San Francisco (4) at Atlanta (4) | 19:10 ET
• Per their methodology, Cool Standings places the Giants’ postseason odds at 35.9%.
• Per their methodology, Baseball Prospectus places the Giants’ postseason odds at 65.1% — actually better than Arizona’s, whom they trail by 2.5 games in the NL West.
• Of course, neither system probably knows how the Giants have a team’s worth of disabled/injured players.
• Voila: Buster Posey (C), Pat Burrell (1B), Freddy Sanchez (2B), Jeff Keppinger (3B), Aaron Rowand (LF), Andres Torres (CF), Carlos Beltran (RF), Jonathan Sanchez or Barry Zito (SP), Sergio Romo and Brian Wilson (RP).
• Your mom can play shortstop, I guess.
MLB.TV Audio Feed: Giants Radio. (With the straight-on Atlanta camera — the best angle in baseball.)
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 6.2.
The following Game Scores include the new and improved playoff-odds adjustment, which you can learn about in your brain by clicking here.
|Clayton Kershaw||LAN||10||4||7||8||6||MIL||Marco Estrada||14:10|
|Ian Kennedy||AZ||6||9||6||3||5||PHI||Vance Worley||19:05|
|Bronson Arroyo||CIN||4||5||5||4||8||WAS||Jordan Zimmermann||19:05|
|Tim Lincecum||SF||8||4||10||4||8||ATL||Mike Minor||19:10|
|Josh Beckett||BOS||7||10||6||10||5||KC||Luke Hochevar||20:10|
|Justin Masterson||CLE||7||6||9||3||4||CHA||Philip Humber||20:10|
|CC Sabathia||NYA||10||10||6||0||5||MIN||Brian Duensing||20:10|
|Javier Vazquez||FL||4||9||4||6||5||SD||Tim Stauffer||22:05|
|Colby Lewis||TEX||4||8||5||5||6||LAA||Jered Weaver||22:05|
|Ricky Romero||TOR||7||7||4||1||5||OAK||Trevor Cahill||22:05|
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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