NERD Game Scores for Monday, May 12, 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.


Most Highly Rated Game
Atlanta at San Francisco | 22:15 ET
Gavin Floyd (7.0 IP, 82 xFIP-, 0.2 WAR) faces Tim Lincecum (35.2 IP, 89 xFIP-, 0.0 WAR). The former was effective against St. Louis last Tuesday in his return to the majors following Tommy John surgery and the subsequent rehab, recording a 5:2 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 52.6% ground-ball rate in 7.0 inning (box). With regard to the Braves and Giants as clubs, they represent two of the five teams in the National League currently with a greater than 50% chance of qualifying for the divisional series.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: San Francisco Radio or Television.

MLB.TV Free Game
Unknown at Unknown | ??:?? ET
The free game for Monday hadn’t been announced as of press time. Updates to follow, almost certainly maybe.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: .

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

NERD Thing
Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
Rick Porcello DET 7 5 5 3 3 BAL Bud Norris 19:05
Bartolo Colon NYN 5 2 5 4 5 NYA Hiroki Kuroda 19:05
C.J. Wilson LAA 4 10 5 7 4 TOR Mark Buehrle 19:07
Travis Wood CHN 5 5 6 3 7 STL Tyler Lyons* 20:10
Colby Lewis TEX 4 3 3 7 0 HOU Brad Peacock 20:10
Jor. Zimmermann WAS 9 5 6 5 3 AZ Josh Collmenter 21:40
John Danks CHA 1 3 4 5 7 OAK Jesse Chavez 22:05
Tom Koehler MIA 3 8 5 5 5 LAN Dan Haren 22:10
Cesar Ramos TB 0 7 4 4 8 SEA Felix Hernandez 22:10
Gavin Floyd* ATL 6 8 7 6 7 SF Tim Lincecum 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. Chablis Wobbly says:

    Perhaps handsome author should consider adjusting press time so as to be able to actually inform ungrateful reader of the day’s free game on a daily basis, rather than informing ungrateful reader of handsome author’s ineptitude on a daily basis.

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    • That’s a possibility. The problem is balancing the press time against the start time of the games themselves — the earliest of which frequently begin at 1:05pm.

      And the fact that Dave Cameron was just like, “Publish at 10:30am because I said publish at 10:30am.”

      It’s a hostile work environment, as you can see.

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  2. James Thurber says:

    MLB.TV Free Game: WSH at ARI

    You could look it up.

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