Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 7/31/12

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

1. Featured Game: New York NL at San Francisco, 22:15 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Featured Game: New York NL at San Francisco, 22:15 ET
What’s Notable About This Game
What’s notable about this game is how Mets right-hander Matt Harvey is starting it for the Mets.

Regarding Matt Harvey, Who That Is
Matt Harvey is the 23-year-old pitching prospect who, in his debut this past Thursday against Arizona, made love to the strike zone with his ample repertoire.

Regarding Harvey, His Line from That Arizona Start
Here’s Harvey’s line from that start against Arizona on Thursday (box): 5.1 IP, 23 TBF, 11 K, 3 BB, 3 GB on 9 batted-balls (33.3% GB), 1.73 xFIP.

Video from the Arizona Start
Here’s video from Harvey’s debut against the Diamondbacks:

Four Notable Pitches from That Video
Here are the four most notable pitches from that video of Harvey’s debut:

• The slider to Gerardo Parra at 0:12.
• The other slider to Gerardo Parra, at 0:52.
• The slider to Aaron Hill at 1:47.
• The fastball to Paul Goldschmidt at 1:54.

Other Video of Harvey
Here’s a different, and even more filthy, video of Harvey:

 

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Readers’ Preferred Broadcast
Per the results of our offseason crowdsourcing project, FanGraphs readers prefer San Francisco Radio (link) — although, New York NL Television will likely have the sexier replays of Matt Harvey’s slider.

Other Notable Games
Detroit at Boston | 19:10 ET
Justin Verlander (155.2 IP, 82 xFIP-, 4.2 WAR),, tied with Zack Greinke for the league lead in pitching WAR, throws in front of the considerably above-average Boston camera.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Detroit or Boston radio.

St. Louis at Colorado | 20:40 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
The league’s three unluckiest teams, according to WAR:


Team W L Win% WAR W WAR L WAR% Diff Cardinals 54 48 .529 61.5 40.5 .603 7.5 Phillies 45 57 .441 51.4 50.6 .504 6.4 Rockies 37 63 .370 42.8 57.2 .428 5.8

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: St. Louis Radio.

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 4.9.

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.


Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time Chris Tillman BAL 5 0 4 7 6 NYA Ivan Nova 19:05 Cliff Lee PHI 9 5 7 7 10 WAS Stephe. Strasburg 19:05 Justin Verlander DET 9 4 8 5 6 BOS Josh Beckett 19:10 Ricky Nolasco MIA 4 3 5 8 8 ATL Kris Medlen* 19:10 Jason Marquis SD 4 6 3 4 6 CIN Homer Bailey 19:10 Jered Weaver LAA 4 6 5 8 5 TEX Derek Holland 20:05 A.J. Burnett PIT 7 4 4 0 6 CHN Ryan Dempster 20:05 Francisco Liriano CHA 7 4 3 4 1 MIN Nick Blackburn 20:10 Derek Lowe CLE 1 4 2 7 5 KC Luke Hochevar 20:10 Dallas Keuchel HOU 0 5 2 7 6 MIL Yovani Gallardo 20:10 Kyle Lohse STL 4 9 5 8 5 COL Jeff Francis 20:40 James Shields TB 8 4 7 6 6 OAK Tommy Milone 22:05 Wade Miley AZ 7 7 6 1 6 LAN Chris Capuano 22:10 Aaron Laffey TOR 4 8 3 4 3 SEA Jason Vargas 22:10 Matt Harvey* NYN 14 4 9 3 7 SF Tim Lincecum 22:15

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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