Daily Notes: Minutes of the Corey Kluber Society Meeting

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

1. Minutes of the Corey Kluber Society Meeting — 11 June 2013
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Minutes of the Corey Kluber Society Meeting — 11 June 2013
Called to Order
Meeting called to order in Arlington, Texas, at approximately 8:05pm ET by umpire Mark Wegner.

Members Present
Not entirely clear. Members scattered throughout nation (and world), in front of televisions or other connective devices.

Members Not Present
Steve, probably.

Reading of Agenda
To approve the agenda for 11 June 2013 — which agenda mostly concerns watching Corey Kluber‘s start at our different houses.

Motion carried.

Agenda for the meeting on 11 June 2013 approved without modification.

Business: First Motion
Motion from Carson Cistulli
Corey Kluber performed more ably than usual on Tuesday night so far as run prevention is concerned, allowing just a single run over 8.0 innings against the Rangers (box).

Motion carried.

Corey Kluber prevented runs more ably than usual.

Business: Second Motion
Motion from Carson Cistulli
So far as overall defense-independent indicators are concerned — in this case, his 3:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 56.5% ground-ball rate — Kluber’s Tuesday night start was actually his second-least effective one of the season.

Motion carried. (Steve texted. Is running late. Votes in favor.)

Kluber’s defense-independent indicators not excellent.

Business: Third Motion
Motion from Carson Cistulli
Kluber’s Tuesday start was a mixed blessing insofar as raising awareness about Corey Kluber is concerned — insofar as he (a) was excellent at preventing runs but also (b) less excellent than usual at those things which generally lead to run prevention.

Motion carried. (Steve just arriving, approves.)

Kluber’s Tuesday start is a mixed blessing for Corey Kluber awareness.

Business: Fourth Motion
Motion from Steve
We should all watch Kluber’s last pitch from his start — that curveball to strike out Lance Berkman to end eighth inning.

Motion carried.

We will all watch the curveball Steve mentioned to end the eighth:

Kluber Berk SLOW

Meeting Adjourned
Meeting adjourned at ca. 11:00pm ET.

Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
Arizona at Los Angeles NL | 22:10 ET
Patrick Corbin (81.2 IP, 99 xFIP-, 1.9 WAR) faces Hyun-Jin Ryu (79.1 IP, 88 xFIP-, 1.5 WAR). The former is currently sixth among all starters by WAR calculated with run allowed (as opposed to FIP).

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Los Angeles 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 5.3.

Note: the following table is entirely sortable.

Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
Jerome Williams LAA 5 6 5 8 3 BAL Jason Hammel 12:35
Justin Verlander DET 9 7 7 4 7 KC James Shields 14:10
Mike Leake CIN 6 4 5 5 4 CHN Travis Wood 14:20
Paul Maholm ATL 5 8 5 8 2 SD Edinson Volquez 15:40
Barry Zito SF 1 5 6 6 10 PIT Francisco Liriano 19:05
Alfredo Aceves* BOS 2 9 5 9 6 TB Chris Archer* 19:10
Alfredo Figaro* MIL 8 4 5 0 4 MIA Kevin Slowey 19:10
Shelby Miller STL 10 3 7 6 5 NYN Dillon Gee 19:10
Ubaldo Jimenez CLE 6 7 6 3 7 TEX Nick Tepesch 20:05
Tyler Cloyd PHI 0 2 1 3 0 MIN Mike Pelfrey 20:10
Esmil Rogers* TOR 4 6 6 0 9 CHA Chris Sale 20:10
Ross Ohlendorf* WAS 5 1 4 10 3 COL Jorge de la Rosa 20:40
Phil Hughes NYA 6 4 6 7 6 OAK Dan Straily 22:05
Patrick Corbin AZ 7 3 6 2 7 LAN Hyun-Jin Ryu 22:10
Jordan Lyles HOU 5 3 5 5 5 SEA J. Bonderman* 22:10

To learn how Pitcher and Team NERD Scores are calculated, 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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