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  1. Top stats to know: Bumgarner dominates

    Mark Simon

    With each instance of postseason dominance, Madison Bumgarner is moving higher and higher up the ladder of baseball's most elite performers on the biggest stage. Bumgarner and Brandon Crawford combined to carry the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 wi...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  2. How do you defend vs. Lorenzo Cain?

    Mark Simon

    Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain knows how to get you out. But how does a pitcher get Cain out? Cain is hitting .353 this postseason, with 12 hits in eight games. He won ALCS MVP honors partly by notching eight hits in the first three...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  3. Giants infield 'd' has been pretty good too

    Mark Simon

    USA TODAY Sports/Getty ImagesPablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford have been valuable for their defense this postseason.The Kansas City Royals outfield defense has gotten a lot of press, and rightfully so, for its outstanding work this postseason. ...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  4. Defensive storylines for the NLCS

    Mark Simon

    The San Francisco Giants-St. Louis Cardinals matchup may not have the pizazz of the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals in terms of outstanding defensive play, but there are a number of interesting things worth keeping an eye on. Both teams a...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  5. Simmons best defender of September

    Mark Simon

    Amazingly, we almost got through a full season without naming Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons our Defensive Player of the Month. Alas, Simmons finally won our vote for September. He won on the strength of five Defensive Runs Saved, whi...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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