NERD Game Scores for Saturday, May 10, 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
Chicago NL at Atlanta | 19:10 ET
Jeff Samardzija (50.0 IP, 94 xFIP-, 0.9 WAR) faces Ervin Santana (33.2 IP, 69 xFIP-, 0.8 WAR). A brief inspection of the present site’s leaderboard feature reveals not only that the former has definitely reached the 50-inning threshold this season, but so have 15 other pitchers already. “Like sands through the hour glass,” one is compelled to muse, “so are the games of the 2014 baseball season.”

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Chicago NL Television.

MLB.TV Free Game
Unknown at Unknown | ??:?? ET
Today’s free game hadn’t been announced as of press time. One can find the answer here eventually, however.

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 MLB.com and also the rest of the internet.

NERD Thing
Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
Tyler Skaggs LAA 5 10 5 6 3 TOR J.A. Happ* 13:07
Kyle Gibson MIN 0 5 5 5 9 DET Max Scherzer 13:08
Matt Cain SF 5 7 6 5 8 LAN Zack Greinke 16:10
Collin McHugh* HOU 9 6 5 3 2 BAL Mig. Gonzalez 19:05
Lance Lynn STL 6 3 5 7 3 PIT Edinson Volquez 19:05
Wade Miley AZ 6 5 5 3 5 CHA Jose Quintana 19:10
Jeff Samardzija CHN 5 5 7 7 10 ATL Ervin Santana 19:10
Zach McAllister CLE 5 4 4 7 1 TB Erik Bedard* 19:10
Jordan Lyles COL 5 10 5 4 3 CIN Alfredo Simon 19:10
CC Sabathia NYA 8 5 6 5 5 MIL Kyle Lohse 19:10
Kyle Kendrick PHI 1 3 2 2 3 NYN Dillon Gee 19:10
Jon Lester BOS 8 2 6 3 5 TEX Martin Perez 20:05
Nathan Eovaldi MIA 10 8 6 3 3 SD Eric Stults 20:40
Tanner Roark WAS 5 6 5 4 6 OAK Sonny Gray 21:05
Yordano Ventura KC 10 3 5 4 0 SEA Chris Young 21:10

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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  1. Sonny Gray is god says:

    Sonny is one of the slickest fielding pitchers in baseball. He has an incredible breaking pitch and has a fastball with a good deal of life on it. On top of all that he comes in an adorable package and can barely grow facial hair. Surely he warrants a better score than Lance Lynn/Wade Miley?

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