Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
Featured Game: Philadelphia at St. Louis, 20:15 ET
Regarding Two Surprisingly Effective Pitchers, Their Names
The names of two surprisingly effective starting pitchers this season are Joe Blanton (53.0 IP, 93 xFIP-, 0.9 WAR) and Jake Westbrook (52.1 IP, 90 xFIP-, 1.0 WAR).
Regarding Those Same Pitchers, An Extraordinary Coincidence
An extraordinary coincidence involving those same pitchers is that they’re both starting tonight, against each other, in this featured game.
Regarding Those Same Pitchers, Another Coincidence
Another coincidence involving those pitchers is that Joe Blanton’s secretary is named Westbrook and Westbrook’s secretary’s name is Blanton.
Regarding That Joke, How Hackneyed It Is
About 100% hackneyed, probably.
Regarding Some Other Jokes, Ones That Aren’t Hackneyed
Generally speaking, jokes by Anthony Jeselnik aren’t hackneyed (although, please note, they do contain mature content):
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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 5.0.
Regard, a magnificent and sortable table:
|Justin Verlander||DET||9||3||5||4||2||CLE||Justin Masterson||12:05|
|Randall Delgado||ATL||4||7||5||3||5||CIN||Homer Bailey||19:10|
|Eric Stults*||SD||2||4||4||1||6||NYN||Jeremy Hefner*||19:10|
|Ryan Vogelsong||SF||2||4||5||4||8||MIA||Anibal Sanchez||19:10|
|Cole Devries*||MIN||8||2||5||4||4||CHA||Philip Humber||20:10|
|Joe Blanton||PHI||7||5||7||10||6||STL||Jake Westbrook||20:15|
|Dan Haren||LAA||6||3||4||5||3||SEA||Jason Vargas||22:10|