Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
The Corey Kluber Society Remains Undaunted
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is to announce both (a) a meeting tonight (Tuesday) of the Corey Kluber Society, at 8:10pm ET, and also (b) that the members of the aforementioned Society remain undaunted by Kluber’s last two starts, despite how he’s allowed 10 runs in 10.1 innings.
First of All, Regarding the Corey Kluber Society
The Corey Kluber Society (CKS) — established during time present and time past and time future, simultaneously — is composed of individuals all bound by their singular enthusiasm for the works and days of Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.
How to Attend the Meeting
To attend tonight’s meeting, one needs merely to (a) situate himself in front of a broadcast of the Cleveland-Kansas City game and (b) make sure the internet connection upon which the (in this case) MLB.TV broadcast depends doesn’t cease to exist (as it did for the author recently) after, like, two innings, and then (c) expose himself* to Corey Kluber.
*Spiritually, that is. Expose himself spiritually.
Second of All, Regarding Corey Kluber’s Last Two Starts
It is entirely the case that Corey Kluber has conceded 10 runs and recorded a 7.84 ERA over his two most recent starts. It’s also entirely the case that Kluber has recorded an 8:2 strikeout-to-walk ratio and slightly above-average 47.5% ground-ball rate and decidedly above-average 2.91 xFIP over those same 10.1 innings (and 51 batters faced). It’s finally the case that runs allowed are conspicuously fascist.
A Potentially Relevant Excerpt from Emerson’s “Uses of Great Men”
Here’s an excerpt from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Uses of Great Men” that is likely relevant to Corey Kluber:
The race goes with us on their credit. The knowledge that in the city is a man who invented the railroad, raises the credit of all the citizens. But enormous populations, if they be beggars, are disgusting, like moving cheese, like hills of ants or of fleas,- the more, the worse.
Regarding That Excerpt Above, What One Learns from It
That Corey Kluber invented the railroad.
Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
Arizona at New York NL | 19:10 ET
Patrick Corbin (109.2 IP, 97 xFIP-, 2.3 WAR) faces Jeremy Hefner (87.0 IP, 107 xFIP-, 0.5 WAR). But which of the two is prepared to face himself?
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: New York 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.
|Wily Peralta||MIL||5||4||6||2||10||WAS||St. Strasburg||19:05|
|Jon. Pettibone||PHI||4||1||4||7||3||PIT||Jeanmar Gomez||19:05|
|Doug Fister||DET||7||7||6||7||3||TOR||C-M Wang||19:07|
|Patrick Corbin||AZ||8||3||6||6||4||NYN||Jeremy Hefner||19:10|
|Tom Koehler||MIA||4||0||5||8||6||ATL||Kris Medlen||19:10|
|Robbie Erlin*||SD||8||7||7||7||7||BOS||John Lackey||19:10|
|Tim Lincecum||SF||7||7||8||3||10||CIN||Homer Bailey||19:10|
|Joe Saunders||SEA||2||5||4||3||6||TEX||Justin Grimm||20:05|
|Jason Hammel||BAL||3||9||5||1||7||CHA||John Danks||20:10|
|Corey Kluber||CLE||10||8||6||6||2||KC||Luis Mendoza||20:10|
|Phil Hughes||NYA||5||4||4||2||3||MIN||Samuel Deduno||20:10|
|David Price||TB||8||10||5||3||1||HOU||Erik Bedard||20:10|
|Clayton Kershaw||LAN||9||1||8||9||9||COL||Roy Oswalt*||20:40|
|Scott Feldman||CHN||3||5||4||6||5||OAK||A.J. Griffin||22:05|
|Lance Lynn||STL||6||4||4||6||2||LAA||Jered Weaver||22:05|
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