Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 8/29/12

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

1. Dan Straily-Related Information
2. Today’s Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Dan Straily-Related Information
Regarding Who Dan Straily Is, First of All
Dan Straily is the 23-year-old and right-handed Oakland prospect who entered play Tuesday leading all minor-league pitchers in strikeouts, with 179.

Regarding Who Dan Straily Is, Also
Another thing about Dan Straily is, is he posted this line with Oakland in three minor-league starts not that long ago: 17.0 IP, 17.1% K, 5.7% BB, 28.3% GB, 4.56 SIERA, 116 xFIP-, 0.0 WAR.

Regarding One Type of Reader, What He Might Say
It’s entirely possible that a certain type of reader — inspecting Straily’s line, etc. — a certain type of reader might utter something to the effect of “Pshaw.”

Regarding That Same Sort of Reader, What He Maybe Should Consider
That same sort of reader — the one who might utter something to the effect of “Pshaw” apropos Dan Straily — should consider maybe how Dan Straily is glorious, or “full of glory.”

Dan Straily Update
Dan Straily pitched Tuesday night — and struggled — for Triple-A Sacramento. Line: 2.2 IP, 17 TBF, 2 K, 1 BB, 3:0 GO:AO. And more line: 8 H, 6 ER, 6 R.

Regarding Dan Straily, What Is With Him
The author’s thoughts, and at least two-thirds of his prayers, are with Dan Straily.

Today’s Notable Games
Los Angeles NL at Colorado | 15:10 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
Perhaps the reader is curious about whom — after the Dodgers’ various acquisitions — about whom is playing for same. Here, in any case, is the Dodger lineup from Tuesday night:

1. Mark Ellis, 2B
2. Shane Victorino, LF
3. Matt Kemp, CF
4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
5. Hanley Ramirez, SS
6. Andre Ethier, RF
7. Adam Kennedy, 3B
8. A.J. Ellis, C
9. Chris Capuano, P

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: None, Really.

New York NL at Philadelphia | 19:05 ET
If we accept the proposition that some games are for “all of the marbles,” then we should readily accept that this game, between the Mets and Phillies, are for basically zero of the marbles — at least so far as “championship-winning” is concerned. Talented rookie Matt Harvey (36.0 IP, 84 xFIP-, 0.8 WAR) faces Cole Hamels (177.1 IP, 85 xFIP-, 3.4 WAR), though, which is promising aesthetically.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: New York 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 4.0.

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 J.A. Happ TOR 6 5 6 7 10 NYA CC Sabathia 13:05 Joe Blanton LAN 8 1 5 7 4 COL D. Pomeranz 15:10 Mat Latos CIN 8 4 5 7 7 AZ Patrick Corbin 15:40 Tommy Hanson ATL 4 8 2 6 2 SD Eric Stults 18:35 Dylan Axelrod CHA 5 4 4 1 2 BAL M. Gonzalez 19:05 Matt Harvey NYN 10 2 6 5 9 PHI Cole Hamels 19:05 Travis Blackley OAK 4 6 3 2 4 CLE Corey Kluber 19:05 Joe Kelly STL 7 9 6 4 4 PIT W. Rodriguez 19:05 Alex Cobb TB 7 5 5 8 5 TEX Matt Harrison 19:05 Ross Detwiler WAS 5 6 3 3 6 MIA Jacob Turner* 19:10 Mike Fiers MIL 7 8 6 1 10 CHN Jeff Samardzija 20:05 Barry Zito SF 0 3 0 4 0 HOU Dallas Keuchel 20:05 Anibal Sanchez DET 7 4 5 7 4 KC Bruce Chen 20:10 Jason Vargas SEA 3 4 0 4 0 MIN Samuel Deduno 20:10 Zach Stewart* BOS 6 6 4 8 4 LAA C.J. Wilson 22:05

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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