Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
Featured Game: New York NL at San Francisco, 22:15 ET
What’s Notable About This Game
What’s notable about this game is how Mets right-hander Matt Harvey is starting it for the Mets.
Regarding Matt Harvey, Who That Is
Matt Harvey is the 23-year-old pitching prospect who, in his debut this past Thursday against Arizona, made love to the strike zone with his ample repertoire.
Regarding Harvey, His Line from That Arizona Start
Here’s Harvey’s line from that start against Arizona on Thursday (box): 5.1 IP, 23 TBF, 11 K, 3 BB, 3 GB on 9 batted-balls (33.3% GB), 1.73 xFIP.
Video from the Arizona Start
Here’s video from Harvey’s debut against the Diamondbacks:
Four Notable Pitches from That Video
Here are the four most notable pitches from that video of Harvey’s debut:
Other Video of Harvey
Here’s a different, and even more filthy, video of Harvey:
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Readers’ Preferred Broadcast
Per the results of our offseason crowdsourcing project, FanGraphs readers prefer San Francisco Radio (link) — although, New York NL Television will likely have the sexier replays of Matt Harvey’s slider.
Other Notable Games
Detroit at Boston | 19:10 ET
Justin Verlander (155.2 IP, 82 xFIP-, 4.2 WAR),, tied with Zack Greinke for the league lead in pitching WAR, throws in front of the considerably above-average Boston camera.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Detroit or Boston radio.
St. Louis at Colorado | 20:40 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
The league’s three unluckiest teams, according to WAR:
|Team||W||L||Win%||WAR W||WAR L||WAR%||Diff|
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: St. Louis 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.
|Chris Tillman||BAL||5||0||4||7||6||NYA||Ivan Nova||19:05|
|Cliff Lee||PHI||9||5||7||7||10||WAS||Stephe. Strasburg||19:05|
|Justin Verlander||DET||9||4||8||5||6||BOS||Josh Beckett||19:10|
|Ricky Nolasco||MIA||4||3||5||8||8||ATL||Kris Medlen*||19:10|
|Jason Marquis||SD||4||6||3||4||6||CIN||Homer Bailey||19:10|
|Jered Weaver||LAA||4||6||5||8||5||TEX||Derek Holland||20:05|
|A.J. Burnett||PIT||7||4||4||0||6||CHN||Ryan Dempster||20:05|
|Francisco Liriano||CHA||7||4||3||4||1||MIN||Nick Blackburn||20:10|
|Derek Lowe||CLE||1||4||2||7||5||KC||Luke Hochevar||20:10|
|Dallas Keuchel||HOU||0||5||2||7||6||MIL||Yovani Gallardo||20:10|
|Kyle Lohse||STL||4||9||5||8||5||COL||Jeff Francis||20:40|
|James Shields||TB||8||4||7||6||6||OAK||Tommy Milone||22:05|
|Wade Miley||AZ||7||7||6||1||6||LAN||Chris Capuano||22:10|
|Aaron Laffey||TOR||4||8||3||4||3||SEA||Jason Vargas||22:10|
|Matt Harvey*||NYN||14||4||9||3||7||SF||Tim Lincecum||22:15|