The Morning Edition (April 24, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

 

From Last Night:

  • Rain came after the 7th inning in Boston as what can only be described as a mercy rule, with the A’s winning 13-0
  • Wainwright finally walks someone, but K’s 9 in 8.1 innings as the Cards blank the Nats 2-0
  • The Braves top the Rox in Game 1 of a double-header in 23 (!) degree weather

What I’m Watching Today:

  • Samarzija and Latos battle at GABP (1230p Eastern)
  • Strasburg gets Garcia as the Nats and Cards face off (1p Eastern)
  • Halladay faces the Pirates coming off two strong outings (7p Eastern)
  • MATT HARVEY against the Dodgers (7p Eastern)
  • Guys, MATT HARVEY.

The Big Question:

  • Why aren’t you watching Matt Harvey yet?!

So obviously, I’ve written a good deal about Matt Harvey in this post and in previous iterations thereof, but let’s admire Adam Wainwright today because Adam Wainwright is awesome. He missed all of 2011 with TJ surgery after two very strong seasons and came back in 2012 nearly as good as before. If there was question last season, it’s gone now. He’s back and on a mission. Here’s the line to admire:

4-1, 37.1 innings, 8.92 K/9, 0.24 BB/9, 1.93 ERA, 1.12 FIP, 1.9 WAR

Want me to blow your mind more? I will. That line is in spite of a .340 BABIP. For context, that’s like a Rick Porcello BABIP. When guys make contact, they’re getting their hits. He’s just not letting anyone on via the free pass and he’s striking them out when he needs to. Watch out NL Central.

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