Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
Another Thing R.A. Dickey Did Yesterday
Another thing R.A. Dickey did on Thursday was to record his 12th strikeout — against Pirates outfielder Garrett Jones in the eighth inning — was to record it via the changeup, a pitch he throws about one percent of the time or zero percent of the time.
Dickey’s Eighth-Inning Changeup
Here’s an animated GIF of the changeup Dickey threw to Garrett Jones in the eighth inning yesterday for his (i.e. Dickey’s) 12th strikeout:
Dickey’s Same Eighth-Inning Changeup, Except Slower
Here’s slow-motion footage of that same changeup R.A. Dickey threw to Garrett Jones in the eighth inning yesterday:
Dickey’s Eighth-Inning Changeup, The Slowest
Here’s the slowest available footage of that same changeup from R.A. Dickey — still to Garrett Jones, and still in the eighth inning of yesterday’s game:
Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
San Francisco at San Diego | 22:05 ET
Left-hander, and former independent league pitcher, Andrew Werner makes his seventh major-league start. Here’s his entirely competent line through the first six of them: 33.0 IP, 22.3% K, 8.6% BB, 57.0% GB, 3.57 SIERA, 92 xFIP-, 0.1 WAR.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: San Francisco 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 3.7.
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.
|Aaron Cook||BOS||2||5||2||3||5||BAL||Chris Tillman||19:05|
|Homer Bailey||CIN||6||4||4||4||8||PIT||A.J. Burnett||19:05|
|Will Smith||KC||3||7||2||2||4||CLE||David Huff*||19:05|
|Hiroki Kuroda||NYA||6||7||3||4||4||TOR||Chad Jenkins*||19:07|
|Cliff Lee||PHI||10||6||5||4||4||MIA||Mark Buehrle||19:10|
|Jon Niese||NYN||7||2||3||6||4||ATL||Tim Hudson||19:35|
|Jered Weaver||LAA||4||7||4||6||6||TEX||Ryan Dempster||20:05|
|Drew Smyly||DET||6||5||4||4||5||MIN||Scott Diamond||20:10|
|Edgar Gonzalez*||HOU||6||3||4||9||6||MIL||Yovani Gallardo||20:10|
|Jer. Hellickson||TB||4||6||4||4||4||CHA||Gavin Floyd||20:10|
|Edwin Jackson||WAS||8||7||6||8||8||STL||Adam Wainwright||20:15|
|Travis Wood||CHN||3||2||2||7||5||AZ||Ian Kennedy||21:40|
|Blake Beavan||SEA||3||4||4||7||7||OAK||A.J. Griffin||22:05|
|Ryan Vogelsong||SF||3||4||3||7||7||SD||Andrew Werner||22:05|
|Jeff Francis||COL||5||7||5||1||10||LAN||Clayton Kershaw||22:10|