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Daily Notes: Although More Like Daily Note, In This Case

Posted By Carson Cistulli On July 24, 2013 @ 11:59 am In Daily Notes | 8 Comments

Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.

1. The Daily Note, More Like
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

The Daily Note, More Like
Owing to the conspiracy of certain Life Events against him, the author is unable to provide in this space today the sort of robust analysis and unfettered prose for which he’s become nearly famous on no fewer than one (1) continents.

As compensation of sorts, however, he (i.e. that same author) has produced the following animated GIF of Atlanta right-hander Kris Medlen‘s changeup from Tuesday night’s Braves-Mets game — which pitch actually features a higher swinging-strike rate this season (27.3%) than last (26.0%), when it was responsible for preventing more runs than all but Fernando Rodney‘s and Jason Vargas‘s versions of the same offering.

Medlen Davis CH SS K 4th

Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
Minnesota at Los Angeles AL | 15:35 ET
Mike Pelfrey (88.1 IP, 118 xFIP-, 1.0 WAR) faces Jered Weaver (73.2 IP, 107 xFIP-, 1.3 WAR).

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Minnesota Radio, Perhaps.

Today’s Complete Schedule
Here’s the complete schedule for all of today’s games, with our very proprietary watchability (NERD) scores for each one. Pitching probables and game times aggregated from MLB.com and RotoWire. The average NERD Game Score for today is 5.1.

Note: the following table is entirely sortable.


Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
A.J. Griffin OAK 5 6 4 3 3 HOU Bud Norris 14:10
Mike Pelfrey MIN 0 2 2 7 3 LAA Jered Weaver 15:35
Scott Kazmir CLE 6 7 5 6 3 SEA Joe Saunders 15:40
Francisco Liriano PIT 9 7 8 2 10 WAS S. Strasburg 19:05
Ricky Nolasco LAN 5 3 5 6 5 TOR Esmil Rogers 19:07
Tim Hudson ATL 6 8 6 6 5 NYN Jeremy Hefner 19:10
David Price TB 8 10 7 8 4 BOS Felix Doubront 19:10
Andy Pettitte NYA 5 3 5 3 5 TEX Matt Garza 20:05
Wei-Yin Chen BAL 2 8 5 7 7 KC Ervin Santana 20:10
Anibal Sanchez DET 10 7 7 1 7 CHA John Danks 20:10
Sean O’Sullivan* SD 4 6 5 4 5 MIL Kyle Lohse 20:10
John Lannan PHI 4 1 3 4 1 STL Jake Westbrook 20:15
Jacob Turner MIA 6 1 5 8 3 COL Jorge de la Rosa 20:40
Jeff Samardzija CHN 9 5 5 2 3 AZ Ian Kennedy 21:40
Mike Leake CIN 5 2 5 6 5 SF Chad Gaudin 22:15

To learn how Pitcher and Team NERD Scores are calculated, click here.
To learn how Game NERD Scores are calculated, click here.
* = Fewer than 20 IP, NERD at discretion of very handsome author.


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