Daily Notes: Danny Salazar Night in the Americas

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

1. Danny Salazar Night in the Americas
2. Promotion Watch 2013: Xander Bogaerts
3. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
4. Today’s Complete Schedule

Danny Salazar Night in the Americas
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is to announce — such that residents of the Americas (plural) be made aware — to announce that today is Danny Salazar Night in all their respective countries.

Regarding Danny Salzar Night in America, What That Entails
What Danny Salazar Night in the Americas mostly entails is young and hard-throwing right-hander Danny Salazar making a start for Cleveland — in this case, tonight (Monday) at 10:05pm ET against the Los Angeles Angels.

One of the Americas, An Example of It
North. One example of an America is North America.

Another of the Americas, An Example of It
South. A second example of an America is South America.

Not Really an America, Probably
Middle. Middle America is indeed a term that is often employed to describe a certain part of North America — or to describe the cultural values of a certain socioeconomic group within the United States, specifically — but it’s not a discrete land mass, as appears to be the case with continents, generally.

Danny Salazar’s Split-Change, An Example of It
Here’s an example of Danny Salazar’s split-changeup from his most recent start — in this case, at 87 mph for a swinging strike three to Minnesota’s Clete Thomas, after a pair of fastballs at 97 and 96 mph, respectively:

Salazar Thomas CH SS K High

Promotion Watch 2013: Xander Bogaerts
In what is the first, and potentially last ever, edition of Promotion Watch 2013, one finds, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, that celebrated Boston shortstop/third-base prospect Xander Bogaerts is likely to be called up by the club on Monday. The 20-year-old Bogaerts appeared second overall on Marc Hulet’s midseason top-50 prospect list.

Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
Los Angeles NL at Miami | 19:10 ET
Hyun-Jin Ryu (148.1 IP, 94 xFIP-, 2.3 WAR) faces Jose Fernandez (139.2 IP, 82 xFIP-, 3.3 WAR).

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Miami 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 5.7.

Note: the following table is entirely sortable.

Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
Dillon Gee NYN 4 7 4 3 2 MIN Kyle Gibson 14:10
Jeff Manship* COL 4 7 5 0 6 PHI Ethan Martin* 19:05
David Price TB 8 10 7 9 5 BAL Chris Tillman 19:05
Randall Delgado AZ 7 3 5 3 4 CIN Bronson Arroyo 19:10
Hyun-Jin Ryu LAN 7 3 7 1 10 MIA Jose Fernandez 19:10
Undecided HOU 5 4 5 3 5 TEX Matt Garza 20:05
J. Zimmermann WAS 9 3 7 5 8 CHN Jeff Samardzija 20:05
Shelby Miller STL 9 3 7 4 6 MIL Marco Estrada 20:10
Danny Salazar* CLE 11 7 8 8 4 LAA Jered Weaver 22:05
Aaron Harang SEA 3 4 4 6 4 OAK Jarrod Parker 22:05
Francisco Liriano PIT 9 7 7 6 6 SD A. Cashner 22:10
Jon Lester BOS 5 9 7 5 8 SF Tim Lincecum 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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