One Night Only: Game Previews for August 16th


While certainly difficult to look at, white socks remain effective as ever.

Featured Game
Cleveland (6) at Chicago Americans (2) | 20:10 ET
• The White Sox currently have a winning percentage of exactly .500.
• The last time they were at .500 wasn’t so long ago — July 29th.
• After which they immediately proceeded to go 0-6… and then 8-2 right after that.
• The last time they were above .500 is longer ago, however — April 15th, when they owned a 7-6 record.
• Last note: Ubaldo Jimenez with Cleveland: 2 GS, 13.0 IP, 23.2% K, 7.1% BB, 48.7% GB, 3.12 SIERA, 3.13 xFIP, 79 xFIP-.

Audio Feed: White Sox Television. (Unless Hawk Harrelson makes you physically ill, that is — in which case, try Cleveland Radio probably.)

Also Playing
Here’s the complete schedule for all of today’s games, with our very proprietary watchability (NERD) scores for each one. Pitching probables and game times aggregated from MLB.com and RotoWire. The average NERD Game Score for today is 5.6.

The following Game Scores include the new and improved playoff-odds adjustment, which you can learn about in your brain by clicking here.

Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP Home Time
James Shields TB 8 6 7 10 7 BOS Jon Lester 13:05
Josh Collmenter AZ 5 9 7 3 10 PHI Roy Halladay 19:05
Mike Leake CIN 6 5 4 4 5 WAS Chien-Ming Wang* 19:05
Nick Blackburn MIN 3 0 6 2 10 DET Justin Verlander 19:05
Chris Carpenter STL 8 3 8 5 5 PIT Jeff Karstens 19:05
Jonathan Sanchez SF 3 4 7 4 8 ATL Randall Delgado* 19:10
Jeff Niemann TB 5 6 6 10 7 BOS Erik Bedard 19:10
Ryan Dempster CHN 7 2 4 3 5 HOU Brett Myers 20:05
Ubaldo Jimenez CLE 7 6 9 2 5 CHA Gavin Floyd 20:10
Chad Billingsley LAN 5 4 5 8 7 MIL Yovani Gallardo 20:10
Ivan Nova NYA 5 10 5 10 6 KC Danny Duffy 20:10
Anibal Sanchez FL 10 8 6 6 5 COL Jhoulys Chacin 20:40
Brian Matusz BAL 2 1 0 1 0 OAK Guillermo Moscoso 22:05
Jonathon Niese NYN 9 6 7 6 10 SD Cory Luebke 22:05
Derek Holland TEX 7 8 6 5 2 LAA Tyler Chatwood 22:05
Brad Mills* TOR 5 6 2 0 3 SEA Jason Vargas 22:10

NERD represents an attempt to anticipate the watchability of a game for the baseballing enthusiast.
To learn more about Pitcher NERD, click here and scroll down a little.
To learn more about latest Team NERD, click here.
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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big league chyut
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big league chyut

The Baltimore-Oakland game just makes me want to cry.

Dreamin
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Have we had a 0 NERD game yet? That game looks like pure sadness.

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