Daily Notes: All Today’s Games, Rated for Watchability

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

1. A Brief Introduction to This Edition of the Notes
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule

A Brief Introduction to This Edition of the Notes
Owing to the fact that there are games today, so is there an edition of the Notes. Owing to how it is also a holiday, however, this edition of the Notes is decidedly truncated so that the author might dedicate the largest part of his day to Unbridled Leisure.

Please find below both (a) a brief preview of today’s MLB.TV Free Game and, after that, (b) all of today’s games rated according to NERD, this site’s very proprietary watchability metric.

Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
Los Angeles AL at Los Angeles NL | 20:10 ET
C.J. Wilson (63.2 IP, 99 xFIP-, 0.8 WAR) faces Zack Greinke (20.2 IP, 105 xFIP-, 0.5 WAR). The latter was uncharacteristically ineffective in his most recent start, posting just a 1:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio against 24 batters in 4.0 innings. Greinke’s velocity has been down about 1.5 mph this season relative to 2012 — even including his starts before his DL stint.

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 5.4.

Note: the following table is entirely sortable.

Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
Jason Hammel BAL 3 9 5 2 6 WAS Gio Gonzalez 13:05
Francisco Liriano* PIT 11 7 9 8 9 DET Justin Verlander 13:08
Ubaldo Jimenez CLE 6 9 6 5 5 CIN Mike Leake 13:10
Jhoulys Chacin COL 3 7 3 5 2 HOU Bud Norris 14:10
Kevin Correia MIN 1 3 4 5 6 MIL Wily Peralta 14:10
Ad. Wainwright STL 10 2 7 6 7 KC James Shields 14:10
Jose Fernandez MIA 9 0 7 7 8 TB Jake Odorizzi* 15:10
Martin Perez* TEX 7 4 6 4 7 AZ Tyler Skaggs* 15:40
Mad. Bumgarner SF 8 5 7 6 7 OAK Dan Straily 16:05
Clayton Richard SD 0 7 4 6 5 SEA Aaron Harang 16:10
Tim Hudson ATL 7 8 5 5 3 TOR Mark Buehrle 19:07
Jeff Samardzija CHN 10 4 6 0 5 CHA Jose Quintana 19:10
Phil Hughes NYA 6 6 5 7 2 NYN Jon Niese 19:10
Tyler Cloyd* PHI 4 1 4 7 3 BOS Alfredo Aceves* 19:10
C.J. Wilson LAA 4 4 3 2 3 LAN Zack Greinke 20:10
Yu Darvish TEX 10 4 6 4 4 AZ Trevor Cahill 21:40

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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If only Correia could muster a “2” NERD score, the MIN-MIL game would be a straight–and roughly as exciting to watch as a poker game (not that that’ll stop me: I’ll be watching until I have to head to work).

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