One Night Only: Game Previews for August 1st


“Zack Greinke,” is probably the answer.

Featured Game
St. Louis (8) at Milwaukee (8) | 20:10 ET
• A number of readers noted (correctly), regarding the recent piece in which I named Clayton Kershaw the Boss of the Strike Zone that, were he qualified, Zack Greinke would actually have a better mark per strikeout differential (K% minus BB%, or K-BB) than Kershaw.
• Regard: Kershaw (28.6% K, 6.6% BB) versus Greinke (31.1% K, 5.3% BB).
• By way of an FYI, let it be known that Curt Schilling‘s 2002 mark (31.1% K, 3.2% BB) is the best in the FanGraphs Era.
• Which, that’s the era right after Postmodernism and right before Hammer Time.
• Um, Neo-Hammer Time, I mean.

Watch: Fox Sports Wisconsin. (Although, listen to Bob Uecker and Cory Provus call the game on WTMJ, if possible.)

Also Playing
Here’s the complete schedule for all of today’s games, with our very proprietary watchability (NERD) scores for each one. The average NERD Game Score for today is 5.8.


Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP Home Time
Jair Jurrjens ATL 5 6 4 3 3 WAS Livan Hernandez 19:05
Carlos Zambrano CHN 3 1 3 6 3 PIT Paul Maholm 19:05
Josh Tomlin CLE 6 9 6 5 4 BOS John Lackey 19:10
Javier Vazquez FL 4 5 4 6 2 NYN Mike Pelfrey 19:10
Bronson Arroyo CIN 4 7 6 4 8 HOU Bud Norris 20:05
CC Sabathia NYA 9 5 8 6 8 CHA Jake Peavy 20:10
Chris Carpenter STL 8 8 9 8 10 MIL Zack Greinke 20:10
Cole Hamels PHI 10 3 7 4 6 COL Jhoulys Chacin 20:40
Clayton Kershaw LAN 10 3 8 4 9 SD Cory Luebke 22:05
Trevor Cahill OAK 5 1 4 1 5 SEA Blake Beavan 22:10
Ian Kennedy AZ 7 8 7 5 6 SF Matt Cain 22:15

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.
Pitching probables and game times aggregated from MLB.com and RotoWire.



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herve houchoua
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4 years 10 months ago

evolution PNERD pour seuleument cette nuit
………………………………………………………..

KENNEDY / ARI / 6 @ 7
BEAVAN / SEA / 3 @ 5

LUEBKE / SDP / 10 @ 9
CAIN / SFG / 7 @ 6

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pour Mr Cistulli : j ai l evolution complete de touts les pitchers depuis le début du topic .
exemple : COLLMENTER ( ARI ) 10 * @ 5 * @ 6 @ 7 @ 5 @ 6

Eminor3rd
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Eminor3rd
4 years 10 months ago

White Sox have one of the more watchable games for once.

Deadpool
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Deadpool
4 years 10 months ago

Any thought to adding a bonus to games where a newly acquired player makes a debut?

JaysFan
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JaysFan
4 years 10 months ago

In the NERD table next to Carlos Zambrano’s name, I believe it should read “CHC”, not “CHN”.

medale
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medale
4 years 10 months ago

It’s Chicago (National). If you look at the White Sox, they use Chicago (American).. hence CHN and CHA.

JaysFan
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JaysFan
4 years 10 months ago

Thanks.

JaysFan
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JaysFan
4 years 10 months ago

Never mind, I see my error. It stands for “National”.

DbacksSkins
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4 years 10 months ago

Does Paul Goldschmidt’s debut add any team NERD?

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