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One Night Only: Game Previews for September 12th


Juliet isn’t totally stoked about today’s slate of games.

Los Angeles Americans (5) at Oakland (1) | 22:05 ET
A Jeopardy Answer for Today’s Game
Jai Miller, Anthony Recker, and Michael Taylor.

A Relevant Jeopardy Question, Option No. 1
Who are three players with fewer than 100 career plate appearances combined?

A Relevant Jeopardy Question, Option No. 2
Who are three players who started for Oakland on Sunday?

Regarding Those Players, Their Triple-A Stats This Year
Miller: 475 PA, .276/.368/.588 (.401 BABIP), 11.4% BB, 37.7% K.
Recker: 412 PA, .287/.388/.501 (.328 BABIP), 13.6% BB, 19.7% K.
Taylor: 400 PA, .272/.360/.456 (.310 BABIP), 11.5% BB, 20.0% K.

Regarding Jai Miller, His Strikeout Rate
I’m no expert, but I’ll suggest he consider low-ifying it.

MLB.TV Audio Feed: Ladies Choice.

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 MLB.com and RotoWire. The average NERD Game Score for today is 5.3.

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
Kyle Lohse STL 3 3 6 5 6 PIT Brad Lincoln 19:05
Jeff Niemann TB 6 7 7 2 5 BAL Zach Britton 19:05
Rodrigo Lopez CHN 2 4 3 5 5 CIN Dontrelle Willis 19:10
Chris Volstad FL 7 8 7 4 9 ATL Brandon Beachy 19:10
Ross Detwiler WAS 5 6 6 4 9 NYN R.A. Dickey 19:10
Roy Oswalt PHI 5 3 4 4 6 HOU Brett Myers 20:05
Rick Porcello DET 6 2 5 2 7 CHA John Danks 20:10
Joel Pineiro LAA 2 5 7 1 6 OAK Gio Gonzalez 22:05
Joe Saunders AZ 2 9 3 4 5 LAN Ted Lilly 22:10
Phil Hughes NYA 4 10 5 0 9 SEA Felix Hernandez 22:10
Aaron Harang SD 4 6 5 3 7 SF Eric Surkamp* 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.