The Morning Edition (May 29, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

From Last Night:

  • Harvey and Kuroda deliver a classic duel in NY
  • Lee dominates the Red Sox, wins 3-1
  • Rays walk off against the Marlins
  • McCann homers in the 10th to lift the Braves over the Jays

What I’m Watching Today:

  • Zimmermann faces the Orioles in Baltimore (7p Eastern)
  • McCarthy looks to stay hot against the Rangers (8p Eastern)
  • Weaver returns to action against the Dodgers (10p Eastern)

The Big Question:

  • How do you like some of these home and home series in MLB?

Cliff Lee in 2013: 7.03 K/9, 1.45 BB/9, 0.56 HR/9, 39.1 GB%  2.34 ERA, 2.84 FIP, 3.63 xFIP, 2.0 WAR

Rick Porcello in 2013: 7.06 K/9, 1.76 BB/9, 1.24 HR/9, 55.7 GB%, 5.29 ERA, 3.93 ERA, 3.15 xFIP, 0.7 WAR

Once their HR/FB rates normalize (5.5% to 19.4%), they’re basically the same pitcher with Porcello getting the ball on the ground more often. I’m not saying Porcello is going to be Cliff Lee, but so far, it’s not such a crazy thought. (Innings aside)

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