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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Red Sox, Royals, Dbacks overcome odds

    Mark Simon

    According to win probability data provided by the Elias Sports Bureau, three teams posted comebacks when faced with less than a 15 percent chance to win in their final at-bat on Wednesday. Let's run through those games and the players whose end-ga...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  5. Manny happy returns: Machado gets results

    Mark Simon

    Manny Machado owned the inner half of the plate Monday night.Though Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is perceived to be struggling this season, he is still hitting the ball as hard as he did in 2013. Manny Machado #13 3B Baltim...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  6. Samardzija gets a nice welcome from A's

    Mark Simon

    Jeff Samardzija's debut for the Oakland Athletics was a good one, one that resulted in a 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. SamardzijaSamardzija got a nice taste of what it will be like to be a member of the Athletics compared to being with the...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  7. Johnson back to 2013 form

    Mark Simon

    Remember last season when Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson came out of nowhere to contend for a batting title? Johnson After a slow start, Johnson is on another big tear. He's hitting .366 in his past 23 games after registering two...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  8. Kinsler leads the Tigers in many ways

    Mark Simon

    Ian Kinsler has been a pretty good get for the Detroit Tigers. KinslerKinsler had the go-ahead home run in the ninth inning as the Tigers rallied to beat the Houston Astros on Saturday. The Tigers are loaded with star power between Miguel Cab...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  9. Davis comes up big, but has issues to fix

    Mark Simon

    With super-nasty lefty Chris Sale on the mound for the Chicago White Sox on Monday night, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter decided to bench slumping slugger Chris Davis. Chris Davis #19 1B Baltimore Orioles 2014 STATS GM60 HR13 ...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  10. Hernandez's game reminiscent of perfection

    Mark Simon

    "I think he was better than when he threw the perfect game." -- Rays manager Joe Maddon after Sunday's game against the Seattle Mariners Felix Hernandez #34 SP Seattle Mariners 2014 STATS GM14 W8 L1 BB17 K106 ERA2.39 Yes, Felix...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  11. Castellanos starting to get some hits

    Mark Simon

    Detroit Tigers rookie third baseman Nick Castellanos seems to be getting a little more comfortable at the plate. Nick Castellanos #9 3B Detroit Tigers 2014 STATS GM51 HR5 RBI21 R15 OBP.315 AVG.271 He's banged out three hits in eac...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  12. Moss continuing to excel and improve

    Mark Simon

    Brandon Moss has done a couple of things to increase his value to the Oakland Athletics this season. Brandon Moss #37 1B Oakland Athletics 2014 STATS GM55 HR15 RBI48 R30 OBP.369 AVG.280 Hitting two home runs in a win at Yankee Sta...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  13. Sunday's stars: Great pitching abounds

    Mark Simon

    Sunday was one of those days that featured the best of what major-league pitchers had to offer. Rather than focus on one of the many well-pitched games, we decided to take a snapshot look at all of them. Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays Buehrle became the...

    Blog | June 01, 2014
  14. Lynn's shutout versus Yankees a rare one

    Mark Simon

    Lance Lynn wasn't dominant, but he was sharp enough to earn his first career shutout by blanking the New York Yankees on Tuesday. Lynn now has 39 wins over the past three seasons, but it looks like he's headed to his best season in that span, with...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  15. Samardzija goes a different route for 1st win

    Mark Simon

    Finally. Jeff Samardzija #29 SP Chicago Cubs 2014 STATS GM11 W1 L4 BB21 K64 ERA1.68 It took 11 tries for Jeff Samardzijato be credited with a victory this season, and he got one after the Chicago Cubs picked up a road win in San F...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  16. Rosenthal hasn't been what he was in 2013

    Mark Simon

    The St. Louis Cardinals were on the verge of sweeping the Atlanta Braves on Sunday and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny decided to gamble, using his closer Trevor Rosenthal for a fourth straight day and for the fifth time in a six-day stretch. T...

    Blog | May 18, 2014