Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
Featured Game: San Diego at Arizona, 21:40 ET
Regarding What’s Happening Tonight
Tonight what’s happening is the author is traveling via car and then boat and then car again to his in-laws’ house in the northern-most regions of Michigan — in advance of the July 4th holiday, that is, like an American.
Regarding What Else Is Happening Tonight
The other thing that’s happening tonight is Very Interesting Right-Hander Andrew Cashner of the San Diego Padres is facing Other Interesting Right-Hander Trevor Bauer of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Thing That’s Interesting About Andrew Cashner
The thing that’s interesting about Andrew Cashner is his fastball sits at 98 mph as a starter — the highest such figure for any pitcher who’s started a game this season.
The Other Thing That’s Interesting About Andrew Cashner
What else is interesting about Andrew Cashner is how well he pitched in his first start since being recalled right at the end of June. To wit: 6.1 IP, 22 TBF, 9 K, 1 BB, 4 GB on 12 batted-balls (33.3% GB), 1.37 xFIP.
The Thing That’s Interesting About Trevor Bauer
To say that there are “a billion” things interesting about Trevor Bauer would represent an instance of gross hyperbole. At the same time, there are a number of people who would suggest that sometimes it’s necessary to lie in order to tell the truth.
Video: Andrew Cashner’s Last Start, Just Because
Here, presented with minimal comment, is Andrew Cashner’s start from June 28th.
Other Notable Games
San Francisco at Washington | 18:35 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
Melky Cabrera Status Update: 341 PA, .352/.394/.514 (.390 BABIP), 149 wRC+, 3.1 WAR. His previous high in WAR: 4.2 in 2011, actually, in 706 plate appearances.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: San Francisco Radio.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Texas Radio.
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 5.5.
Note: the following Game Scores include the poorly conceived playoff-odds adjustment discussed in a recent edition of Daily Notes. Also note: the following table is entirely sortable.
|Anibal Sanchez||MIA||7||2||5||7||7||MIL||Marco Estrada||16:10|
|Tim Lincecum||SF||7||4||6||5||7||WAS||J. Zimmermann||18:35|
|Dan Haren||LAA||6||5||6||4||6||CLE||Zach McAllister||19:05|
|Lucas Harrell||HOU||4||4||4||3||7||PIT||A.J. Burnett||19:05|
|Nick Blackburn||MIN||1||4||5||4||10||DET||Max Scherzer||19:05|
|Vin Mazzaro||KC||4||5||5||7||5||TOR||Brett Cecil*||19:07|
|Chris Volstad||CHN||3||3||2||7||0||ATL||Jair Jurrjens||19:10|
|Ivan Nova||NYA||6||6||6||4||8||TB||James Shields||19:10|
|Vance Worley||PHI||6||6||6||2||7||NYN||Jonathon Niese||19:10|
|Roy Oswalt*||TEX||10||10||8||5||10||CHA||Chris Sale||20:10|
|Jeff Francis||COL||2||10||4||9||5||STL||Joe Kelly||20:15|
|Andrew Cashner*||SD||10||5||9||7||10||AZ||Trevor Bauer*||21:40|
|Jon Lester||BOS||7||6||6||4||4||OAK||Bartolo Colon||22:05|
|Wei-Yin Chen||BAL||3||3||4||3||8||SEA||Felix Hernandez||22:10|
|Johnny Cueto||CIN||6||3||6||2||6||LAN||Chris Capuano||22:10|