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  1. Defensive notes: Rockies, Heyward, Hunter

    Mark Simon

    Perhaps you caught regular Insider contributor Mike Petriello's article on the Indians defensive struggles on FanGraphs. It's worth a read (and a watching of the videos within the piece) and it also served as inspiration for a look at some of the ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  2. Niese survives cold, Cardinals, line drives

    Mark Simon

    Jonathon Niese has apparently got this cold-weather thing figured out. With a game-time temperature of 51 degrees and ridiculous winds that clearly impacted both starting pitchers, Niese fought his way through 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball to earn...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  3. New film should be required for new Knicks

    Mark Simon

    Phil Jackson is known for giving homework assignments to his players and staff both during the season and in the offseason. Don't be surprised if a viewing of "When the Garden was Eden" is on the list for whatever newcomers come to town in 2014. ...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  4. Series review: Mets net one win

    Mark Simon

    The New York Mets salvaged the series finale from the Atlanta Braves with their marathon win on Sunday. Here are some of the statistical highlights from the weekend. The Grandy Man Can ... and Does Curtis Granderson's walk-off sacrifice fly mark...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
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  6. 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
  7. Keep an eye on Buehrle-Kluber matchup

    Mark Simon

    Let's put this afternoon's pitchers in the Toronto Blue Jays-Cleveland Indians matchup side by side. Mark Buehrle has an 0.86 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and .221 opponents' batting average in his first three starts of the season. Corey Kluber has a 5.40 ER...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  8. Series review: Starting pitching carries Mets

    Mark Simon

    The Mets have won five straight road games against the Diamondbacks. It is their second longest winning streak in Arizona, trailing only a run of 13 straight wins there from 2004 to 2007. What else was of note from this series? Start with the S...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  9. Early trends: Bruce, Fielder, Rizzo, Heyward

    Mark Simon

    We've reached the point in the season where the first calls are coming into sports-talk radio. You know the kind. The ones that say "Bench (fill in the blank), he's terrible" or "(fill in the blank) is finally going to be a star." But there are us...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  10. Against all odds: HR for Uggla, W for Avilan

    Mark Simon

    The reports of Dan Uggla's baseball departure were perhaps a tad premature. One of the kookiest games of the 2014 season had a goofy conclusion, with Uggla hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning against fill-in closer Jake Diekman to give the At...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  11. Series in review: Angels win 2 of 3

    Mark Simon

    The New York Mets got beat two out of three by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, missing another opportunity to get to .500 for the season. They are now 0-5 in games in which they entered one game under .500 this season. Recker crew Anthony R...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  12. Series recap: Young a road sparkplug again

    Mark Simon

    Eric Young Jr. continues to be a dominant player for the New York Mets once he gets out on the road. Young was 3-for-5 with three stolen bases and four runs scored in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves. He's the first player with three hit...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  13. Freeman has a Chipper-esque quality

    Mark Simon

    The New York Mets had two issues in their 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. They could not solve Ervin Santana as Dave Schoenfield notes in the Sweet Spot blog and they could not get either Jason Heyward or Freddie Freeman out. The Heyw...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Top stats to know: Heat 102, Knicks 91

    Mark Simon

    The story of the Miami Heat win over the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon can be told in a series of shot charts that illustrated the difference in the performance of the two teams. Anthony vs James: One-sided matchup The mat...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  16. 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
  17. 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