Daily Notes: Meeting of the Corey Kluber Society, Again

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

1. Meeting of the Corey Kluber Society, Again
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Meeting of the Corey Kluber Society, Again
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is to announce another meeting — in this case, at 1:05pm ET today (Sunday) — of the Corey Kluber Society.

About the Corey Kluber Society
The Corey Kluber Society (CKS) — founded either last week or at the dawn of the Holocene epoch, depending — is composed of individuals all bound by their singular fascination with Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber. The Society’s constitution, were it ever written, would very likely note that said individuals are dedicated to promoting awareness of Kluber’s talents despite what fascist metrics like “win-loss record” and “ERA” might otherwise suggest.

Minutes from Most Recent Meeting
Minutes from the most recent meeting of the Society — which include discussion of Kluber’s very able June 11th start, for example, and also that asshole Steve who always shows up late — are available here.

Corey Kluber Awareness
With regard to Corey Kluber, both members and non-members would do well to note that — as of Saturday night, at least — Kluber was fourth among 111 qualified pitchers by park-adjusted xFIP and third by strikeout rate over the course of the last month.

Before we begin, it should be noted that there’s an Oldsmobile in the parking lot with its lights on. Appears to be an burgundy Oldsmobile of some sort. Probably a 2001 or -02 or -03 Aurora. Definitely a burgundy Aurora of some sort.

Inspirational Text: Corey Kluber’s Curveball
Here’s slow-motion and inspirational footage of Kluber’s curveball from his most recent start against Texas:

Kluber Berk SLOW

Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
Milwaukee at Cincinnati | 13:10 ET
Wily Peralta (74.2 IP, 111 xFIP-, 0.2 WAR) faces Johnny Cueto (37.1 IP, 82 xFIP, 0.7 WAR). The latter is making his first start in over two weeks due to either a lat or shoulder injury. As in previous seasons, his WAR as calculated with runs allowed (1.4) is considerably higher than his WAR as calculated with FIP (0.7).

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Milwaukee 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 5.6.

Note: the following table is entirely sortable.

Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
St. Strasburg WAS 10 1 9 7 10 CLE Corey Kluber 13:05
Matt Garza CHN 5 5 4 6 3 NYN Jeremy Hefner 13:10
Wily Peralta MIL 6 4 7 4 9 CIN Johnny Cueto 13:10
Tyler Lyons STL 7 3 5 0 4 MIA Ricky Nolasco 13:01
Jon Lester BOS 4 9 5 8 4 BAL Miguel Gonzalez 13:35
Zack Greinke LAN 3 3 6 6 9 PIT Gerrit Cole* 13:35
Wade Davis KC 5 4 6 9 7 TB Rob. Hernandez 13:40
Hector Santiago CHA 5 1 4 3 5 HOU Dallas Keuchel 14:10
Doug Fister DET 7 7 5 3 4 MIN P.J. Walters 14:10
C-M Wang* TOR 5 5 6 3 9 TEX Derek Holland 15:05
CC Sabathia NYA 7 4 5 6 2 LAA Jered Weaver 15:35
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 8 4 6 7 5 OAK Bartolo Colon 16:05
Ian Kennedy AZ 3 3 3 8 2 SD Clayton Richard 16:10
Cole Hamels PHI 8 2 6 10 4 COL Jhoulys Chacin 16:10
Tim Lincecum SF 6 6 7 8 7 ATL Julio Teheran 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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