Daily Notes: Meeting of the Corey Kluber Society Today

Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.

1. Meeting of the Corey Kluber Society Today
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Meeting of the Corey Kluber Society Today
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is to announce a meeting — in this case, at 7:05pm ET today (Friday) — of the Corey Kluber Society.

About the Society
The Corey Kluber Society (or, frequently just “the Society”) is composed of individuals all bound by their singular enthusiasm for the works and days of Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.

How to Attend a Meeting
To attend a meeting of the Society, one needs merely to anticipate each of Kluber’s pending starts as though it were Christmas in July — or, in the case of the Society’s Jewish members, Chanukkah in July. (Members of other faith traditions will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.)

On the Agenda
The agenda for today’s meeting (subject to change) is as follows:

1. Welcome, introductions, apologies.
2. High-fives for a while.
3. Report from the Subcommittee on Dirty Dancing.
4. Drink 17 beers, about.
5. Discuss Cleveland teammate Danny Salazar‘s debut enthusiastically.
6. More high-fiving (as necessary).
7. Watch Kluber’s start with “mounting pleasure.”

On the Topic of Danny Salazar
The author would be remiss not to mention how Kluber’s teammate and fixture in the present author’s weekly Fringe Five column Danny Salazar made his debut on Thursday afternoon and was excellent, recording a 7:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and conceding just one run against 21 Toronto batters over 6.0 innings (box).

Action Footage: Salazar’s Changeup
The author would continue being totally remiss were he not to embed in this post at least one animated GIF of Danny Salazar negating an opposing batter’s existence by means of his (i.e. Salazar’s) changeup — in this case Jose Reyes‘s existence in the first inning:

Salazar Split

Action Footage: Salazar’s Changeup, More Different
Here’s footage of that same pitch, except slower and more intimate:

Salazar Split Slow

One Other Announcement
Members of the Society might be interested to know that, included within the pages of the Classical Magazine’s most recent issue, are six avant-garde plays composed by the present author and all featuring Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.

Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
Colorado at Los Angeles NL | 22:10 ET
Juan Nicasio (81.1 IP, 115 xFIP-, 1.0 WAR) faces Clayton Kershaw (138.1 IP, 84 xFIP-, 3.5 WAR). It might surprise the reader to learned that the Los Angeles Dodgers, 9.5 games out of first place on June 22nd — and perhaps even more games out at some other point — are currently just 1.5 games behind Arizona in the NL West and projected, by the present site’s unassailable methodology, to win that division by season’s end.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Los Angeles NL Television.

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 5.5.

Note: the following table is entirely sortable.


Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
Joe Kelly* STL 6 4 5 4 4 CHN Carlos Villanueva 16:05
John Danks CHA 7 2 5 1 5 PHI Jon. Pettibone 19:05
Bruce Chen* KC 3 6 7 7 10 CLE Corey Kluber 19:05
Scott Diamond MIN 3 3 4 3 5 NYA Hiroki Kuroda 19:05
Jeremy Hefner NYN 5 6 5 6 3 PIT Charlie Morton 19:05
Mark Buehrle TOR 4 6 5 8 4 BAL Chris Tillman 19:05
Justin Grimm TEX 5 3 6 7 7 DET Doug Fister 19:08
Jarred Cosart* HOU 9 2 8 10 8 TB David Price 19:10
St. Strasburg WAS 10 2 7 2 6 MIA Nathan Eovaldi 19:10
Bronson Arroyo CIN 3 3 4 8 5 ATL Kris Medlen 19:30
Tom Gorzelanny* MIL 6 4 6 2 8 AZ Patrick Corbin 21:40
John Lackey BOS 8 8 6 6 4 OAK Jarrod Parker 22:05
Jerome Williams LAA 4 7 4 5 3 SEA Joe Saunders 22:10
Juan Nicasio COL 4 8 6 2 9 LAN Clayton Kershaw 22:10
Chad Gaudin SF 4 6 5 7 6 SD Sean O’Sullivan* 22:10

To learn how Pitcher and Team NERD Scores are calculated, click here.
To learn how Game NERD Scores are calculated, click here.
* = Fewer than 20 IP, NERD at discretion of very handsome author.



