NERD Game Scores for Wednesday, June 18, 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
Seattle at San Diego | 22:10 ET
Felix Hernandez (106.1 IP, 64 xFIP-, 4.0 WAR) faces Andrew Cashner (69.1 IP, 87 xFIP-, 1.5 WAR). The former, despite the heights of his previously established levels, is projected both by Steamer and ZiPS to record the best single-season WAR mark of his career. The latter, whose heights have been less high, is nevertheless also projected to produce his top WAR mark.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Seattle Radio?

Two Brief Notes
Chase Whitley Status Update
Yankees right-hander Chase Whitley has produced a strikeout-walk differential of 15.6 percentage points over six starts and 33.2 innings — a figure, that, which would place him 25th among the league’s 99 qualified pitchers.

Regarding Today’s Free Game
Today’s free game features Texas at Oakland, starts at 3:35pm 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
Roberto Her’dez PHI 2 1 3 7 4 ATL Aaron Harang 12:10
Jake Arrieta CHN 7 5 8 7 9 MIA Nathan Eovaldi 12:40
Jeremy Guthrie KC 2 5 3 4 4 DET Drew Smyly 13:08
Kevin Gausman* BAL 7 4 7 6 8 TB Alex Cobb 13:10
Kyle Gibson MIN 3 4 5 3 7 BOS John Lackey 13:35
Bartolo Colon NYN 5 3 4 3 4 STL Lance Lynn 13:45
Tim Hudson SF 6 7 7 2 10 CHA Chris Sale 14:10
Nick Tepesch TEX 3 3 5 7 7 OAK Sonny Gray 15:35
Alfredo Simon CIN 5 3 4 5 3 PIT Edinson Volquez 19:05
Scott Feldman HOU 1 6 4 7 6 WAS Gio Gonzalez 19:05
Mark Buehrle TOR 4 7 5 4 6 NYA Chase Whitley 19:05
C.J. Wilson LAA 4 6 5 5 5 CLE Justin Masterson 19:10
Matt Garza MIL 3 7 5 6 7 AZ Wade Miley 21:40
Jorge de la Rosa COL 3 9 7 6 10 LAN Clayton Kershaw 22:10
Felix Hernandez SEA 10 4 8 4 8 SD Andrew Cashner 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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Only Felix Hernandez has earned the right to his full last name.

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