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  1. Cole brings the heat in return

    Mark Simon

    The most encouraging stat from the Pittsburgh Pirates' 3-2 comeback win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night? It might have been Gerrit Cole's average fastball velocity -- 95.9 mph -- in his first start back from the disabled list. That was his...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Making a Gold Glove case for Bradley

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Jackie Bradley Jr.'s demotion has one consequence pertinent come awards time in late October/early November. It makes the vote for the American League's Gold Glove center fielder that much more interesting. Bradley probably won't get a chance ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  3. Martinez surges, Nathan skids; both integral

    Mark Simon

    Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez seems to be showing signs of breaking out of the three-week slump that caught him right out of the All-Star break. Martinez Martinez hit another late-game homer in the Tigers' extra-inning win over the Ta...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
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  5. Lagares having phenomenal August on 'D'

    Mark Simon

    Mitchell Layton/Getty ImagesCatches like this home run robbery have become the norm for Juan Lagares.If the Mets aren't going to score any runs, at least they rate well at preventing them. And no one on the team rates better than Juan Lagares. It'...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  6. LaRoche finally gets biggest type of hit

    Mark Simon

    Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has been getting big hits all month. On Monday, he got the one big hit that had eluded him throughout his career. The Nationals won another kooky thriller by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks on LaRoc...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  7. Oh, to be Young (and a winner) again

    Mark Simon

    Seattle Mariners pitcher Chris Young is having one heck of a comeback season. CabreraYoung, who has dealt with a multitude of injuries throughout his career, picked up his 12th win on Sunday and matched his career high for wins in a season. He p...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  8. Top stats to know: Lester, A's vs. Braves

    Justin Havens & Mark Simon

    Jon Lester will try to prevent the Oakland Athletics from getting swept by the Atlanta Braves on "Sunday Night Baseball." This is the kind of game for which Lester was brought in -- to be a stopper when a team hits a little bit of a skid. ...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  9. Strasburg's fastball starting to come around

    Mark Simon

    This may not be the dominant pre-surgery Stephen Strasburg that Washington Nationals fans flocked to see in his rookie season. But in two of his past three starts, Strasburg has shown he can pitch like the ace it was thought he would become. S...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  10. Q&A: Jerry Seinfeld, New York Mets, MLB superfan

    Mark Simon

    Jerry Seinfeld adores his Mets -- and admits he thinks about baseball "all day."

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  11. MLB - Five of MLB's best hitters

    Mark Simon and Riley Foreman

    Check out a Stats & Info list of five top hitters in Major League Baseball.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  12. Mariners have three MVP candidates

    David Schoenfield

    Mark Simon has a good piece on Kyle Seager's improved defense for the Mariners this year, improvement that has helped turn Seager into one of the most valuable players in the American League. Too bold of a statement? I don't think so. Here are the...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  13. Kyle Seager's big step forward on defense

    Mark Simon

    Brandon Wade/Getty Images Kyle Seager is handling the hot corner very well for the Mariners this season. The Seattle Mariners look like a completely different team this season, with the biggest difference being how they've gone from terrible to s...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  14. MLB - Five of MLB's best defenders

    Mark Simon

    Check out a Stats & Info list of five top defensive players in Major League Baseball.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2014
  15. Span providing Nationals a big boost

    Mark Simon

    The hottest hitter in the Washington Nationals' lineup entering the Sunday Night Baseball matchup with the Atlanta Braves is center fielder Denard Span. SpanSpan has reached base in 35 straight games, fulfilling the role at the top of the lineup t...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  16. What's made the Orioles so good?

    Mark Simon

    Nelson Cruz has now gone a dozen games without a home run, but the Baltimore Orioles still have enough pop in their lineup to make things work. The Orioles clubbed six home runs in their win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night, giving the...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  17. No plans to drop Wright from No. 3

    Adam Rubin

    Mark Simon/ESPN Stats & Information PHILADELPHIA -- David Wright has the most homers of any visiting player in Citizens Bank Park history with 19. Like the homer total, Wright's 64 RBIs at the ballpark are the captain's most at any road site. So ...

    Blog | August 08, 2014