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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Seattle at Houston | 16:10 ET
Hisashi Iwakuma (N/A) faces Dallas Keuchel (30.1 IP, 74 xFIP-, 0.6 WAR). The former makes his season debut after losing the first month of the season to an injured finger. The latter has recorded one of the top swinging-strike rates among qualified starters, largely on the strength of his slider.
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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.
|Michael Wacha||STL||10||2||6||5||3||CHN||Jake Arrieta*||13:05|
|Jake Odorizzi||TB||4||7||7||5||10||NYA||Masahiro Tanaka||13:05|
|Tommy Milone||OAK||0||5||4||3||7||BOS||Jon Lester||13:35|
|Wei-Yin Chen||BAL||5||4||3||4||0||MIN||Kevin Correia||14:10|
|Hisashi Iwakuma*||SEA||8||5||7||6||8||HOU||Dallas Keuchel||16:10|
|Scott Carroll*||CHA||6||4||6||5||7||CLE||Justin Masterson||18:05|
|R.A. Dickey||TOR||7||6||7||8||7||PIT||Francisco Liriano||19:05|
|Tanner Roark||WAS||3||6||3||2||2||PHI||A.J. Burnett||19:05|
|Drew Smyly*||DET||8||3||6||2||7||KC||Danny Duffy*||19:10|
|Paul Maholm||LAN||0||6||4||8||5||MIA||Jacob Turner*||19:10|
|Yovani Gallardo||MIL||2||6||5||4||8||CIN||Johnny Cueto||19:10|
|Ryan Vogelsong||SF||0||7||4||9||4||ATL||Julio Teheran||19:10|
|Jenrry Mejia||NYN||7||2||5||8||2||COL||Franklin Morales||20:10|
|Brandon McCarthy||AZ||8||4||7||3||7||SD||Ian Kennedy||20:40|
|Matt Harrison*||TEX||6||2||6||10||6||LAA||Garrett Richards||21:05|
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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