Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 6/17/13
Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Minutes of the Corey Kluber Society Meeting — 16 June 2013 2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game 3. Today’s Complete Schedule Minutes of the Corey Kluber Society Meeting — 16 June 2013 Called to Order Meeting called to order in Cleveland, Ohio, at approximately 1:05pm ET by umpire Mark Carlson. Members Present As noted previously, not entirely clear. Although, one assumes that all members who are present are bound by their dual interests in Truth and Beauty. Reading of Agenda Motion To approve the agenda for 16 June 2013 — which agenda mostly concerns watching Corey Kluber‘s start on a couch somewhere. Vote Motion carried. Resolved Agenda for the meeting on 16 June 2013 approved without modification. Business: First Motion Motion from Carson Cistulli In terms of raising awareness in society of Corey Kluber, members should consider noting in public that Kluber recorded the third-lowest xFIP of all starters on Sunday, and also the highest WAR, both as calculated using FIP and also runs allowed. It’s also probably worth mentioning that Kluber has posted the third-lowest park-adjusted xFIP (63 xFIP-) among 111 qualified starters over the last month. Vote Motion carried. Resolved Citing Kluber’s defense-independent and also just his regular numbers will help promote Corey Kluber awareness. Business: Second Motion Motion from Carson Cistulli The enterprising internet user who added information regarding the Corey Kluber Society to Kluber’s own Wikipedia page ought to be recognized for his or her efforts. Vote Motion carried enthusiastically. Resolved Wikipedia user ought to be recognized. Business: Third Motion Motion from Carson Cistulli The internet user who reverted Corey Kluber’s Wikipedia page back to its previous state (i.e. before information regarding the Society was added) was doing so merely out of respect for that site’s integrity and not with any sense of malice directed at or towards the Society. Vote Motion carried, but with considerable discussion. Resolved (Mostly) The internet user who reverted Kluber’s Wikipedia page is likely not a human manifestation of the abstract concept Evil. Business: Fourth Motion Motion from Carson Cistulli We should all watch the three consecutive strikeouts Kluber recorded after an error by third baseman John McDonald put runners at first and third with no outs. Vote Motion carried. Resolved Here’s the first one, via a front-hip two-seamer to Adam LaRoche: And the second one, by means of a slider to Jayson Werth: And then third, a curve to Ian Desmond: Meeting Adjourned Meeting adjourned at ca. 3:25pm ET. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game Kansas City at Cleveland | 19:05 ET James Shields (100.0 IP, 86 xFIP-, 2.3 WAR) faces Carlos Carrasco (7.2 IP, 161 xFIP- -0.2). The latter, despite poor numbers in both his major-league starts this season, has actually been rather effective at Triple-A Columbus, having recorded a 50:14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 47.2 innings over 10 appearances (nine starts). 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 5.4. Note: the following table is entirely sortable. Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time Travis Wood CHN 3 5 6 3 10 STL Shelby Miller 19:05 James Shields KC 6 4 6 7 7 CLE Carlos Carrasco* 19:05 Dan Haren WAS 6 2 5 2 5 PHI John Lannan* 19:05 Jorge de la Rosa COL 3 10 5 5 5 TOR Josh Johnson 19:07 Jake Arrieta* BAL 5 8 8 7 10 DET Max Scherzer 19:08 Dillon Gee NYN 5 6 6 8 6 ATL Tim Hudson 19:10 Francisco Liriano PIT 10 6 7 4 6 CIN Mike Leake 19:10 Dan Straily OAK 6 7 6 3 7 TEX Nick Tepesch 20:05 Jose Quintana CHA 4 1 3 3 3 HOU Bud Norris 20:10 Jacob Turner MIA 8 1 6 3 7 AZ Patrick Corbin 21:40 Aaron Harang SEA 6 4 4 6 2 LAA Jason Vargas 22:05 Edinson Volquez SD 2 8 3 6 1 SF Barry Zito 22:15 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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