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.
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-).
Here’s the complete schedule for all today’s games.
|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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