Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
Featured Game: New York NL at St. Louis, 14:15 ET
Regarding This Game, Why It’s Notable
One reason why this game is notable, is on account of right-hander Collin McHugh is making his second major-league start in it for the Mets — and his first major-league start in front of one of the league’s finer cameras.
Regarding McHugh, His First Major-League Start
McHugh, 25, was excellent in his first start, on August 23rd against the Rockies. Regard: 7.0 IP, 23 TBF, 9 K, 1 BB, 4 GB on 12 batted-balls (33.3%), 2.01 xFIP.
Regarding McHugh, His Repertoire
The author — who isn’t bragging or anything, but just noting it for the benefit of the reader — the author recently wrote a piece, with sexy, animated GIFs, examining McHugh’s repertoire of sexy pitches.
Regarding This Game, Another Notable Thing
Another notable thing about this game is how it features, in St. Louis, a team whose playoff fate is undecided.
Regarding St. Louis’s Playoff Fate, How Undecided It Is
Per CoolStandings, the Cardinals presently have a 1.3% chance of winning the NL Central and a 57.3% chance of qualifying for a wild-card spot.
Regarding the Yankees-Rays Game, Why It Isn’t Featured
The author, using his discretion, has declined to feature the Yankees-Rays game, despite its higher NERD score, on account of (a) Tropicana Field plays poorly on camera and (b) the Yankees deduction which the author applies to all games involving that stupid team.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Cleveland 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 4.9.
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.
|Jeff Samardzija||CHN||10||2||5||6||5||WAS||Ross Detwiler||13:05|
|Corey Kluber||CLE||6||2||5||4||7||DET||Anibal Sanchez||13:05|
|Joe Saunders||BAL||3||1||4||5||5||TOR||J.A. Happ||13:07|
|Tyler Chatwood||COL||5||8||6||7||9||ATL||Kris Medlen||13:10|
|Mike Fiers||MIL||7||9||4||4||4||MIA||Ricky Nolasco||13:10|
|CC Sabathia||NYA||10||6||8||5||8||TB||James Shields||13:10|
|Tyler Cloyd*||PHI||6||5||4||5||7||CIN||Johnny Cueto||13:10|
|Edgar Gonzalez*||HOU||6||4||7||4||9||PIT||Jeff Locke*||13:35|
|Yu Darvish||TEX||8||8||4||7||3||KC||Bruce Chen||14:10|
|Collin McHugh*||NYN||11||2||7||9||6||STL||Joe Kelly||14:15|
|C.J. Wilson||LAA||4||8||5||7||6||OAK||Tommy Milone||16:05|
|Patrick Corbin||AZ||7||6||2||3||0||SF||Barry Zito||16:05|
|Clay Buchholz||BOS||4||5||2||4||3||SEA||Jason Vargas||16:10|
|Samuel Deduno||MIN||1||4||3||4||8||CHA||Hector Santiago*||19:10|
|Andrew Werner*||SD||9||6||7||2||8||LAN||Joe Blanton||20:10|