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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 5 stats to know: Red Sox vs Giants

    Jeremy Mills & Mark Simon

    Michael Ivins/Getty ImagesJon Lester has looked good recently but has struggled through 2013. After playing the New York Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball, the Boston Red Sox won't have any time to rest as they travel west to face the San Francisco G...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  13. Second half: Five reasons NOT to watch

    Mark Simon

    Five reasons for Mets pessimism in the second half of the season: 1. They're just not that good: Any talk of a .500 finish or delusions of a chase for the second wild card or the NL East lead is silly when you look at the overall body of work: a 4...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  14. 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
  15. What will it take for a Harvey no-no?

    Mark Simon | ESPN Stats & Information

    Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds threw the first no-hitter of the season (and second of his career), defeating the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. New York Mets ace Matt Harvey has looked capable of throwing a no-hitter many times this s...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  16. Mike Trout still producing on offense

    Kenton Wong

    AP Photo/David KohlMike Trout is having another incredible season despite falling behind last year's numbersA couple of weeks ago my colleague Mark Simon wrote about Mike Trout and his defensive shortcomings this season, but on the offensive side of ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013