Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
Featured Game: Tampa Bay at New York AL, 19:05 ET
Regarding the Big, Big Deal About This Game
The big, big deal about this game is that it’s the first so far this season to receive a NERD Game Score of 9.
Regarding What a NERD Game Score Is, For Anyone Who Doesn’t Know
For anyone who doesn’t know, NERD is intended to be a numerical representation of a team or a player or a pitcher’s aesthetic appeal, or “watchability.” (Read more about it here, if you even want to). A Game Score is the combination of the pitcher and team scores involved in a specific game.
Regarding the Number of People Denoted by “Anyone Who Doesn’t Know”
Over six billion, definitely.
Regarding What Makes This Game Appealing Supposedly
What makes Tampa Bay starter David Price particularly appealing, for example, is that he’s pitched very well this season (76 xFIP-) while also recording the third-highest average fastball velocity (94.7 mph) among qualified starters. What makes New York starter CC Sabathia particularly appealing is that he’s been quite effective (69 xFIP-) and also that he’s recorded swinging-strike (11.7%) and overall strike rates (66.1%) each over a standard deviation above average for major-league starters.
Regarding How One Could Watch This Game
One, if he were so inclined, could watch this game sans charge, on account of it’s today’s MLB.TV Free Game.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Baltimore.
Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Pittsburgh.
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 4.9.
Regard, a magnificent and sortable table:
|Colby Lewis||TEX||4||10||4||5||2||BAL||Wei-Yin Chen||16:05|
|Derek Holland||TEX||6||10||5||5||3||BAL||Tommy Hunter||Gm 2|
|David Price||TB||9||7||9||7||10||NYA||CC Sabathia||19:05|
|St. Strasburg||WAS||10||1||5||2||2||PIT||Kevin Correia||19:05|
|Derek Lowe||CLE||1||4||3||5||5||BOS||Josh Beckett||19:10|
|Hend. Alvarez||TOR||3||5||3||3||1||MIN||Jason Marquis||20:10|
|Max Scherzer||DET||8||2||5||3||4||OAK||Bartolo Colon||22:05|