Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 8/18/12

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

1. Featured Game: Chicago (NL) at Cincinnati, 19:10 ET
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Featured Game: Chicago (NL) at Cincinnati, 19:10 ET
Regarding This Game, Why It’s Notable
This game is notable on account of it features the major-league debut of Todd Redmond, who starts for the Reds.

Regarding Todd Redmond, Who That Even Is
Todd Redmond is a 27-year-old right-hander drafted originally by Pittsburgh in the 39th round of the 2004 draft out of St. Petersburg College. He was traded to Atlanta in 2008 and then again, about a month ago, to Cincinnati in exchange for Paul Janish.

Regarding Todd Redmond, His Numbers at Triple-A This Season
Here’s Todd Redmond’s Triple-A line at Triple-A this season: 134.2 IP, 8.4 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, 1.1 HR/9, 3.62 FIP.

Regarding Todd Redmond, What He Throws
As best as the author can ascertain from the internet, Todd Redmond throws a fastball at around 90 mph, a curveball, a slider, and a changeup.

Regarding Todd Redmond, What He Throws (Part II)
From a piece by David O’Brien this June:

“We always give him (grief) because he’s got the invisi-ball,” said Kris Medlen, who played with Redmond in Gwinnett this year and Double-A Mississippi in 2008. “He always goes seven or eight innings, but he throws these belt-high to belly button-high 90 mph (fastballs). If I threw them they’d get crushed but it doesn’t. Some things you can’t explain.”

Regarding “Some Things You Can’t Explain,” Other Examples
Here are three other things you can’t explain:

• The works — all of them — of French philosopher Jacques Derrida.
• What is a Lyman-alpha forest.
• The ladies! (Amirite, fellas?!? Yuk, yuk, yuk.)

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast
Per the results of our offseason crowdsourcing project, FanGraphs readers prefer Chicago Radio (link).

Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
Cleveland at Oakland | 21:05 ET
Through his first three career major-league starts, right-hander Corey Kluber, who pitches tonight for Cleveland, has thrown his fastball at an average of 93.5 mph, a figure that would place him eighth among all qualified starters (tied with Edinson Volquez) by that measurement.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Cleveland 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 4.4.

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 Roy Oswalt TEX 9 6 5 6 6 TOR C. Villanueva 13:07 Jeff Samardzija CHN 10 1 5 4 7 CIN Johnny Cueto 13:10 Jon Lester BOS 7 6 5 7 7 NYA David Phelps* 16:05 Erik Bedard PIT 5 5 7 9 7 STL Lance Lynn 16:05 Patrick Corbin AZ 7 7 5 4 6 HOU Jordan Lyles 19:05 Zach Britton BAL 2 1 4 4 7 DET Rick Porcello 19:05 Jon Niese NYN 7 2 4 6 6 WAS Edwin Jackson 19:05 Jake Peavy CHA 6 5 4 8 4 KC Bruce Chen 19:10 Brooks Raley* CHN 4 1 4 4 10 CIN Todd Redmond* 19:10 Aaron Harang LAN 2 1 4 8 6 ATL Ben Sheets 19:10 Cole Hamels PHI 9 5 6 8 7 MIL Mike Fiers 19:10 Nathan Eovaldi MIA 4 3 2 8 4 COL Tyler Chatwood* 20:10 Barry Zito SF 0 3 1 6 2 SD Eric Stults 20:35 Corey Kluber* CLE 7 3 5 6 4 OAK Bartolo Colon 21:05 Alex Cobb TB 7 4 7 8 4 LAA C.J. Wilson 21:05 Scott Diamond MIN 6 4 2 4 3 SEA Jason Vargas 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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