One Night Only: Game Previews for July 26th

Like every edition of One Night Only, this one is an experiment. Below, you will find tonight’s Featured Game, with some brief notes on same. Below that, you find the full schedule of tonight’s games, with our very proprietary watchability (NERD) scores for each one.

Featured Game
Detroit (6) at Chicago Americans (6) | 20:10 ET
Neither of these teams rate well in terms of pure watchability. The White Sox have one of the better bullpen xFIPs in the league (3.49); as for the Tigers, they actually have one of the league’s better offenses (+37.0 weighted runs above average, good for sixth in the majors). That’s about it. Still, they’re division rivals, one (Detroit) in first place; the other, only 3.5 games back… Apropos that final point, it’s a fact: the White Sox were 11.0 games back on May 7th and had only a 5.0% chance (per Cool Standings) of making the postseason that day — a number that now stands at 20.6% (also per Cool Standings)… Justin Verlander (10) faces Jake Peavy (8). The latter has a 5.19 ERA but only 3.57 SIERA and 3.52 xFIP (89 xFIP-).

Also Playing
Here’s the complete schedule for all today’s games.


Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP Home Time
Jered Weaver LAA 6 8 7 10 6 CLE Josh Tomlin 19:05
Ricky Nolasco FL 7 4 7 4 8 WAS J. Zimmermann 19:05
Doug Fister SEA 4 2 6 5 9 NYA CC Sabathia 19:05
Tim Lincecum SF 8 5 6 3 4 PHI Vance Worley 19:05
Jake Arrieta BAL 4 3 6 6 10 TOR Brandon Morrow 19:07
Danny Duffy KC 6 6 4 5 0 BOS Andrew Miller 19:10
Jonathon Niese NYN 8 5 7 8 5 CIN Johnny Cueto 19:10
Jeff Karstens PIT 5 7 7 6 9 ATL Tommy Hanson 19:10
Carl Pavano MIN 4 0 5 7 6 TEX C.J. Wilson 20:05
Ryan Dempster CHN 8 1 7 9 6 MIL Chris Narveson 20:10
Justin Verlander DET 10 6 8 6 8 CHA Jake Peavy 20:10
Brett Myers HOU 4 4 4 7 4 STL Jake Westbrook 20:15
Joe Saunders AZ 2 9 3 3 2 SD Dustin Moseley 22:05
David Price TB 10 4 7 1 7 OAK Brandon McCarthy 22:05
Jhoulys Chacin COL 6 4 7 3 10 LAN Clayton Kershaw 20:10

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




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5 Responses to “One Night Only: Game Previews for July 26th”

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  1. Ben says:

    Thanks for this. As an MLB EI sub – I often have to plan ahead or go through a series of surfing before I can locate a “good” game. Nice chart – will try it tonight.

    PS: I had DET@CHW on my list first.

    You should also take into consideration quality of broadcast. Example, PBP booth, HD quality, overall stadium\crowd atmosphere.

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  2. phoenix2042 says:

    but but but what about the witty comments? where did they go? bring them back!

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  3. TFINY says:

    I miss the witty banter….

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  4. Matty Brown says:

    Disappointed.

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  5. herve houchoua says:

    evolutions P NERD ( a noter )

    …………………………………….

    MILLER ( bos ) 5* @ 1 @ 0……………….va disparaitre de la rotation ?

    CJ WILSON ( tex ) 4 @ 5 @ 6…………….de mieux en mieux

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