Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
Meeting of the Corey Kluber Society Tonight
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is to announce a meeting tonight, at 8:05pm ET, of the Corey Kluber Society.
About the Corey Kluber Society
The Corey Kluber Society (CKS), founded right now, is composed of individuals scattered across this absurd nation, all bound by their singular fascination with Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber. The Society’s constitution, should it ever be written, would very likely note that said individuals are dedicated to promoting awareness of Kluber’s talents despite what fascist metrics like “win-loss record” and “ERA” might otherwise suggest.
Becoming a Member
Because there are no dues, nor any other sort of obligation, becoming a member is easy: one need only linger on Corey Kluber’s player profile and allow himself to become singularly fascinated.
Attending a Meeting
Meetings are informal and held during Kluber’s starts — on every member’s own respective couch, generally — beginning with Kluber’s first pitch and ending with his (i.e. Kluber’s) last pitch.
Chapters of the Society are formed spontaneously — and dissipate just as quickly — at any moment when two or more individuals invoke Kluber’s name and recognize that he is surprisingly talented for a 27-year-old who entered the season with just 67 major-league innings pitched.
Inspirational Text: Corey Kluber’s Curveball
Here’s slow-motion and inspirational footage of Kluber curveball from a recent start against Boston:
Today’s Notable Games
San Francisco at Pittsburgh | 19:05 ET
Tim Lincecum (72.0 IP, 90 xFIP-, 0.6 WAR) faces Gerrit Cole (N/A). The latter, a former No. 1 overall pick, makes his major-league debut — which debut our Marc Hulet has discussed already this morning.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: San Francisco Radio or Television.
Toronto at Chicago AL | 20:10 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
Chien-Ming Wang (N/A) faces Jose Quintana (70.2 IP, 109 xFIP-, 1.2 WAR). The former signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees before the season and posted the following line in nine Triple-A starts: 58.0 IP, 3.88 K/9, 1.55 BB/9, 0.31 HR/9, 3.36 FIP.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Toronto Radio, Perhaps*.
*Broadcast team has changed since crowdsourcing project from 2011-12 offseason.
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 5.8.
Note: the following table is entirely sortable.
|Jason Vargas||LAA||2||6||4||8||4||BAL||Miguel Gonzalez||19:05|
|Tim Lincecum||SF||7||6||9||5||12||PIT||Gerrit Cole*||19:05|
|Jon Lester||BOS||5||10||7||7||7||TB||Rob. Hernandez||19:10|
|Wily Peralta||MIL||6||4||5||0||6||MIA||Jacob Turner*||19:10|
|Michael Wacha*||STL||8||3||6||6||4||NYN||Jeremy Hefner||19:10|
|Tony Cingrani||CIN||9||4||6||5||5||CHN||Matt Garza||20:05|
|Corey Kluber||CLE||10||8||9||3||9||TEX||Derek Holland||20:05|
|Max Scherzer||DET||10||7||7||5||5||KC||Wade Davis||20:10|
|Cole Hamels||PHI||8||2||5||3||4||MIN||P.J. Walters*||20:10|
|Chien-Ming Wang*||TOR||6||5||4||0||4||CHA||Jose Quintana||20:10|
|Dan Haren||WAS||5||1||5||10||4||COL||Jhoulys Chacin||20:40|
|CC Sabathia||NYA||7||5||6||7||5||OAK||Bartolo Colon||22:05|
|Ian Kennedy||AZ||4||3||3||2||3||LAN||Zack Greinke||22:10|
|Tim Hudson||ATL||6||8||7||8||6||SD||Andrew Cashner||22:10|
|Bud Norris||HOU||3||4||4||5||5||SEA||Aaron Harang||22:10|
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