Daily Notes: Danny Salazar Early Afternoon in America

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

1. Danny Salazar Early Afternoon in America
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Danny Salazar Early Afternoon in America
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is to alert the present site’s readership to how young and hard-throwing matinee idol Danny Salazar is starting this afternoon for Cleveland (in Detroit) at 1:08pm ET.

Regarding Danny Salazar, What the People Are Saying
With regard to Danny Salazar, one comment people are making all over the place is, “He’s starting this afternoon against Detroit.”

Regarding Danny Salazar, What Else the People Are Saying
Also apropos Danny Salazar, another thing you’ll hear the people say is, “He’s both young and hard-throwing.”

Regarding These Sorts of Comments, Their Accuracy
While the thoughts and opinions of the vulgar crowd are often a byword for misinformation, in this particular case, they seem to’ve struck the right note so far as Danny Salazar is concerned.

A Potentially Useful Note with Regard to Danny Salazar’s Splitter
In his most recent start, at Atlanta, Danny Salazar threw his splitter — a pitch which itself has restored sight to the blind and ambulatory powers to those who previously lacked them — threw that formidable offering only nine times (out of 77 total pitches), inducing zero swings and misses from it.

Regarding That Potentially Useful Note, The Author’s Reaction
Surprise, and other behaviors resembling surprise.

Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
Cleveland at Detroit | 13:08 ET
Danny Salazar (27.0 IP, 76 xFIP-, 0.3 WAR) faces Justin Verlander (178.2 IP, 96 xFIP-, 3.7 WAR). The game in which often transcendent Danny Salazar is pitching is also today’s free game. Also of note today, however, is Alex Wood’s start for Atlanta at 5:00pm ET. Here’s Wood’s line thus far: 63.1 IP, 26.0% K, 7.9% BB, 49.4% GB, 78 xFIP-, 1.5 WAR.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Cleveland or Detroit 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 5.1.

Note: the following table is entirely sortable.

Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
Wei-Yin Chen BAL 3 9 4 3 4 NYA Andy Pettitte 13:05
James Shields KC 5 8 4 5 0 TOR J.A. Happ 13:07
Danny Salazar CLE 10 7 8 7 6 DET Justin Verlander 13:08
Andre Rienzo CHA 3 2 4 9 4 BOS Felix Doubront 13:35
Joe Kelly STL 4 3 5 6 5 PIT Undecided 13:35
C.J. Wilson LAA 4 7 4 3 4 MIL Kyle Lohse 14:10
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 7 4 5 4 3 HOU B. Oberholtzer 14:10
Kyle Kendrick PHI 3 0 2 4 1 CHN Jake Arrieta 14:20
Kevin Correia MIN 2 3 4 4 6 TEX Travis Blackley 15:05
Undecided TB 5 10 6 7 5 OAK A.J. Griffin 16:05
Mike Leake CIN 4 3 5 7 7 COL Tyler Chatwood 16:10
Tyson Ross SD 7 6 6 4 5 LAN Zack Greinke 16:10
Yusmeiro Petit* SF 6 4 6 2 9 AZ Patrick Corbin 16:10
Nathan Eovaldi MIA 7 1 8 8 10 ATL Alex Wood 17:00
Jon Niese NYN 5 7 5 3 4 WAS Ross Ohlendorf 20:05

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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10 years ago

When all is said and done today, I’ll want to’ve seen this afternoon’s free game.

And that Verlander kid’s supposed to bring some sweet stuff, too.

10 years ago
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Yeah, the fact that Verlander is going to put up 4 WAR in a down season shows he just might be able to live up to that insane contract.