Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 6/9/12

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

1. Actual News: Daniel Bard and Trevor Bauer at Triple-A
2. Today’s Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Actual News: Daniel Bard and Trevor Bauer at Triple-A
Regarding Trevor Bauer
Right-handed Arizona pitching prospect Trevor Bauer made his fifth start for Triple-A Reno on Friday following his mid-May promotion to same. Here’s his line from that start: 7.0 IP, 27 TBF, 11 K, 2 BB, 0 HR. And now here’s his line at Triple-A: 32.0 IP, 11.8 K/9, 3.9 BB/9, 0.3 HR/9.

What That Is in Terms of FIP
That brings Bauer’s Triple-A FIP to about 2.30. The PCL league average, according to Minor League Central, is 4.13.

Regarding Daniel Bard
Bard made his debut for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday after his recent demotion to same. His line (against Pittsburgh affiliate Indianapolis): 1.0 IP, 7 TBF, 2 K, 0 BB, 2 HBP.

When He’ll Next Pitch
Bard will next pitch for Pawtucket on Monday — likely two or three innings, according to Paul Kenyon of the Providence Journal.

Video from That Same Pawtucket Game
Here’s video from that same Pawtucket game in which Bard pitched.

First, of the real, live Mark Prior striking out Indy catcher Tony Sanchez on a curveball:

And also of the still real and still live Mark Prior striking out the next batter, Anderson Hernandez, also on a curveball:

Prior’s Line at Pawtucket, Currently
Here’s Mark Prior’s line with Pawtucket that you were wondering about: 4.2 IP, 19 BF, 10 K, 2 BB, 0 HR.

Today’s Notable Games
Washington at Boston | 16:05 ET
Returning from Tommy John surgery, Boston’s Daisuke Matsuzaka makes his first major-league appearance since last May. His line in six rehab starts are Triple-A Pawtucket: 28.1 IP, 6.35 K/9, 2.22 BB/9, 1.59 HR/9, 5.14 FIP.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Boston Radio.

Detroit at Cincinnati | 16:10 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
Justin Verlander, who has the second-best WAR among all pitchers, faces Joey Votto, who actually has the highest WAR among all batters.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Detroit Radio.

San Diego at Milwaukee | 16:10 ET
Very hard-throwing right-hander Andrew Cashner begins his transition to the starting rotation tonight — although, is only expected to throw three innings.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Milwaukee 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 5.5.

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 Jeff Samardzija CHN 10 2 5 2 7 MIN Scott Diamond 14:10 Vance Worley PHI 7 5 6 4 4 BAL Tommy Hunter 16:05 Scott Feldman* TEX 2 10 3 5 2 SF Ryan Vogelsong 16:05 Drew Hutchison TOR 5 6 6 7 4 ATL Tommy Hanson 16:05 Gio Gonzalez WAS 10 5 8 5 5 BOS D. Matsuzaka* 16:05 Dan Haren LAA 6 3 6 8 5 COL Jeff Francis* 16:10 Justin Verlander DET 9 4 6 4 5 CIN Bronson Arroyo 16:10 Jordan Lyles HOU 5 5 6 5 10 CHA Chris Sale 16:10 Andrew Cashner* SD 8 6 6 6 7 MIL Michael Fiers* 16:10 Justin Masterson CLE 3 4 5 10 4 STL Kyle Lohse 19:15 Vin Mazzaro* KC 5 5 5 2 7 PIT James McDonald 19:15 Clayton Kershaw LAN 9 5 5 5 2 SEA Jason Vargas 19:15 Dillon Gee NYN 9 2 6 5 5 NYA Phil Hughes 19:15 Matt Moore TB 6 5 5 4 4 MIA Carlos Zambrano 19:15 Jarrod Parker OAK 3 3 4 5 5 AZ Trevor Cahill 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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