a right-handed pitcher and Cole Hamels had the best one for a lefty. That argument still holds half true, as the two go head-to-head in San Francisco this after...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  14. The Ones2Watch4

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    Four players from our One2Watch4 series (which kicked off the TMI blog in March), had impact performances on Sunday. Rays ace Matt Garza improved to 3-0 by dominating against the Red Sox on Sunday. Garza, among the best right-handers in baseball ag...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  15. Know your analyst: Aaron Boone

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    Every so often, in this space, we'll share the interesting tidbits we dig up on some of the baseball analysts we work with here. Hopefully it will give you the chance to get to know them a little better. We're guessing that new Baseball Tonight anal...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  16. Care to make a prediction?

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    "This is the stupidest thing ever, but I love it." That is my favorite quote about one of my favorite things- an annual baseball predictions contest we've made an in-house staple of our Research department here at ESPN. Nothing's at stake, other tha...

    Blog | April 02, 2010