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  1. Extra, Extra: Free baseball on Sunday

    Mark Simon

    This was a good day for extra-inning games in baseball, with two going 14 innings or longer and another finishing up in 12 frames. Let's put the statistical microscope to each one. New York Yankees 5, Tampa Bay Rays 1 (12) Key moment: Dean Anna w...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  2. 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
  3. How do the Yankees get to 95 wins?

    Mark Simon

    Neither David Schoenfield nor Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projections are bullish on the New York Yankees being an upper-echelon team in 2014. But what if the Yankees win in 2014 like they've spent this past offseason -- at a high volume? Let's...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Wednesday's wild card story: Clutch hits

    Mark Simon

    There were three highly entertaining games on Wednesday night that played a significant role in the AL Wild Card race. While the Kansas City Royals- Cleveland Indians game was decided early, the contests between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red S...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  6. The series in Metrics (Mets, Gee vs. Braves)

    Mark Simon

    The highlight of the lone win for the New York Mets in their three-game series with the Atlanta Braves was once again the great pitching of starter Dillon Gee. Let's use this series recap to expound further on his run of success. Captain Hook Gee...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  7. Defensive player of month: Juan Lagares

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Alex Brandon Juan Lagares has made tough catches look routine since being recalled by the Mets. New York Mets rookie outfielder Juan Lagares had to beat out the best of the best to win the Defensive Player of the Month award for August. ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  8. Nova's hook makes the Yankees go

    Mark Simon

    Ivan Nova worked down-and-away to lefties and up to righties in Saturday's win. Ivan Nova was brilliant, though this has been nothing new of late. This time, Nova went the distance for his first career shutout, continuing a run in which the New Y...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  9. Robertson proving a worthy successor

    Mark Simon

    About the ESPN Hot Zone • Use the dropdowns to select sortable information about the player. • A color will appear when there are at least five at-bats using the selected criteria. • Click on the image to recei...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  10. Robertson proving a worthy successor

    Mark Simon

    About the ESPN Hot Zone • Use the dropdowns to select sortable information about the player. • A color will appear when there are at least five at-bats using the selected criteria. • Click on the image to recei...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  11. W2W4: Wilmer Flores' debut

    Mark Simon

    Late Monday, the New York Mets recalled infielder Wilmer Flores from Las Vegas, where he was hitting .321 with 15 home runs and 86 RBIs and had arguably been one of the top players in the Pacific Coast League. The league is very hitter-friendly, s...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Johnson, Rodney unable to finish hitters

    Mark Simon

    Lefties are hammering Jim Johnson recently. For the second straight day, one of the dominant AL East closers in 2012 blew a multi-run lead in his team's defeat. In each case, this is part of a trend. Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson record...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  14. Different problems for Cy Young winners

    Katie Sharp & Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    AP PhotoThe 2012 Cy Young winners, David Price (left) and R.A. Dickey, are a combined 3-8 with a 5.82 ERA.Last season's Cy Young winners, David Price and R.A. Dickey, are scheduled to start Thursday night when the Tampa Bay Rays host the Toronto Blue...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  15. 2013: The Year of the Matts

    Mark Simon

    Kim Klement/USA Today SportsMatt Moore earned recognition for his performance Monday. Matt Harvey has some company, both in name and in game. Matt Moore's numbers, other than a walk rate that's a little high, are a near-match for Harvey's through...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  16. Wells, Hafner, Youk finding early success

    Mark Simon

    Entering 2013, the expectations for Kevin Youkilis, Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner ranged from unknown to minimal, based on the past struggles that each has endured, and the downward path their respective careers have taken. But the three have com...

    Blog | April 11, 2013