Daily Notes, Ft. a Summary of Jeurys Familia’s Debut

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

1. Brief Summary: Jeurys Familia’s First MLB Start
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Brief Summary: Jeurys Familia’s First MLB Start
What Happened Last Night
Last night, Mets right-hander and noted prospect Jeurys Familia made his first major-league start (after seven relief appearances) — and did so in front of the excellent and straight-on Marlins center-field camera.

Familia’s Line
Here was Familia’s line from the same start (box): 4.0 IP, 17 TBF, 3 K, 6 BB, 3 GB on 8 batted-balls (37.5% GB), 7.94 xFIP.

Jeurys Familia’s Best Fastball
This is what Jeurys Familia’s best fastball looks like (to Carlos Lee in the second):

Jeurys Familia’s Best Slider
This is what Jeurys Familia’s best slider looks like (to Giancarlo Stanton in the third):

Jeurys Familia’s Other Pitches
Unfortunately, this is what most of Jeurys Familia’s other pitches looked like on Monday:

Today’s Notable Games
New York NL at Miami | 19:10 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
America’s most tender lover R.A. Dickey (222.2 IP, 84 xFIP-, 4.7 WAR) makes his final start of the season.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: New York Television (although, it might not feature Miami’s straight-on center-fielder camera).

Texas at Oakland | 22:05 ET
In Woody Allen’s 1975 comedy Love and Death, the Russian general gathers his soldiers and delivers a speech very much like this: “Men… Next week, we leave for the front. The object will be to kill as many Frenchmen as possible. Naturally, they are going to try and kill as many Russians as possible. If we kill more Frenchmen, we win. If they kill more Russians, they win.” I don’t think I need to tell you, reader, how relevant those words are to this game.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Texas 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 3.1.

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
Tommy Hanson ATL 4 6 2 4 3 PIT Kevin Correia 19:05
Jon Lester BOS 7 4 4 7 5 NYA David Phelps 19:05
Jake Peavy CHA 5 4 2 2 5 CLE Justin Masterson 19:05
Undecided PHI 5 6 4 7 8 WAS Gio Gonzalez 19:05
Anthony Swarzak* MIN 4 4 2 4 5 TOR Chad Jenkins* 19:07
Miguel Gonzalez BAL 3 3 3 7 8 TB James Shields 19:10
R.A. Dickey NYN 10 2 5 4 6 MIA Jacob Turner 19:10
Bud Norris HOU 6 4 2 2 2 CHN Chris Volstad 20:05
Doug Fister DET 7 4 3 6 2 KC Jeremy Guthrie 20:10
Anthony Bass SD 6 7 5 9 7 MIL Tyler Thornburg* 20:10
Mat Latos CIN 8 4 5 9 7 STL Chris Carpenter* 20:15
Jhoulys Chacin COL 1 6 3 7 8 AZ Patrick Corbin 21:40
Matt Harrison TEX 5 6 3 7 4 OAK Travis Blackley 22:05
Dan Haren LAA 5 7 3 3 6 SEA Hisashi Iwakuma 22:10
Barry Zito SF 1 4 1 1 6 LAN Chris Capuano 22:10

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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11 years ago

Yeah that’s a terrible line, but that 96 mph fastball looks like it has an obscene amount of downward movement and arm-side run. That looks like it could be a simply ridiculous pitch.

Well-Beered Englishman
11 years ago

Seriously, he should throw it every time. Ross Detwiler is getting by throwing 75% fastballs (I think), but the Familia pitch – I thought “good god, that’s a fastball!? Or is it a 96mph curve?”

J.P. Widely
11 years ago
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