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  1. A day in the life of the shift

    Scott Spratt and Mark Simon

    At around 8:16 p.m. ET on Tuesday night, Cleveland Indians slugger Carlos Santana hit a ground ball in the first inning that looked like it would be a base hit into a vacant spot in short right field. But out of nowhere, Minnesota Twins second basema...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  2. The Jeet Sheet: Jeter's career vs. Indians

    Katie Sharp & Mark Simon

    AP Photo/John DunnDerek Jeter circa 1997, celebrates a postseason home run against the Indians.All season we'll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. Next up on the list is the Cleveland Indians, agains...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  3. Duda among hardest-hitting hitters

    Mark Simon

    Lucas Duda is finally starting to reap the rewards of hitting the ball hard. Duda homered again on Thursday, his third home run in his last four games and his fourth home run in his last seven. Highest Hard-Hit Rate Minimum 200 Plate Appea...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  4. What's the best pitched game in Rangers history?

    Mark Simon

    Yu Darvish's no-hit bid in his last start got us to thinking. What is the best performance by a starting pitcher in the history of the Texas Rangers? Bill James has a stat that allows us to check- Game Score- which credits a pitcher with points f...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  5. Series review: Offense basking in hard luck

    Mark Simon

    Some of the Mets best hitters have made a lot of long outs in 2014.Chris Young's long fly out to left-center in the second inning on Wednesday epitomized the struggles for the Mets offense, not just in this series, but for the 2014 season. You cou...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Saturday storylines: Scherzer vs. Harvey

    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 24, 2013
  8. Robertson follows in line of great escapes

    Mark Simon

    Chris Nelson is the latest in a long line of opposing hitters who have failed in that situation, not just against David Robertson, but against Yankees pitchers in potential game-winning scenarios. Bases Loaded, 2 Outs Down By 1, 9th Inning Or ...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  9. One Mo time: Rivera vs. Indians

    Katie Sharp and Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Mark DuncanMariano Rivera celebrates after getting the final out against the Indians in Game 5 of the 1998 ALCS.For the remainder of the 2013 season, we will look ahead to Mariano Rivera's matchups against teams he will be facing for the fin...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  10. One Mo time: Rivera vs. Mets

    Mark Simon & Katie Sharp

    Getty Images/AFP/Don EmmertMariano Rivera was on top of the world after clinching the 2000 World Series.For the remainder of the 2013 season, we will look ahead to Mariano Rivera's matchups against teams he will be facing for the final time in the re...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  11. The series in Metrics (Mets vs Rockies)

    Mark Simon

    It was a cold and bitter last few days for the Mets in more ways than one. We sum up the series with a look at some of the ugly numbers. The doubleheader debacle The Game 2 loss on Tuesday was the Mets sixth straight to the Rockies, their longest...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  12. MLB Roundup: Jackson, Kotchman

    Katie Sharp and Mark Simon

    Tony Gutierrez-Pool/Getty Images Edwin Jackson will try to help the Nationals reach the postseason in 2012.ESPN Stats & Information continues its weekly stat-based roundup of notable moves from the past week. Washington Nationals Sign Edwin Jacks...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  13. Defensive performance of the year

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Jim Cowsert/US Presswire Shelley Duncan made a season's worth of incredible catches in one day, but was it enough to earn him the Defensive Game of the Year honor for 2011? Context or quantity, what's your preference? That's the question that requi...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  14. Podcast: Can the Cubs be fixed?

    Eric Karabell

    Just a few minutes before we closed the week on Baseball Today we were given breaking news about one of the league's struggling teams, but Mark Simon and I had plenty of other topics to discuss as we made lots more friends on Friday's show: 1. The...

    Blog | August 19, 2011
  15. Podcast: Jim Bowden makes his debut

    Eric Karabell

    Here are the top five reasons -- and there are like 324 reasons in all -- why you should listen to Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast with myself and Mark Simon! 1. ESPN contributor and former GM Jim Bowden makes his Baseball Today debut, discussin...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  16. Podcast: James Shields for AL Cy Young?

    Eric Karabell

    If you're a Cleveland Indians fan you'll probably enjoy Monday's Baseball Today podcast with myself and energetic Mark Simon, but here are some other reasons to listen as well: 1. It's Power Rankings day, and we discuss the Indians sweeping their...

    Blog | May 23, 2011