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
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.
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.
|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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