Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
Regarding Yu Darvish, What He’s Done This Season
In terms of what Yu Darvish has done this season, here are numbers which tell much of that that story: 38.2 IP , 38.4% K, 8.6% BB, 51.9% GB, 2.18 SIERA, 56 xFIP-, 1.8 WAR, 1.6 RA9-Wins
Ranks: Darvish Relative to the League
Here are those same numbers as above, except also now with Darvish’s rank in each relative to the league’s 107 qualified starters: 38.2 IP (37th), 38.4% K (1st), 8.6% BB (74th), 51.9% GB (21st), 2.18 SIERA (1st), 56 xFIP- (2nd), 1.8 WAR (3rd), 1.6 RA9-Wins (12th).
Graph: Darvish Relative to the League
Here are those same numbers, mostly — except in graph form and with, instead of his rank, Darvish’s percentile relative to the league’s 107 qualified starters:
Regarding That Graph, A Chilling Fact
A chilling fact regarding that graph is how long the author spent crafting it — a figure which (a) the author won’t divulge, but would (b) sicken his ancestors who endured cold and illness and poverty and Connecticut to make a life in this country.
Regarding That Graph, A Second Chilling Fact
A second chilling fact with regard to that graph above is how not only did it require a substantial allocation of time in terms of minutes and hours, but also how the author really should have gone with his wife to Trader Joe’s by now, seeing as he only has the rental car for another hour or so.
In conclusion, this portion of the Daily Notes is now concluded.
Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
Oakland at New York AL | 13:05 ET
Dan Straily pitches for Oakland. The right-hander, who led all the minors in strikeouts last season, has made two starts and struck out 11 and six, respectively, in them. He has a 1.88 SIERA and 55 xFIP-.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Oakland Radio.
Cincinnati at Chicago NL | 14:20 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
The entirely competent Mat Latos (39.1 IP, 79 xFIP-, 1.0 WAR) faces the nearly as competent Edwin Jackson (33.0 IP, 94 xFIP-, 0.6 WAR). Here’s a trivia question one can ask oneself or one’s friend: Who’s the currently Cubs leader in WAR, among field players? The answer is here.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Chicago 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 5.1.
Note: the following table is entirely sortable.
|Mike Pelfrey||MIN||0||3||4||10||7||CLE||Corey Kluber*||13:05|
|Dan Straily*||OAK||9||6||7||6||6||NYA||Andy Pettitte||13:05|
|Joe Saunders||SEA||1||4||2||2||3||TOR||Bran. Morrow||13:07|
|Jon Niese||NYN||1||8||4||8||5||ATL||Tim Hudson||13:35|
|Gio Gonzalez||WAS||7||2||5||8||3||PIT||Wan. Rodriguez||13:35|
|Jose Quintana||CHA||5||1||5||7||5||KC||Wade Davis||14:10|
|Jaime Garcia||STL||7||3||6||6||6||MIL||Marco Estrada||14:10|
|Mat Latos||CIN||8||3||7||5||7||CHN||Edwin Jackson||14:20|
|Kevin Slowey||MIA||5||0||4||2||5||PHI||Roy Halladay||14:35|
|Jon Lester||BOS||6||9||8||4||10||TEX||Yu Darvish||15:05|
|Jason Hammel||BAL||0||7||3||3||4||LAA||Jer. Williams*||15:35|
|Ian Kennedy||AZ||3||5||3||4||2||SD||Ed. Volquez||16:10|
|Justin Verlander||DET||8||5||6||6||3||HOU||Philip Humber||16:10|
|Alex Cobb||TB||7||9||7||7||5||COL||Jhoulys Chacin||16:10|
|Hyun-Jin Ryu||LAN||9||2||6||6||5||SF||Matt Cain||20:00|