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hamjenkinsIII
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hamjenkinsIII
3 years 1 month ago

CKS FTW

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman
3 years 1 month ago

Fringe Five Guy Robbie Ray (LHP-Harrisburg)’s line yesterday:

9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K

KillahYeast
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KillahYeast
3 years 1 month ago

Let’s not forget Flores last night either. 4H, 2 HR, and a triple short of the cycle.

Newest Member
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Newest Member
3 years 1 month ago

just traded for Mr. Kluber!!!

Jim
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Jim
3 years 1 month ago

Nice nod to Hesiod

IZZY2112
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IZZY2112
3 years 1 month ago

I’m mainly interested in seeing whether Pirates fans still boo David Wright tonight.

Jaker
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Jaker
3 years 1 month ago

Hey guys,

I might be running a little late tonight as I will be anticipating Kluber’s start as if it were “Holiday” — the aptly titled holiday celebrated by all Pastafarians of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Please consider my accommodation.

–Not Steve

pobothecat
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pobothecat
3 years 1 month ago

1. Have five Kluber starts out of seven teams, one a stream. My fear — the streaming Kluber is impure and fouls the rostered Klubers.

2. Can’t help but feel an important inter-relatedness between The Kluber and The Salazar. Myth and soul, that kind of thing.

Professor Ross Eforp
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Professor Ross Eforp
3 years 1 month ago

What would happen if Kluber and Salar were to pitch in a double header?

Probably the best thing since Fister and Furbush were traded for each other.

Alexander Nevermind
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Alexander Nevermind
3 years 1 month ago

This meeting also allows us to celebrate Sweet Chen Music’s return to the rotation. T the P!

Hirohitahomerun already
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3 years 1 month ago

“mounting pleasure”

When you resided in Dayn Perry’s seraglio, is that what he called it? (Note: I didn’t, until 2 punctuation marks and 1 word from now, write: catamite).

Bab
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Bab
3 years 1 month ago

Gleaming the Klube

John
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John
3 years 1 month ago

I’m attending the game, section 430. I’ll be repping the CKS in person.

Jaker
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Jaker
3 years 1 month ago

Do us proud, son. Do us proud.

tribetime19
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tribetime19
3 years 1 month ago

The CKS grows stronger everyday, I like this.

Point of Information – There will be a steady 10-20 mph breeze going out of the Jake tonight (Progressive Field does not exist, only Jacobs Field), so there may be a collection of longballs. However, my faith in Corey Kluber never wavers, especially against the Royals. I foresee another dominant start and a considerable amount of jubilation. Pleasure continues to mount.

Metsamorphosis
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Metsamorphosis
3 years 1 month ago

Hi there from the NYC chamber of The Society. Bases loaded now but keeping the faith that my WHIP and ERA will be OK by 9:00PM

NATE
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NATE
3 years 1 month ago

5 INN, 3 HA, 2 BBI, 5 K

Stallion.

jswede
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jswede
3 years 1 month ago

standing. room. only.

where do I get my tshirt

TottenhamBaseball
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TottenhamBaseball
3 years 1 month ago

Seriously. Who’s in charge of development of the official CKS insignia? That was a tasty outing and absolutely deserves a tshirted following.

Metsamorphosis
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Metsamorphosis
3 years 1 month ago

Zero run support… The Indians are not worthy of His services.

jswede
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jswede
3 years 1 month ago

#5 offense in the majors isn’t good enough for you?

Or are you new to baseball?

Thought so

Metsox
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Metsox
3 years 1 month ago

What is Carson doing right now? I wonder.

Mike
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Mike
3 years 1 month ago

Exposing himself to Kluber.*

*Spiritually, that is. Exposing himself spiritually

Bobcat80
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Bobcat80
3 years 1 month ago

Thanks to the chairman for organizing these CKS meetings. I sit way in back but take notes intensely. Based on the information gained, I picked up our hero several weeks ago. Look at what he went and did tonight. CO-Rey! CO-Rey! CO-Rey!

Jim
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Jim
3 years 1 month ago

I’m sold. The way he got out of that jam with a lead-off triple was brilliant! I also like his inscrutable face; you can’t read him at all…

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