Daily Notes: Corey Kluber Society on the Precipice of History

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

1. Corey Kluber Society on the Precipice of History
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game(s)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Corey Kluber Society on the Precipice of History
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is to announce a meeting of the Corey Kluber Society tonight (Friday) at 8:10pm ET.

Regarding the Corey Kluber Society, What It Is
The Corey Kluber Society (or, frequently just “the Society”) is an organization composed of individuals all bound by their singular enthusiasm for the works and days of suddenly proficient and almost totally mute Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.

Regarding the Corey Kluber Society, Where It Stands
Presently, tonight, the Corey Kluber Society is standing on the precipice of history — which is to say, if one were to imagine History as a sort of cliff, what the Corey Kluber Society is doing is standing pretty close (maybe even too close) to the edge of that cliff.

Regarding the Society’s Place Vis-à-Vis History, How It Arrived There
In terms of how or why the Society is standing on the precipice of history, most of the reason is because Kluber starts tonight for a Cleveland team that presently sits a game ahead of the Texas Rangers for the second wild-card spot in the American League. To have suggested this as a likely contingency in April would have been madness. To have suggested that Corey Kluber would likely be integral to the club’s success would have been Madness 9000 Turbo (which is, coincidentally, the make/model of a pretty secret type of automobile that only, like, 10 or 13 people know about).

How to Attend Tonight’s Meeting
To attend tonight’s meeting of the Society, one needs merely to “dig deep” — into what or for how long remains unclear, however.

Today’s MLB.TV Free Game(s)
Every Game, Apparently
It would appear as though every game today has been designated as the free game — a victory for the people, if something less than that for the people’s understanding of singular versus plural forms.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Any of Them, It Appears.

Today’s Complete Schedule
Typically, what appears below here is the complete schedule for all of today’s games, with our very proprietary watchability (NERD) score for each one. However, the particular set of conditions determining watchability at the moment are somehow both (a) obvious but also (b) difficult to aggregate satisfactorily into a number between 0 and 10.

So instead, here’s what one ought to do: watch the Anaheim-Texas game at 8:05pm ET and the Cleveland-Minnesota game that starts at 8:10pm ET, mostly. Also, the weekend series between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, which starts at 7:10pm ET tonight, ought to be worth something close to a damn, on account of it’ll resolve which of those clubs has home-field advantage for the wild-card playoff game.


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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20 Responses to “Daily Notes: Corey Kluber Society on the Precipice of History”

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  1. James says:

    This post jumped off the precipice of history and plunged into my soul.

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  2. CuriousJorge says:

    Carson, is there a link that might take me to an updated listing of your Pitcher NERD scores as was done a month or two ago? Many graciases.

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  3. Eminor3rd says:

    Has there ever been a day where we needed a complete NERD board more than the day that EVERY game was free on mlb.tv?

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  5. Nate says:

    Re: Free game of the day. It looks like all games are free for the last 3 days of the season (27th-29th). Something like “Last 3 for Free, presented by Jaguar”


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  6. Joey says:

    You guys think Kluber is a safe bet tonight @ MIN? A mediocre start could mess me up.

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    • Aggie E says:

      My Ranger Homer Forecast says stormy weather for Kluber tonight

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    • dragnalus says:

      Since coming back from the DL:

      9/7 v NYM: W, 5 IP, 3.60 ERA, 1.2 WHIP, 5Ks
      9/12 @ CHW: W, 5 IP, 3.60 ERA, 1.4 WHIP, 2Ks
      9/17 @ KAN: ND, 4.2 IP, 5.78 ERA, 1.93 WHIP, 2Ks
      9/22 V HOU: W, 5.1 IP, 3.38 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 6Ks

      I think you can expect more of the same. If you need a win it looks like a good bet. Ratios aren’t sterling but not bad. Anybody know if he’ll be sticking to the pitch limits or if they’ll be stretching him out like they did with Salazar?

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      • dan says:

        I’d use Kluber as a safe bet for 5Ks and an ERA in the mid 3.00s, but I wouldn’t use him to chase a win. Tito’s using his bullpen a ton and will be pulling Corey at the first sign of trouble, since they can’t afford a loss and still have a 14 man bullpen at present. I’d be surprised if he goes more than 5 innings.

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    • Doug says:

      Yes he is safe.

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  7. hamjenkinsIII says:

    One time me and Corey Kluber rode around in his Madness 9000 Turbo Machine to various donut shops looking for ways to access the mainframe.

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  8. dan says:

    I’m assuming the free games are still subject to blackout restricitons, correct?

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  9. Alexander Nevermind says:

    Since I have always been irrationally pro-Kluber, I did actually suggest this past March that he would likely be integral to the club’s success. Joe Sheehan laughed at me. :(

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  10. Poinmonster says:

    According to Statistics, if Kluber gets the Pitcher Win tonight, he is the American League Most Valuable Player for 2013. Show ‘em how it’s done CK Baseball!

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  11. MFG says:

    Hate to break it to everyone, but Kluber isn’t very special.

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