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
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.
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.
|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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