One Night Only: Game Previews for September 10th

John Locke: not a Pirate.

Florida (8) at Pittsburgh (5) | 19:05 ET
Boom, Debut
Though you probably already wrote about it in your diary and everything, allow me to inform you that left-hander Jeff Locke, 23, makes his major-league debut tonight for Pittsburgh.

Regarding Locke’s Numbers
Here are Jeff Locke’s numbers this season between Double- and Triple-A: 153.1 IP, 8.2 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 0.6 HR/9.

Regarding Some Other of Locke’s Numbers
Per StatCorner, Locke’s ground-ball numbers appear to’ve hovered in the 45-50% area in the minors.

Regarding Locke’s Relationship to the Philosopher of a Similar Name
On the subject of Locke’s relationship to the 17th c. philosopher John, FanGraphs hasn’t been able to establish any relation between the two, although it should be noted that the former (i.e. Jeff) is fluent on the subject of epistemology.

Regarding How Long It Took to Craft That Fourth Section
Embarrassing minutes.

Regarding How the Yankee-Angel Game Tonight Is Way More Meaningful
Please go blerg yourself.

MLB.TV Audio Feed: Pirates Television. (Or Radio, is it, that’s better?)

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 and RotoWire. The average NERD Game Score for today is 5.5.

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
Rick VandenHurk* BAL 5 2 5 6 8 TOR Henderson Alvarez 13:07
Randy Wells CHN 3 4 4 4 7 NYN Chris Capuano 13:10
Bronson Arroyo CIN 3 5 3 6 4 COL Alex White 16:10
Fausto Carmona CLE 6 4 5 3 5 CHA Philip Humber 16:10
Anthony Swarzak MIN 2 0 3 2 8 DET Max Scherzer 16:10
Trevor Cahill OAK 5 1 6 7 6 TEX Alexi Ogando 16:10
Anibal Sanchez FL 9 8 8 5 9 PIT Jeff Locke* 19:05
Wandy Rodriguez HOU 5 4 4 6 4 WAS John Lannan 19:05
Kyle Weiland* BOS 8 10 7 7 4 TB Jeremy Hellickson 19:10
Cliff Lee PHI 10 3 5 8 2 MIL Randy Wolf 19:10
Derek Lowe ATL 6 4 6 3 8 STL Jaime Garcia 19:15
Tim Stauffer SD 4 6 5 9 7 AZ Wade Miley 20:10
Dana Eveland* LAN 5 4 4 3 4 SF Ryan Vogelsong 21:05
CC Sabathia NYA 10 10 10 5 7 LAA Dan Haren 21:05
Felipe Paulino KC 7 10 7 0 10 SEA Michael Pineda 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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  1. Mr. Verlander says:

    Scherzer pitching, he’s pretty fun to watch up and close.

    As good as he is, can you believe that I have almost 10 wins more than him?

    Really shows the difference between a man and a boy.

    Even if that boy is pretty darned good.

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