Mike Trout or Matt Wieters: which is more of a street-wise Hercules, you think?
Tampa Bay (7) at Boston (9) | 13:35 ET
Playoff Race Status Update
Even with Tampa Bay’s victory last night, Cool Standings still gives the Red Sox a 94.1% chance of making the playoffs; Tampa Bay, just 5.4%.
Regarding This Game, Odds of Victory
The money line for this game is currently set at about -135 for Tampa Bay and +125 for Boston.
Regarding This Game, Odds of Victory, Part II
That suggests about a 56.5% chance of winning for Tampa Bay; about 43.5% for Boston.
Playoff Race Speculation, Beginning with the Words “In Conclusion”
In conclusion, Tampa Bay has about a 57% chance of entering the week behind only two games in the Wild Card race.
MLB.TV Audio Feed: Red Sox Television.
Two Other Games
Los Angeles AL (5) at Baltimore (2) | 13:35 ET
Behold as Mike Trout and Matt Wieters try to out-hero each other. If Wieters is catching, that is. Which, if he’s not, my apologies, United States.
MLB.TV Audio Feed: Angels Radio.
St. Louis (3) at Philadelphia (3) | 20:05 ET
Behold as the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team attempts to make this game compelling for three-plus hours.
MLB.TV Audio Feed: ESPN.
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.
em>The following Game Scores include the new and improved playoff-odds adjustment, which you can learn about in your brain by clicking here.
|Freddy Garcia||NYA||3||10||6||6||10||TOR||Brandon Morrow||13:07|
|Zack Greinke||MIL||10||8||6||5||5||CIN||Dontrelle Willis||13:10|
|Jered Weaver||LAA||5||5||7||2||5||BAL||Alfredo Simon||13:35|
|Brad Hand||FL||0||7||1||5||2||WAS||Chien-Ming Wang||13:35|
|Dillon Gee||NYN||4||4||6||5||10||ATL||Brandon Beachy||13:35|
|David Price||TB||9||7||10||9||7||BOS||Tim Wakefield||13:35|
|John Danks||CHA||7||2||4||10||2||KC||Bruce Chen||14:10|
|Justin Masterson||CLE||7||4||4||0||4||MIN||Carl Pavano||14:10|
|Brett Myers||HOU||6||4||5||4||7||CHN||Ryan Dempster||14:20|
|Matt Cain||SF||6||3||6||6||5||COL||Esmil Rogers||15:10|
|Joe Saunders||AZ||2||9||3||5||4||SD||Aaron Harang||16:05|
|Justin Verlander||DET||10||3||3||1||0||OAK||Guillermo Moscoso||16:05|
|Brad Lincoln||PIT||6||5||4||4||4||LAN||Chad Billingsley||16:10|
|Matt Harrison||TEX||5||8||6||1||9||SEA||Felix Hernandez||16:10|
|Chris Carpenter||STL||8||3||9||3||9||PHI||Cole Hamels||20:05|
NERD represents an attempt to anticipate the watchability of a game for the baseballing enthusiast.
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* = Fewer than 20 IP, NERD at discretion of very handsome author.
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