Daily Notes, With Adam Wainwright’s Virile Curveball

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

1. Featured Game: Atlanta at St. Louis, 19:15 ET (Free Game)
2. Video: Adam Wainwright’s Virile Curveball
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Featured Game: Atlanta at St. Louis, 19:15 ET
Regarding Who’s Starting Tonight for St. Louis
In terms of who’s starting tonight for St. Louis, it’s handsome and able right-hander Adam Wainwright.

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.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast
Per the results of our offseason crowdsourcing project, FanGraphs readers prefer neither television broadcast, really (link).

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:


Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
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

To learn more about Pitcher and Team NERD scores 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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Larch
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Larch
4 years 4 months ago

How many comedy podcasts do you listen to Cistulli? We know WTF, and now you’re making You Made it Weird / Pete Holmes references.

Tim
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Tim
4 years 4 months ago

Does anyone know if the same blackout rules apply to the MLB.TV Free Game of the Day? I’m in Iowa and would really like to watch the Braves/Cards game.

Evan
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Evan
4 years 4 months ago

I think that they do blackout, though I’m not 100% positive. Braves-Cardinals is the primary game on MLB Network this evening, so if you get that station you should get the game there (secondary game is Indians-Red Sox).

Anon21
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Anon21
4 years 4 months ago

Blackout rules always apply.

LHomonacionale
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LHomonacionale
4 years 4 months ago

The headline on the front page (“Daily Notes, With Adam Wainwright’s Virile C…”) was a pretty big tease.

ccoop
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ccoop
4 years 4 months ago

On a website whose win7 tab appears as: “Baseball Statistics and Anal…”

Ken Shabby
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4 years 4 months ago

Watching Adam Wainwright’s curveball made me sprout 6 new chest hairs in just under 60 seconds. That’s a pretty darn good ratio!

cpebbles
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cpebbles
4 years 4 months ago

Craig has nearly made it 7 position players at 1+ WAR. In 8 games.

Jgainsey
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Jgainsey
4 years 4 months ago

Well, I was certainly all impregnated with wonder from the Wainwright video, but his performance tonight had all the virility of a miscarriage.

Josh
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Josh
4 years 4 months ago

Haha

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