NERD Game Scores: Ft. The Still Largely Indomitable Mike Fiers

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
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee | 14:10 ET
Vance Worley (74.0 IP, 96 xFIP-, 0.6 WAR) faces Mike Fiers (28.0 IP, 74 xFIP-, 0.8 WAR). In his first appearance following a 14-strikeout start, the latter produced another excellent line, striking out a quarter of the 24 batters he faced against Toronto while conceding only a single run over 7.0 innings (box). Following the former club’s victory on Saturday, the Pirates and Brewers now possess 25% and 54% odds, respectively, of qualifying for the divisional series.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Milwaukee Radio.

Single, Brief Note
Regarding Today’s Free Game
Today’s free game features Atlanta at Cincinnati, starts at 1:10pm 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. Note that the calculations both for team and game NERD scores have changed recently to better integrate playoff odds into same. Read more about those changes here, if you’re the sort of person accustomed to making poor life decisions.

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Away   SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP   Home Time
Chris Sale CHA 10 2 5 4 7 NYA Chris Capuano 13:05
Br. Oberholtzer HOU 4 4 4 4 6 CLE Trevor Bauer 13:05
Chris Archer TB 6 4 5 4 6 TOR Drew Hutchison 13:07
Aaron Harang ATL 3 7 4 2 4 CIN Alfredo Simon 13:10
Ryan Vogelsong SF 2 8 6 4 10 WAS St. Strasburg 13:35
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 8 7 5 3 0 BOS Allen Webster 13:35
Justin Masterson STL 5 7 5 3 4 PHI Jerome Williams 13:35
Max Scherzer DET 8 10 6 3 4 MIN Kyle Gibson 14:10
Vance Worley PIT 5 7 8 10 10 MIL Mike Fiers 14:10
Miguel Gonzalez BAL 1 5 4 4 5 CHN Tsuyoshi Wada 14:20
Jason Vargas KC 4 8 5 3 2 TEX Scott Baker 15:05
Brad Hand MIA 4 4 4 4 6 COL Chris. Bergman* 16:10
Bartolo Colon NYN 6 3 3 4 0 LAN Kevin Correia 16:10
Ian Kennedy SD 7 3 4 3 4 AZ Chase Anderson 16:10
Jered Weaver LAA 2 8 6 7 6 OAK Scott Kazmir 20:05

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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  1. triple_r says:

    Should that title have an “n” somewhere?

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  2. St. Strasburg says:

    The very first letter is an “N”.

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  3. Mike13 says:

    What type of a question was that?

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