Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 6/11/13
Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Meeting of the Corey Kluber Society Tonight 2. Today’s Notable Games 3. Today’s Complete Schedule Meeting of the Corey Kluber Society Tonight The Purpose of This Post The purpose of this post is to announce a meeting tonight, at 8:05pm ET, of the Corey Kluber Society. About the Corey Kluber Society The Corey Kluber Society (CKS), founded right now, is composed of individuals scattered across this absurd nation, all bound by their singular fascination with Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber. The Society’s constitution, should it ever be written, would very likely note that said individuals are dedicated to promoting awareness of Kluber’s talents despite what fascist metrics like “win-loss record” and “ERA” might otherwise suggest. Becoming a Member Because there are no dues, nor any other sort of obligation, becoming a member is easy: one need only linger on Corey Kluber’s player profile and allow himself to become singularly fascinated. Attending a Meeting Meetings are informal and held during Kluber’s starts — on every member’s own respective couch, generally — beginning with Kluber’s first pitch and ending with his (i.e. Kluber’s last one). Regional Chapters Chapters of the Society are formed spontaneously — and dissipate just as quickly — at any moment when two or more individuals invoke Kluber’s name and recognize that he is surprisingly talented for a 27-year-old who entered the season with just 67 major-league innings pitched. Inspirational Text: Corey Kluber’s Curveball Here’s slow-motion and inspirational footage of Kluber curveball from a recent start against Boston: Today’s Notable Games San Francisco at Pittsburgh | 19:05 ET Tim Lincecum (72.0 IP, 90 xFIP-, 0.6 WAR) faces Gerrit Cole (N/A). The latter, a former No. 1 overall pick, makes his major-league debut — which debut our Marc Hulet has discussed already this morning. Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: San Francisco Radio or Television. Toronto at Chicago AL | 20:10 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game*** Chien-Ming Wang (N/A) faces Jose Quintana (70.2 IP, 109 xFIP-, 1.2 WAR). The former signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees before the season and posted the following line in nine Triple-A starts: 58.0 IP, 3.88 K/9, 1.55 BB/9, 0.31 HR/9, 3.36 FIP. Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Toronto Radio, Perhaps*. *Broadcast team has changed since crowdsourcing project from 2011-12 offseason. 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 5.8. Note: the following table is entirely sortable. Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time Jason Vargas LAA 2 6 4 8 4 BAL Miguel Gonzalez 19:05 Tim Lincecum SF 7 6 9 5 12 PIT Gerrit Cole* 19:05 Jon Lester BOS 5 10 7 7 7 TB Rob. Hernandez 19:10 Wily Peralta MIL 6 4 5 0 6 MIA Jacob Turner* 19:10 Michael Wacha* STL 8 3 6 6 4 NYN Jeremy Hefner 19:10 Tony Cingrani CIN 9 4 6 5 5 CHN Matt Garza 20:05 Corey Kluber CLE 10 8 9 3 9 TEX Derek Holland 20:05 Max Scherzer DET 10 7 7 5 5 KC Wade Davis 20:10 Cole Hamels PHI 8 2 5 3 4 MIN P.J. Walters* 20:10 Chien-Ming Wang TOR 6 5 4 0 4 CHA Jose Quintana 20:10 Dan Haren WAS 5 1 5 10 4 COL Jhoulys Chacin 20:40 CC Sabathia NYA 7 5 6 7 5 OAK Bartolo Colon 22:05 Ian Kennedy AZ 4 3 3 2 3 LAN Zack Greinke 22:10 Tim Hudson ATL 6 8 7 8 6 SD Andrew Cashner 22:10 Bud Norris HOU 3 4 4 5 5 SEA Aaron Harang 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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