NERD Game Scores for Saturday, July 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.

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Most Highly Rated Game
Washington at Philadelphia | 19:10 ET
Stephen Strasburg (119.1 IP, 68 xFIP-, 2.7 WAR) faces Cole Hamels (100.1 IP, 89 xFIP-, 1.9 WAR). The latter has prevented runs at a more characteristic rate over his late two appearances. After entering his July 1st start with a 2.63 xFIP and 3.70 ERA, Strasburg has conceded only three earned (and overall) runs over his last 14.2 innings — which is to say, a mark more similar to the latter and not the former of the aforementioned figures.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Washington Radio.

Two Brief Notes
A Brief Reminder on the Topic of Stephen Strasburg
With a view towards refreshing everyone’s collective memory as to the sorts of feats Stephen Strasburg is capable of producing, here’s a video from that same right-hander’s most recent start:

Regarding Today’s Free Game
Today’s free game features Miami at the New York Nationals, starts at 4:10pm 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
Scott Carroll CHA 0 2 3 7 5 CLE Zach McAllister 15:05
Wade Miley AZ 8 5 5 5 3 SF Ryan Vogelsong 16:05
Mike Minor ATL 6 7 6 4 5 CHN Edwin Jackson 16:05
Shane Greene* NYA 5 2 3 6 1 BAL Chris Tillman 16:05
Jake Peavy BOS 2 2 4 8 4 HOU B. Oberholtzer 16:10
Tom Koehler MIA 3 8 3 3 0 NYN D. Matsuzaka 16:10
Kevin Correia MIN 0 3 3 9 4 COL Tyler Matzek 16:10
A. Wainwright STL 6 3 6 5 7 MIL Jimmy Nelson* 16:10
Drew Hutchison TOR 6 5 6 6 7 TB Jake Odorizzi 16:10
Rick Porcello DET 5 4 5 5 6 KC James Shields 19:10
Jered Weaver LAA 3 7 6 4 8 TEX Miles Mikolas* 19:15
Charlie Morton PIT 4 5 5 2 6 CIN Mike Leake 19:15
St. Strasburg WAS 10 7 7 2 6 PHI Cole Hamels 19:15
Jesse Chavez OAK 6 7 7 5 8 SEA His. Iwakuma 22:10
Ian Kennedy SD 8 4 4 5 0 LAN Paul Maholm 22:10

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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