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  1. Top stats to know: Giants at Tigers

    Mark Simon

    Every game is vital to the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants as the two teams battle for playoff position on "Sunday Night Baseball" this evening. The Giants are currently nestled as the first wild card and still within striking distance of...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  2. Petit's hook key to record success

    Mark Simon

    The San Francisco Giants might have found the X factor when it comes to their postseason hopes in starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit. Yusmeiro Petit #52 RP San Francisco Giants 2014 STATS GM34 W4 L3 BB17 K96 ERA3.44 Petit not only se...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Defensive Player of Month: Pablo Sandoval

    Mark Simon

    You may recall that we recently pointed out San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval's outstanding defensive prowess this season. As it turned out, much of that success came in July. Sandoval was a near-unanimous selection by our 10-...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  6. Pence gets exactly the pitch he needed

    Mark Simon

    Wednesday on ESPN.com, writers discussed the importance of Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval to the San Francisco Giants' playoff chances. But let's not forget their wins above replacement leader, Hunter Pence. Hunter Pence #8 RF San Franci...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  7. Sandoval is Giants' most valuable defender

    Mark Simon

    If the San Francisco Giants do emerge as the top team in the NL West this season, Pablo Sandoval's defense at third base may be a difference-maker. Some may find that odd, but if you disregard his girth, study the numbers and watch a little film, ...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  8. Lester looks like he's locked in

    Mark Simon

    If Jon Lester had appeal to a team contending before postseason, he's done nothing but increase that over the last few weeks. Jon Lester #31 SP Boston Red Sox 2014 STATS GM20 W10 L7 BB31 K142 ERA2.50 Lester is 5-1 with a 1.41 ERA ...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  9. Bumgarner shows power ... with his bat

    Mark Simon

    Madison Bumgarner is making opposing pitchers pay for pitching him inside.Perhaps San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner would make for a suitable last-second entrant into Monday's Home Run Derby. Bumgarner became the second pitcher in maj...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  10. Notes on D: Giants benefit from shifts

    Mark Simon

    Is it perhaps a coincidence that the two National League teams currently playing at a 100-win pace, the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants, are the two rated to have fared the best at using defensive shifts? Perhaps. But it strikes us as w...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  11. Jeet Sheet: Brewers, Cubs, Pirates, Cards

    Katie Sharp and Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    AP Photo/Ed BetzDerek Jeter hits his only career grand slam in a game against the Cubs on 2005.All season we'll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. During the next three weeks starting Friday May 9, t...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  12. Dominant Rockies: Tulo, Arenado, Lyles

    Mark Simon

    Troy Tulowitzki is almost impossible to get out at home.Sunday we told you what's to like about the San Francisco Giants as they try to unseat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. This time, we'll tell you what's to like most about the Colorado...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  13. Giants winning with pitching/power combo

    Mark Simon

    What's to like about the San Francisco Giants, who are now 20-11 this season after sweeping the Atlanta Braves over the weekend? The Giants are winning on the strength of one thing that's to be expected of them-- pitching- and another that's a bi...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  14. Top stats to know: Fister unrewarded, solid

    Justin Havens & Mark Simon

    The Washington Nationals traded two prospects and a utility infielder to land Doug Fister in a deal with the Detroit Tigers. Doug Fister #58 SP Washington Nationals 2013 STATS GM33 W14 L9 BB44 K159 ERA3.67 Fister may not have the ...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  15. NLDS Game 5 preview (Pirates-Cardinals)

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Info

    Getty ImagesGerrit Cole (left) and Adam Wainwright (right) take the mound tonight in Game 5 of the NLDS.The Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals face off in a winner-take-all Game 5 tonight (8:07 ET, ESPN Radio) in St. Louis. Let's take a lo...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  16. W2W4: CC Sabathia vs. Giants

    Mark Simon

    Three things to watch for from CC Sabathia against the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. Pitch selection: Whither the changeup Last night Boston Red Sox starter John Lackey did something he hadn't done in any start over the past five seasons....

    Blog | September 20, 2013