Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
Danny Salazar Early Afternoon in America
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is to alert the present site’s readership to how young and hard-throwing matinee idol Danny Salazar is starting this afternoon for Cleveland (in Detroit) at 1:08pm ET.
Regarding Danny Salazar, What the People Are Saying
With regard to Danny Salazar, one comment people are making all over the place is, “He’s starting this afternoon against Detroit.”
Regarding Danny Salazar, What Else the People Are Saying
Also apropos Danny Salazar, another thing you’ll hear the people say is, “He’s both young and hard-throwing.”
Regarding These Sorts of Comments, Their Accuracy
While the thoughts and opinions of the vulgar crowd are often a byword for misinformation, in this particular case, they seem to’ve struck the right note so far as Danny Salazar is concerned.
A Potentially Useful Note with Regard to Danny Salazar’s Splitter
In his most recent start, at Atlanta, Danny Salazar threw his splitter — a pitch which itself has restored sight to the blind and ambulatory powers to those who previously lacked them — threw that formidable offering only nine times (out of 77 total pitches), inducing zero swings and misses from it.
Regarding That Potentially Useful Note, The Author’s Reaction
Surprise, and other behaviors resembling surprise.
Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
Cleveland at Detroit | 13:08 ET
Danny Salazar (27.0 IP, 76 xFIP-, 0.3 WAR) faces Justin Verlander (178.2 IP, 96 xFIP-, 3.7 WAR). The game in which often transcendent Danny Salazar is pitching is also today’s free game. Also of note today, however, is Alex Wood‘s start for Atlanta at 5:00pm ET. Here’s Wood’s line thus far: 63.1 IP, 26.0% K, 7.9% BB, 49.4% GB, 78 xFIP-, 1.5 WAR.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Cleveland or Detroit 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 5.1.
Note: the following table is entirely sortable.
|Wei-Yin Chen||BAL||3||9||4||3||4||NYA||Andy Pettitte||13:05|
|James Shields||KC||5||8||4||5||0||TOR||J.A. Happ||13:07|
|Danny Salazar||CLE||10||7||8||7||6||DET||Justin Verlander||13:08|
|Andre Rienzo||CHA||3||2||4||9||4||BOS||Felix Doubront||13:35|
|C.J. Wilson||LAA||4||7||4||3||4||MIL||Kyle Lohse||14:10|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||7||4||5||4||3||HOU||B. Oberholtzer||14:10|
|Kyle Kendrick||PHI||3||0||2||4||1||CHN||Jake Arrieta||14:20|
|Kevin Correia||MIN||2||3||4||4||6||TEX||Travis Blackley||15:05|
|Mike Leake||CIN||4||3||5||7||7||COL||Tyler Chatwood||16:10|
|Tyson Ross||SD||7||6||6||4||5||LAN||Zack Greinke||16:10|
|Yusmeiro Petit*||SF||6||4||6||2||9||AZ||Patrick Corbin||16:10|
|Nathan Eovaldi||MIA||7||1||8||8||10||ATL||Alex Wood||17:00|
|Jon Niese||NYN||5||7||5||3||4||WAS||Ross Ohlendorf||20:05|