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  1. Stats & Info: How dominant was Lester?

    Mark Simon

    It's a shame that Jon Lester didn't finish what he started, because you could make the argument that this was among the very, very, best-pitched games in Red Sox history a lot more easily if he had. Lester's eight innings of one-hit ball with 15 s...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  2. The series in Metrics (Mets vs. Phillies)

    Mark Simon

    The Mets won a home series for the first time since taking two games from the New York Yankees at the end of May. Let's take a glance at the statistical highlights. A happy Harvey day Matt Harvey allowed three hits in seven innings in Sunday's...

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  3. Second half: Five reasons to watch

    Mark Simon

    Here are five reasons for optimism as the Mets get set to start the second half of the season. 1. They look like a different team: Since the June 18 doubleheader in Atlanta, the Mets are 16-10, have outscored the opposition 127-98 and have gone 7-...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  4. Morning Briefing: No Wally in Queens?

    Adam Rubin

    USA TODAY SportsShelby Miller faced the Mets on Wednesday. Now, weather-permitting, it's Matt Harvey's turn to face St. Louis.ESPN Stats & Information's Mark Simon kicks off Thursday's discussion by delivering the First Pitch ... FIRST PITCH: La...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  5. Mussina has a Hall-worthy case

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Mike Mussina's numbers rank among the best of his era.The other day I generated a list on of the top pitchers in wins above replacement in my lifetime (since 1975). The first four names on the list made perfect sense: Roger...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  6. Leaderboard of the week: Red-hot Matt Cain

    Mark Simon

    Philip Humber's perfect game was the most impressive performance of the week. But it actually finished tied for the best pitching performance of the season by one of our favorite metrics. And the pitcher whom he tied is worthy of attention, too. G...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  7. Eye on 2013: Is Schilling a Hall of Famer?

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Barry Larkin was honored on Monday with his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, but it's next year's class we want to highlight in this spot. The 2013 ballot figures to be the most controversial, with steroid-era figures Barry Bonds, Roger Cle...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  8. Curt Schilling and 2013: The new Gibson?

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    AP Photo/Getty ImagesThere are many ways by which Curt Schilling's best statistical match is Bob Gibson. Fill in the blank: Curt Schilling was to his era what _____ was to his era. The answer that best supports Schilling's Hall of Fame candidac...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  9. Links: Remembering the '86 Mets

    David Schoenfield

    Twenty-five years ago, the New York Mets and Houston Astros played what may be the greatest League Championship Series ever contested. Even though the series only went six games, the game-to-game drama was amazing, culminating in Game 6, on the short...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  10. Podcast: Riggleman, Oswalt, blue eyes

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Simon and Steve Berthiaume hosted Friday's Baseball Today podcast . Was there news to talk about? Yes, there was. Mark and Steve discuss: 1. Jim Riggleman's resignation. Steve talked with Jim on "Baseball Tonight." Mark and Steve also discuss...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  11. Remember when we Met: Beating the best

    Mark Simon

    US Presswire/Getty Images The Mets have had their share of notable wins against baseball's greats, including Juan Marichal, Curt Schilling, and Roger Clemens. Each Thursday, Mark Simon will commemorate the Mets 50th season with stories and notes r...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  12. Pettitte, Yankees have beaten unbeatables

    Mark Simon

    Getty Images The Yankees have previously beaten John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling, whose win-loss record compared favorably with the man they'll face tonight, Cliff Lee. Andy Pettitte has beaten postseason's version of Mr. Invincible b...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  13. A look at some of the best LDS Game 5s

    Richard Durrett

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- With Game 5 looming tonight at Tropicana Field, here's a quick glance at some of the best Game 5s in LDS history put together by Mark Simon at ESPN Stats & Information: October 8, 1995: Mariners cap comeback from 2-0 se...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  14. Yanks-Red Sox Sunday Night Moments

    Mark Simon

    By my calculations, with the help of Retrosheet, today's clash marks the 27th time that the Yankees and Red Sox have played a Sunday night game, since the inception of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball series in 1990. We sifted thru the box scores of t...

    Blog | August 08, 2010
  15. It's Lester vs. Garza for a trip to World Series


    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  16. Cardinals have no plans to fade away

    The Cardinals finished off a series sweep of San Diego thanks to a ninth-inning, game-ending grand slam from Aaron Miles.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 20, 2008