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  1. McCarthy's key: Getting Reds to chase

    Mark Simon

    Brandon McCarthy did a nice job keeping the ball low and got the Reds to swing at some bad pitches.Score one for Fielding Independent Pitching. And for smart pitching, as well. Brandon McCarthy made his Bronx debut with the Yankees a successful on...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  2. Jason Heyward June's top defender

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Todd Kirkland Jason Heyward has provided many moments of frustration for opposing hitters. Perhaps you saw it not long ago on "Sunday Night Baseball," one defensive whiz robbing another, with Jason Heyward coming in to make one impressiv...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  3. Series in review: Mets vs. Reds

    Mark Simon

    The Mets won two of three to the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend. Here's a look at some of the statistical storylines that emerged from those games. Moment of the series: Davis' walk-off homer Ike Davis' first home run of 2014 was a memorable on...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  4. Mejia good enough to make it work

    Mark Simon

    The Jenrry Mejia of 2014 looked as good as the Mejia who made a good impression in five starts in 2013. There was one exception to that -- the five walks (he walked four total last season) -- but Mejia's cutting fastball worked well, and his chang...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Looking back at Orel Hershisers Major League record scoreless in...

    Mark Simon

    A look back at Orel Hershiser's Major League record scoreless innings streak.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  7. One Mo Time: Rivera vs. Padres

    Katie Sharp & Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesMariano Rivera and Joe Girardi celebrate following the final out of the 1998 World Series.For the remainder of the 2013 season, we will look ahead to Mariano Rivera's matchups against teams he will be facing for the final time in the regu...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  8. The series in Metrics: Mets vs Braves

    Mark Simon

    The Mets chase for .500 continued with a split against the Atlanta Braves. Here's a look at some of the most interesting and noteworthy numbers from that series. Stat of the Series: Leadoff HR, then shut down Tuesday's game opened with an Andrelt...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  9. MLB All-Star Game memories

    Mark Simon

    A collection of former All-Stars share their thoughts on playing in the Midsummer Classic.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  10. What will it take for a Harvey no-no?

    Mark Simon | ESPN Stats & Information

    Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds threw the first no-hitter of the season (and second of his career), defeating the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. New York Mets ace Matt Harvey has looked capable of throwing a no-hitter many times this s...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  11. The series in Metrics (Mets vs. Cubs)

    Mark Simon

    Give the New York Mets credit. When they win, they usually make it pretty exciting. Here's a look at some of the notable stats from their series with the Chicago Cubs: The walk-off homer Kirk Nieuwenhuis' first career walk-off homer salvaged the ...

    Blog | June 16, 2013
  12. Brrr: Mets and cold-weather games

    Mark Simon

    Accuweather.com forecasts that it will be 36 degrees with snow flurries when the Mets and Twins take the field at Target Field this evening. It is rare, but not unheard-of, for the Mets to play a game in these sorts of conditions. Baseball-Refe...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  13. Best defensive seasons for each franchise

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats and Information

    Everyone has things they like to do to kill time during the baseball offseason, particularly on days in which massive snowstorms blanket the East Coast. Our editor, Dave Schoenfield, likes to make lists of things like the best one-season wonders. ...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  14. What if the Mets did trade David Wright?

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Tony TribbleHow chagrined would David Wright be if he were traded? There are probably conversations taking place this week between David Wright and his reps with Sandy Alderson and his crew, trying to get a handle on the Mets future plans, ...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  15. Milwaukee Brewers quietly enter the NL wild-card picture

    A closer look at under-the-radar contenders, the most important series beginning Tuesday and the most vulnerable teams in position to win their divisions.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  16. Cincinnati Reds have to make lineup decisions

    With the return of Joey Votto, our analysts take a look at the logjam that now exists within the Reds' lineup.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012