Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 6/15/13
Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Today’s Notable Games 2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game 3. Today’s Complete Schedule Today’s Notable Games Los Angeles NL at Pittsburgh | 16:05 ET Clayton Kershaw (100.1 IP, 83 xFIP-, 2.6 WAR) faces Brandon Cumpton (N/A). The latter makes his major-league debut in place of the injured A.J. Burnett. His most relevant numbers at Triple-A Indianapolis: 11 G, 10 GS, 65.1 IP, 6.75 K/9, 3.03 BB/9, 0.55 HR/9, 3.69 FIP. Tim Williams of Pirates Prospsects has a very current and also thorough scouting report on Cumpton. In summary: Cumpton is ground-ball oriented; his slider isn’t hopeless; might have have trouble against left-handed batters. Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Pittsburgh Radio or Television. San Francisco at Atlanta | 16:05 ET Chad Gaudin (42.2 IP, 99 xFIP-, 0.6 WAR) faces Mike Minor (84.2 IP, 93 xFIP-, 1.6 WAR). The former, despite vomiting twice during the course of it, posted a 7:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio against Arizona in his last start (box). In fact, Gaudin has been rather more effective than one might have otherwise expected during his limited time as a member of the San Francisco rotation, posting a 3.18 xFIP in 12.0 innings. Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: San Francisco Radio or Television. Seattle at Oakland | 19:15 ET Felix Hernandez (97.2 IP, 63 xFIP-, 2.9 WAR) faces A.J. Griffin (83.1 IP, 104 xFIP-, 0.8 WAR). Nick Franklin Status Update: 63 PA, 12.7% BB, 15.9% K, .309/.397/.509 (.349 BABIP), 158 xFIP-, 0.8 WAR. Mike Zunino Status Update: 8 PA, 12.5% BB, 25.0% K, .286/.375/.714 (.250 BABIP), 201 wRC+, 0.1 WAR. Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Oakland Radio. Washington at Cleveland | 19:15 ET Jordan Zimmermann (94.2 IP, 91 xFIP-, 2.1 WAR) faces Scott Kazmir (52.1 IP, 99 xFIP-, 0.3 WAR). Here are the top-five teams by park-adjusted home-run rate (or, at least by the author’s likely flawed calculation of same): Rank Teams aHR/PA 1 Braves 3.6% 2 Indians 3.2% 3 Orioles 3.2% 4 Rays 3.1% 5 Blue Jays 3.0% Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Cleveland or Washington Radio. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game Arizona at San Diego | 22:10 ET Wade Miley (77.1 IP, 105 xFIP-, 0.6 WAR) faces Jason Marquis (77.2 IP, 122 xFIP, -1.2 WAR). A brief glance suggests that the latter almost certainly has recorded the largest gap among starting pitchers between WAR as calculated by FIP (-1.2) and WAR as calculated by runs allowed (+0.6). Author’s Preferred Broadcast: Arizona Television. 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 5.3. Note: the following table is entirely sortable. Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time Scott Feldman CHN 3 5 4 6 3 NYN Jon Niese 13:10 John Lackey BOS 6 9 6 8 3 BAL Freddy Garcia 16:05 Clayton Kershaw LAN 9 3 7 6 7 PIT Br. Cumpton* 16:05 Chad Gaudin* SF 7 6 7 8 8 ATL Mike Minor 16:05 R.A. Dickey TOR 8 5 6 3 6 TEX Josh Lindblom* 16:05 Jeremy Guthrie KC 2 4 5 9 8 TB Alex Cobb 16:10 Yovani Gallardo MIL 5 4 6 4 9 CIN Homer Bailey 16:10 Jon. Pettibone PHI 4 2 6 10 9 COL Tyler Chatwood 16:10 Lance Lynn STL 7 3 5 0 6 MIA Tom Koehler 16:10 John Danks CHA 7 1 3 3 0 HOU Lucas Harrell 19:15 Anibal Sanchez DET 10 7 5 3 1 MIN Samuel Deduno 19:15 David Phelps NYA 4 4 3 6 0 LAA Tommy Hanson 19:15 Felix Hernandez SEA 10 4 7 7 5 OAK A.J. Griffin 19:15 Jo. Zimmermann WAS 9 1 7 7 6 CLE Scott Kazmir 19:15 Wade Miley AZ 5 3 3 8 0 SD Jason Marquis 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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