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  1. Lagares having phenomenal August on 'D'

    Mark Simon

    Mitchell Layton/Getty ImagesCatches like this home run robbery have become the norm for Juan Lagares.If the Mets aren't going to score any runs, at least they rate well at preventing them. And no one on the team rates better than Juan Lagares. It'...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. McCarthy's key: Getting Reds to chase

    Mark Simon

    Brandon McCarthy did a nice job keeping the ball low and got the Reds to swing at some bad pitches.Score one for Fielding Independent Pitching. And for smart pitching, as well. Brandon McCarthy made his Bronx debut with the Yankees a successful on...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  3. 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
  4. The series in Metrics (Mets at Nationals)

    Mark Simon

    The highlight for the Mets this weekend was watching Jenrry Mejia's newfound offspeed success.The Mets may look back at their inability to score late against Nationals pitchers Ross Ohlendorf and Rafael Soriano on Friday night as the opportunity that...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  5. Heisey great, but not legendary

    Mark Simon

    Where does Chris Heisey's three-homer performance rank among the best games by a hitter against the Yankees? Thanks to the box score archives at, we can assess this in a historical perspective, at least within the Live Ball ...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  6. Sabathia's key number tonight: 65

    Mark Simon

    If Game 1 of the ALCS was a test, the number 65 would be an acceptable grade for CC Sabathia. What in the world are we talking about? You may have heard some buzz about the Bill James statistical metric Game Score, which measures starting pitch...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  7. All Sabathia needs is a 65

    Mark Simon

    Jim McIsaac/Getty Images CC Sabathia beat the Rangers earlier in the season on a rainy day at Yankee Stadium. His Game Score that day -- a highly-respectable 73. If Game 1 of the ALCS was a test, the number 65 would be an acceptable grade for CC...

    Blog | October 15, 2010
  8. Debuts that made Mets fans say Gee

    Mark Simon

    Where did Dillon Gee's big league debut rank among others in Mets history? Let's go through a simple exercise to figure that out. charts pitching performance using Bill James' metric, Game Score. Game Score is a rating, u...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  9. Mets score 18 runs, and yes, they win!

    Mark Simon

    There's a famous story from the early days of Mets baseball, in which a fan called a local newspaper and asked whether the Mets had won. The person answering the call replied that the Mets had scored 19 runs that day. Then comes the famous punchli...

    Blog | September 05, 2010
  10. Yanks-Red Sox Sunday Night Moments

    Mark Simon

    By my calculations, with the help of Retrosheet, today's clash marks the 27th time that the Yankees and Red Sox have played a Sunday night game, since the inception of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball series in 1990. We sifted thru the box scores of t...

    Blog | August 08, 2010
  11. Key to first-half: Doing little things

    Mark Simon

    One of the keys to the first half of the season for the Mets has been that some of their players have done the little things well. We're talking about the stuff that you might not see in the box score, the kind of stuff they'll need to do to beat ...

    Blog | July 09, 2010