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Table of ContentsHeres the table of contents for todays edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Brief Review: Burch Smiths Second Start2. Todays MLB.TV Free Game3. Todays Complete Schedule
Brief Review: Burch Smiths Second StartIntroductionSan Diego right-hander Burch Smith, owner of both a mid-90s fastball and excellent line within the Double-A Texas League, made his major-league debut last Saturday against Tampa Bay and the results were poor (box). He earned his second start yesterday (Friday) at home against Washington. Below is a brief overview of that second start.
Smiths ResultsBecause he conceded three home runs, but because he also posted an 8: Jerel Worthy Jersey 1 strikeout-to-walk ratio against just 23 batters, theres a gap between how many runs Smith conceded and just how many one might expect him to concede usually. For example, Smiths single-game ERA and FIP were 8.44 and 7.90, respectively which is to say, not ideal. His single-game xFIP, however (which metric normalizes home-run rate per fly ball), only agreed to be 2.49 which is to say, far better. Overall, heres his line in the Friday night (box): 5.1 IP, 23 TBF, 8 K, 1 BB, 1 GB on 13 batted- Preston Brown Jersey balls (7.7% GB), 6 H, 3 HR, 5 R.
Smiths PitchesAs the PITCHf/x chart below (featuring pitch speed and horizontal movement) reveals, Smith threw approximately three and five pitches (depending on how one separates the fastballs): a fastball, a changeup, along with a curve.
Smiths Pitches In accordance with Last StartHeres an evaluation between your chart above in accordance with one from Smiths first start which comparison reveals that, amongst other things, Smith threw many more changeups and also a collection of fastballs with increased significant arm-side run.
Four Le sons Regarding SmithBelow are four le sons we may originate from Smiths Friday start.
Le son One: Smiths Fastball Is fairly ExcellentAccording to Brooks Baseball, Smith threw 59 fastballs and induced swinging strikes on 12 of them an interest rate considerably above league average for a fastball.
Here he's, for instance, throwing a high fastball past Bryce Harper in the first inning:
Le son Two: Having said that, It Has a Tendency to operate Go back over the PlateMore than once, Smith threw to some target on the fringe of the zone, simply to have his fastball tail back for the middle from it (i.e. the zone). Heres a good example of that from the fifth inning, on an 0-2 pitch to Ryan Zimmerman which may Colton Schmidt Jersey have ideally not been as hittable because it became:
Le son Three: Smiths Changeup May also be Pretty ExcellentSmith induced an even higher number of swinging bombings of his changeup than you are on his fastball (35.3%) this, after throwing the pitch just twice in the debut.
Heres an example of Smiths vary from the fifth inning against the generally contact-oriented Denard Span:
Le son Four: Smiths Curve Isnt a Swing- Dion Dawkins Jersey and-Mi s Pitch, At AllOf the 32 pitches Smith threw on the two-strike count, only three of them (so, under 10%) were curves and not one of them bothered hitters much.
Here, for example, may be the only curve Smith threw to some right-hander (in this instance, Ian Desmond) on the two-strike count:
Todays MLB.TV Free GameLos Angeles NL at Atlanta | 19:10 ETChris Capuano (15.0 IP, 101 xFIP-, -0.1 WAR) faces Kris Medlen (49.2 IP, 120 xFIP-, 0.0 WAR). After difficulties in each of his first couple of starts, Capuano was considerably better in this third one earlier this Sunday against Miami, also showing increased velocity on his sinker.
Readers Preferred Broadcast: Atlanta Radio.
Todays Kent Hull Jersey Complete ScheduleHeres the complete schedule for all todays games, with our very proprietary watchability (NERD) scores for each one. Pitching probables and game times aggregated from MLB.com and RotoWire. The typical NERD Game Score for today is 5.8.
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Away SPTm.Gm.Tm.SPHomeTimeJeremy HefnerNYN37342CHNScott Feldman13:05Joe SaundersSEA15495CLEZach McAllister13:05Brandon MorrowTOR24456NYADavid Phelps*13:05Hector SantiagoCHA80655LAAJoe Blanton16:05Bronson ArroyoCIN44415PHIKyle Kendrick16:05Rob. HernandezTB67583BALJair Jurrjens*16:05Erik BedardHOU24679PITA.J. Burnett19:05Bran. McCarthyAZ74403MIATom Koehler*19:10Ryan DempsterBOS88633MINScott Diamond19:10Chris Capuano*LAN62583ATLKris Medlen19:10Marco EstradaMIL66626STLLance Lynn19:15Anibal SanchezDET108846TEXJustin Grimm20:05Tim LincecumSF76776COLTyler Chatwood*20:10J. ZimmermannWAS93552SDEric Stults20:40Ervin SantanaKC86766OAKTommy Milone21:05To learn how Pitcher and Team NERD Scores are calculated, click the link.To find out how Game NERD Scores are calculated, click here.* = Le s than 20 IP, NERD at discretion of very handsome author.


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