NERD Game Scores for Friday, June 27, 2014

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here.

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Most Highly Rated Game
Cincinnati at San Francisco | 22:15 ET
Johnny Cueto (116.0 IP, 77 xFIP-, 2.6 WAR) faces Madison Bumgarner (102.2 IP, 78 xFIP-, 2.1 WAR). An idle and largely superficial inspection of the latter’s player profile reveals that, despite having recorded over 800 innings and 15 wins, that Madison Bumgarner is still just 24 years old — and remains that way for another month-plus. A stirring accomplishment, that — and yet not enough to prevent the sun from expanding and swallowing earth whole in five billion years.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: San Francisco Radio or Television.

Two Brief Notes
The Relevance of Matt Shoemaker to Tonight
Anaheim right-hander Matt Shoemaker, celebrated recently in these pages by the author and even more recently by gregarious stuntman Eno Sarris, starts tonight at 8:10pm ET against the Royals, where he will make more outs than shoes, one imagines.

Regarding Today’s Free Game
Today’s free game features Colorado at Milwaukee, starts at 8:10pm ET, and can be accessed by means of this hyperlinked text.

Complete Schedule
Here’s the complete and very sortable table for all of today’s games. Pitching probables and game times aggregated from MLB.com and also the rest of the internet.

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Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
Alex Colome* TB 6 6 6 5 7 BAL Kevin Gausman 13:05
Jake Odorizzi TB 7 6 4 5 1 BAL Chris Tillman 19:05
Tanner Roark WAS 4 8 6 5 7 CHN Jason Hammel 16:05
Julio Teheran ATL 6 7 4 1 1 PHI Kyle Kendrick 19:05
B. Workman BOS 3 3 4 3 5 NYA Vidal Nuno 19:05
Jacob deGrom NYN 5 2 5 5 6 PIT Brandon Cumpton 19:05
John Danks CHA 1 2 5 7 8 TOR R.A. Dickey 19:07
Jesse Chavez OAK 6 7 6 7 4 MIA A. DeSclafani 19:10
Kevin Correia MIN 0 3 2 3 2 TEX Nick Tepesch 20:05
Tyler Matzek* COL 4 10 5 7 4 MIL Kyle Lohse 20:10
Justin Verlander DET 3 4 4 6 3 HOU Brad Peacock 20:10
Matt Shoemaker LAA 9 5 6 5 4 KC Jason Vargas 20:10
Brandon McCarthy AZ 9 6 7 4 7 SD Tyson Ross 22:10
Trevor Bauer CLE 7 6 4 5 0 SEA Chris Young 22:10
Carlos Martinez* STL 7 3 6 5 5 LAN Hyun-Jin Ryu 22:10
Johnny Cueto CIN 8 4 8 6 9 SF M. Bumgarner 22:15

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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  1. Capt Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters says:

    Are you ever going to profile the former of these marquee pairings?

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