Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
Featured Game: Cleveland at New York AL, 13:05 ET
Regarding This Post, Its Purpose
The purpose of this internet post is to alert the public to how right-hander Corey Kluber, a top-10 pitcher in May by strikeout rate and park-adjusted xFIP and SIERA, starts today for Cleveland against the New York Americans.
Regarding This Post, Another of Its Purposes
Another of this post’s urgent objectives is to announce — or, at least, state without ambiguity — that, so far as Corey Kluber is concerned, that it’s also entirely reasonable to address him by his gentleman’s sobriquet, Mr. Appointment Television.
Regarding That Sobriquet, Its Aptness
What makes total sense about referring to Corey Kluber as Mr. Appointment Television is that people are always, quite literally, making appointments to watch his starts. People will be like, “Look, Corey Kluber is starting at 1pm on Wednesday. I should make note of that in my [calendar/agenda of choice].”
Regarding That Claim, The Reader’s Possible Response to It
To the author’s suggestion that everyone is making appointments to watch Corey Kluber, it’s possible that the reader will respond by demanding evidence of some sort. He or she might be like, “Hey, how about some evidence, guy?”
Here is the evidence requested of late by the hypothetical reader, from the author’s own personal electronic internet calendar (click to embiggen, naturally):
In conclusion, here’s slow-motion footage of Corey Kluber from his most recent and rain-shortened start throwing a curveball to Kelly Johnson for a swinging strike and with a scoreboard materializing in front of him:
Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
Pittsburgh at Atlanta | 12:10 ET
Wandy Rodriguez (62.1 IP, 105 xFIP-, 0.3 WAR) faces Julio Teheran (63.0 IP, 103 xFIP-, 0.5 WAR). The latter recorded the best start of his brief career — in terms of defense-independent marks, at least — in his most recent appearance, against Washington this past Friday (box). His line: 6.2 IP, 27 TBF, 9 K, 1 BB, 7 GB on 16 batted-balls, 1.89 xFIP.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Atlanta 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 5.2.
Note: the following table is entirely sortable.
|Wandy Rodriguez||PIT||4||6||6||9||6||ATL||Julio Teheran||12:10|
|Corey Kluber||CLE||10||8||8||5||7||NYA||CC Sabathia||13:05|
|Jacob Turner*||MIA||6||0||5||3||7||PHI||Cole Hamels||13:05|
|Bartolo Colon||OAK||6||6||5||4||4||MIL||Yovani Gallardo||14:10|
|Dylan Axelrod||CHA||2||0||4||5||7||SEA||Hisashi Iwakuma||15:40|
|R.A. Dickey||TOR||9||6||5||4||1||SF||Barry Zito||15:45|
|Matt Garza*||CHN||6||5||4||5||2||LAA||Jason Vargas||19:05|
|Dillon Gee||NYN||5||6||5||2||5||WAS||Dan Haren||19:05|
|Alex Cobb||TB||8||7||7||7||7||DET||Doug Fister||19:08|
|Jon Garland||COL||1||8||5||5||8||CIN||Johnny Cueto||19:10|
|Alexi Ogando||TEX||3||4||5||9||7||BOS||John Lackey||19:10|
|Freddy Garcia||BAL||3||9||5||3||5||HOU||Dallas Keuchel||20:10|
|P.J. Walters*||MIN||4||3||4||5||3||KC||Jeremy Guthrie||20:10|
|Wade Miley||AZ||5||3||5||2||6||STL||Joe Kelly*||20:15|
|Jason Marquis||SD||0||7||5||3||9||LAN||Clayton Kershaw||22:10|
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