Originally written on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 5/5/13
Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Featured Game: Boston at Texas, 15:05 ET 2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game) 3. Today’s Complete Schedule Featured Game: Boston at Texas, 15:05 ET Regarding Texas, Who’s Starting for Them Starting this game for Texas is talented right-hander Yu Darvish. Regarding Yu Darvish, What He’s Done This Season In terms of what Yu Darvish has done this season, here are numbers which tell much of that that story: 38.2 IP , 38.4% K, 8.6% BB, 51.9% GB, 2.18 SIERA, 56 xFIP-, 1.8 WAR, 1.6 RA9-Wins Ranks: Darvish Relative to the League Here are those same numbers as above, except also now with Darvish’s rank in each relative to the league’s 107 qualified starters: 38.2 IP (37th), 38.4% K (1st), 8.6% BB (74th), 51.9% GB (21st), 2.18 SIERA (1st), 56 xFIP- (2nd), 1.8 WAR (3rd), 1.6 RA9-Wins (12th). Graph: Darvish Relative to the League Here are those same numbers, mostly — except in graph form and with, instead of his rank, Darvish’s percentile relative to the league’s 107 qualified starters: Regarding That Graph, A Chilling Fact A chilling fact regarding that graph is how long the author spent crafting it — a figure which (a) the author won’t divulge, but would (b) sicken his ancestors who endured cold and illness and poverty and Connecticut to make a life in this country. Regarding That Graph, A Second Chilling Fact A second chilling fact with regard to that graph above is how not only did it require a substantial allocation of time in terms of minutes and hours, but also how the author really should have gone with his wife to Trader Joe’s by now, seeing as he only has the rental car for another hour or so. In Conclusion In conclusion, this portion of the Daily Notes is now concluded. Readers’ Preferred Broadcast Per the results of our crowdsourcing project from the 2011-2012 offseason, FanGraphs readers prefer Texas Radio (link). Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game) Oakland at New York AL | 13:05 ET Dan Straily pitches for Oakland. The right-hander, who led all the minors in strikeouts last season, has made two starts and struck out 11 and six, respectively, in them. He has a 1.88 SIERA and 55 xFIP-. Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Oakland Radio. Cincinnati at Chicago NL | 14:20 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game*** The entirely competent Mat Latos (39.1 IP, 79 xFIP-, 1.0 WAR) faces the nearly as competent Edwin Jackson (33.0 IP, 94 xFIP-, 0.6 WAR). Here’s a trivia question one can ask oneself or one’s friend: Who’s the currently Cubs leader in WAR, among field players? The answer is here. Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Chicago NL 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 5.1. Note: the following table is entirely sortable. Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time Mike Pelfrey MIN 0 3 4 10 7 CLE Corey Kluber* 13:05 Dan Straily* OAK 9 6 7 6 6 NYA Andy Pettitte 13:05 Joe Saunders SEA 1 4 2 2 3 TOR Bran. Morrow 13:07 Jon Niese NYN 1 8 4 8 5 ATL Tim Hudson 13:35 Gio Gonzalez WAS 7 2 5 8 3 PIT Wan. Rodriguez 13:35 Jose Quintana CHA 5 1 5 7 5 KC Wade Davis 14:10 Jaime Garcia STL 7 3 6 6 6 MIL Marco Estrada 14:10 Mat Latos CIN 8 3 7 5 7 CHN Edwin Jackson 14:20 Kevin Slowey MIA 5 0 4 2 5 PHI Roy Halladay 14:35 Jon Lester BOS 6 9 8 4 10 TEX Yu Darvish 15:05 Jason Hammel BAL 0 7 3 3 4 LAA Jer. Williams* 15:35 Ian Kennedy AZ 3 5 3 4 2 SD Ed. Volquez 16:10 Justin Verlander DET 8 5 6 6 3 HOU Philip Humber 16:10 Alex Cobb TB 7 9 7 7 5 COL Jhoulys Chacin 16:10 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAN 9 2 6 6 5 SF Matt Cain 20:00 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.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Fenway Park staff reportedly confiscating Don Orsillo signs

Titans' Marcus Mariota: ‘Statistics don’t matter to me’

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

FSU names Everett Golson starting QB for 2015

UCLA's Ishmael Adams arrested for suspicion of felony robbery

AJ Green heading for contract stalemate with Bengals?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: NFL offered to cut Brady suspension to 3 games

Report: Tristan Thompson won’t take below max from Cavs

Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension upheld

Report: Redskins players happy RG3 was benched

Isaiah Thomas rips list that ranks him 88th-best in NBA

Australian television want 49ers to showcase Jarryd Hayne

WATCH: Kevin Kiermaier robs Manny Machado home run shot

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Caroline Wozniacki smoking on cover of ‘Rhapsody’ magazine

Could Robert Griffin III be the NFL’s next Steve Young?

Spurrier: SEC fans right to be upset with Ohio State's schedule

Report: 'Deranged' fan shot outside WWE building

Report: Brady convinced Harbaugh to return to Michigan

Ronda Rousey gets Venice mural from artist Jonas Never

Redskins TE wants to know who's leaking stories to ESPN

WWE superstar's girlfriend fired over Nazi Instagram posts

Madison Bumgarner has once again put Giants on his back

Following Arrieta’s no-hitter, Cubs hit the road in pajamas

Five NFL teams that should sign Fred Jackson

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Urban Meyer won't announce QB before season

Teammates relieved RG3 was benched?

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

10 takeaways from Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Cubs' Jake Arrieta no-hits the Dodgers

Chicago Bears release Tim Jennings

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker