Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 9/28/12
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Action Footage: R.A. Dickey Throws a Changeup
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Action Footage: R.A. Dickey Throws a Changeup
A Thing That R.A. Dickey Did Yesterday
A thing that Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey did on Thursday was to tie his career-high in strikeouts, with 13.
Another Thing R.A. Dickey Did Yesterday
Another thing R.A. Dickey did on Thursday was to record his 12th strikeout — against Pirates outfielder Garrett Jones in the eighth inning — was to record it via the changeup, a pitch he throws about one percent of the time or zero percent of the time.
Dickey’s Eighth-Inning Changeup
Here’s an animated GIF of the changeup Dickey threw to Garrett Jones in the eighth inning yesterday for his (i.e. Dickey’s) 12th strikeout:

Dickey’s Same Eighth-Inning Changeup, Except Slower
Here’s slow-motion footage of that same changeup R.A. Dickey threw to Garrett Jones in the eighth inning yesterday:

Dickey’s Eighth-Inning Changeup, The Slowest
Here’s the slowest available footage of that same changeup from R.A. Dickey — still to Garrett Jones, and still in the eighth inning of yesterday’s game:

Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
San Francisco at San Diego | 22:05 ET
Left-hander, and former independent league pitcher, Andrew Werner makes his seventh major-league start. Here’s his entirely competent line through the first six of them: 33.0 IP, 22.3% K, 8.6% BB, 57.0% GB, 3.57 SIERA, 92 xFIP-, 0.1 WAR.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: San Francisco 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 3.7.
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


Aaron Cook
BOS
2
5
2
3
5
BAL
Chris Tillman
19:05


Homer Bailey
CIN
6
4
4
4
8
PIT
A.J. Burnett
19:05


Will Smith
KC
3
7
2
2
4
CLE
David Huff*
19:05


Hiroki Kuroda
NYA
6
7
3
4
4
TOR
Chad Jenkins*
19:07


Cliff Lee
PHI
10
6
5
4
4
MIA
Mark Buehrle
19:10


Jon Niese
NYN
7
2
3
6
4
ATL
Tim Hudson
19:35


Jered Weaver
LAA
4
7
4
6
6
TEX
Ryan Dempster
20:05


Drew Smyly
DET
6
5
4
4
5
MIN
Scott Diamond
20:10


Edgar Gonzalez*
HOU
6
3
4
9
6
MIL
Yovani Gallardo
20:10


Jer. Hellickson
TB
4
6
4
4
4
CHA
Gavin Floyd
20:10


Edwin Jackson
WAS
8
7
6
8
8
STL
Adam Wainwright
20:15


Travis Wood
CHN
3
2
2
7
5
AZ
Ian Kennedy
21:40


Blake Beavan
SEA
3
4
4
7
7
OAK
A.J. Griffin
22:05


Ryan Vogelsong
SF
3
4
3
7
7
SD
Andrew Werner
22:05


Jeff Francis
COL
5
7
5
1
10
LAN
Clayton Kershaw
22:10



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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