Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
Regarding Adam Wainwright, His Line So Far
In terms of Adam Wainwright and his line so far (through six starts, now), this is it: 33.2 IP, 24.3% K, 5.0% BB, 55.8% GB, 2.70 SIERA, 73 xFIP-, 0.1 WAR.
Regarding That Line Relative to Wainwright’s Career Numbers
Every number in Wainwright’s current line — with the exception of the WAR mark — would constitute a career best.
Regarding What One Guy Somewhere Is Probably Saying About That
One guy somewhere is probably saying — with regard to that comment about how Wainwright is posting career-best numbers — a guy somewhere is probably saying, “Um, sample size much?”
Regarding How I’ll Treat That Aforementioned Guy
In terms of that fictional guy who made the “sample size” comment, I’ll regard him with love and respect because he’s my fellow traveler in our respective slow marches to icy cold death.
Regarding How I’ll Also Treat Him
Maybe pants him if he gets really annoying.
Regarding All the Other Things That Deserve Attention
In terms of this game and the other things that deserve attention about it, here’s one: the Cardinals offense, which currently leads the majors with a 132 wRC+ and consists of six players who’ve already posted better than a 1.0 WAR.
Watching This Game, How Much That Costs
Watching this game is totally gratis if you have access to MLB.TV, on account of it’s that service’s Free Game of the Day or whatever.
Video: Adam Wainwright’s Virile Curveball
Watch Adam Wainwright’s virile curveball (at 0:11 and 1:05) and get all impregnanted with wonder.
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 5.4.
Regard, a magnificent and sortable table:
|Jerome Williams||LAA||5||2||6||10||6||TEX||Matt Harrison||13:05|
|Chris Volstad||CHN||4||2||4||6||5||MIL||Shaun Marcum||13:05|
|R.A. Dickey||NYN||10||2||6||4||4||MIA||Ricky Nolasco||13:05|
|Hector Noesi||SEA||2||4||4||7||5||NYA||Phil Hughes||16:05|
|J.A. Happ||HOU||5||6||5||1||6||PIT||Charlie Morton||19:05|
|Edinson Volquez||SD||5||5||5||3||6||PHI||Roy Halladay||19:05|
|Matt Moore||TB||4||7||4||6||1||BAL||Brian Matusz||19:05|
|Josh Tomlin||CLE||7||4||6||5||6||BOS||Felix Doubront||19:10|
|Luke Hochevar||KC||3||8||6||5||8||CHA||Chris Sale||19:10|
|Drew Hutchison||TOR||7||6||5||3||4||MIN||P.J. Walters*||19:10|
|Jordan Zimmermann||WAS||7||1||6||4||6||CIN||Mat Latos||19:10|
|Brandon Beachy||ATL||5||8||8||10||9||STL||Adam Wainwright||19:15|
|Doug Fister*||DET||8||2||5||4||3||OAK||Brandon McCarthy||20:05|
|Matt Cain||SF||7||4||6||6||5||AZ||Trevor Cahill||20:10|
|Juan Nicasio||COL||5||8||5||6||4||LAN||Aaron Harang||21:10|
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