Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
Dan Straily-Related Information
Regarding Who Dan Straily Is, First of All
Dan Straily is the 23-year-old and right-handed Oakland prospect who entered play Tuesday leading all minor-league pitchers in strikeouts, with 179.
Regarding Who Dan Straily Is, Also
Another thing about Dan Straily is, is he posted this line with Oakland in three minor-league starts not that long ago: 17.0 IP, 17.1% K, 5.7% BB, 28.3% GB, 4.56 SIERA, 116 xFIP-, 0.0 WAR.
Regarding One Type of Reader, What He Might Say
It’s entirely possible that a certain type of reader — inspecting Straily’s line, etc. — a certain type of reader might utter something to the effect of “Pshaw.”
Regarding That Same Sort of Reader, What He Maybe Should Consider
That same sort of reader — the one who might utter something to the effect of “Pshaw” apropos Dan Straily — should consider maybe how Dan Straily is glorious, or “full of glory.”
Dan Straily Update
Dan Straily pitched Tuesday night — and struggled — for Triple-A Sacramento. Line: 2.2 IP, 17 TBF, 2 K, 1 BB, 3:0 GO:AO. And more line: 8 H, 6 ER, 6 R.
Regarding Dan Straily, What Is With Him
The author’s thoughts, and at least two-thirds of his prayers, are with Dan Straily.
Today’s Notable Games
Los Angeles NL at Colorado | 15:10 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
Perhaps the reader is curious about whom — after the Dodgers’ various acquisitions — about whom is playing for same. Here, in any case, is the Dodger lineup from Tuesday night:
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: None, Really.
New York NL at Philadelphia | 19:05 ET
If we accept the proposition that some games are for “all of the marbles,” then we should readily accept that this game, between the Mets and Phillies, are for basically zero of the marbles — at least so far as “championship-winning” is concerned. Talented rookie Matt Harvey (36.0 IP, 84 xFIP-, 0.8 WAR) faces Cole Hamels (177.1 IP, 85 xFIP-, 3.4 WAR), though, which is promising aesthetically.
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 4.0.
Note: the following Game Scores include the poorly conceived playoff-odds adjustment discussed in a recent edition of Daily Notes. Also note: the following table is entirely sortable.
|J.A. Happ||TOR||6||5||6||7||10||NYA||CC Sabathia||13:05|
|Joe Blanton||LAN||8||1||5||7||4||COL||D. Pomeranz||15:10|
|Mat Latos||CIN||8||4||5||7||7||AZ||Patrick Corbin||15:40|
|Tommy Hanson||ATL||4||8||2||6||2||SD||Eric Stults||18:35|
|Dylan Axelrod||CHA||5||4||4||1||2||BAL||M. Gonzalez||19:05|
|Matt Harvey||NYN||10||2||6||5||9||PHI||Cole Hamels||19:05|
|Travis Blackley||OAK||4||6||3||2||4||CLE||Corey Kluber||19:05|
|Joe Kelly||STL||7||9||6||4||4||PIT||W. Rodriguez||19:05|
|Alex Cobb||TB||7||5||5||8||5||TEX||Matt Harrison||19:05|
|Ross Detwiler||WAS||5||6||3||3||6||MIA||Jacob Turner*||19:10|
|Mike Fiers||MIL||7||8||6||1||10||CHN||Jeff Samardzija||20:05|
|Barry Zito||SF||0||3||0||4||0||HOU||Dallas Keuchel||20:05|
|Anibal Sanchez||DET||7||4||5||7||4||KC||Bruce Chen||20:10|
|Jason Vargas||SEA||3||4||0||4||0||MIN||Samuel Deduno||20:10|
|Zach Stewart*||BOS||6||6||4||8||4||LAA||C.J. Wilson||22:05|
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