Daily Notes: Trevor Bauer to Really Debut Tonight

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

1. Featured Game: Arizona at Atlanta, 19:10 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

Featured Game: Arizona at Atlanta, 19:10 ET
Regarding What’s About to Happen Tonight
What’s about to happen tonight is pitching prospect Trevor Bauer of the Diamondbacks will make his major-league debut in Atlanta, against the Braves.

Need-to-Know Information, So Far as That’s Concerned
When you talk about need-to-know information insofar as Arizona right-hander Trevor Bauer is concerned, what you’re talking about is how Trevor Bauer’s a right-handed pitcher with Arizona who throws with his right hand.

Video Evidence
Here’s some video evidence of Trevor Bauer throwing with his right hand, as reported (exclusively) by the author above.

Further Video Evidence
Here’s further video evidence of Diamondbacks top prospect Trevor Bauer, from UCLA, pitching with his right hand in baseball (lest the reader doubted the author).

A Final Note in re Trevor Bauer
Owing to the excellent center-field camera angle in Atlanta, tonight represents an excellent opportunity to watch Trevor Bauer pitch with his right hand for the Diamondbacks, like everyone is talking about.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast
Per the results of our offseason crowdsourcing project, FanGraphs readers prefer Atlanta Radio (link).

Other Notable Games
Detroit at Tampa Bay | 19:10 ET
While neither of these teams is actually in first place, one assumes that they’d prefer to be.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Tampa Bay Radio.

New York NL at Los Angeles NL | 22:10 ET ***MLB.TV Free Game***
Important question for our times: how many people named Vin or Vinny or Vincent will play an integral role in this game?

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Los Angeles 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 5.9.

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
A.J. Burnett PIT 7 2 5 5 2 PHI Kyle Kendrick 13:05
Edwin Jackson WAS 6 5 6 10 9 COL Josh Outman 15:10
Dylan Axelrod CHA 5 5 5 6 7 NYA Ivan Nova 19:05
Zach McAllister CLE 5 4 5 3 4 BAL Wei-Yin Chen 19:05
Dan Haren LAA 6 5 6 6 4 TOR Brett Cecil* 19:07
Trevor Bauer* AZ 16 6 9 7 0 ATL Jair Jurrjens 19:10
Max Scherzer DET 10 3 9 4 8 TB James Shields 19:10
Tyson Ross OAK 1 4 3 10 4 TEX Scott Feldman 20:05
Andrew Cashner* SD 10 4 5 6 4 HOU Dallas Keuchel* 20:05
Franklin Morales BOS 10 6 7 4 7 SEA Felix Hernandez 22:10
Chris Young NYN 0 1 4 3 6 LAN Chris Capuano 22:10
Johnny Cueto CIN 6 4 7 4 8 SF Mad. Bumgarner 22:15

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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Bauer with the well-deserved 16 NERD score, I love it.


Thank you for using your discretion properly, very handsome author.

Brazen Reader
Brazen Reader

Chris Young a zero. Does that mean you don’t like baseball ‘tall when 6’10” Chris young pitches? Such results make your little geegaw utter folderol.