One Night Only: Game Previews for September 19th


Only one budget travel author can help the Cardinals now.

St. Louis (3) at Philadelphia (3) | 19:05 ET
A Thing the Author Didn’t Know
A thing the author didn’t know is how the Cardinals have played their way into Wild Card contention.

Regarding Said Contention
After their defeat Sunday night of Philadelphia — and Atlanta’s loss to the Mets — St. Louis is three games behind Atlanta in the NL Wild Card race, giving them an 8.1% chance of winning same Wild Card berth.

Regarding Said Contention, Part II
The Cardinals’ current chances at the Wild Card are the highest they’ve been since August 17th.

If Rick Steves Wrote a Book for the Cardinals
If noted travel author Rick Steves wrote a book to help the Cardinals, it’d be called Major League Playoffs Through the Back Door.

If an Adult-Film Actress Wrote a Book for the Cardinals
If an adult-film actress wrote a book to help the Cardinals, it’d have a title pretty similar to Rick Steves’ book.

MLB.TV Audio Feed: Phillies Radio.

Two Other Games
Los Angeles AL (5) at Toronto (6) | 19:07 ET
In which Jerome Williams is a selling point.

MLB.TV Audio Feed: Blue Jays Radio.

Atlanta (5) at Florida (7) | 19:10 ET
In which the Braves attempt not to soil themselves.

MLB.TV Audio Feed: Braves Radio.

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 5.0.

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
Jeremy Guthrie BAL 3 2 5 9 6 BOS Kyle Weiland* 13:05
Scott Diamond MIN 5 0 4 10 6 NYA A.J. Burnett 13:05
Charlie Furbush SEA 4 0 1 4 1 CLE David Huff 16:05
Kyle Lohse STL 3 3 8 3 10 PHI Roy Halladay 19:05
Jerome Williams LAA 7 5 7 6 6 TOR Ricky Romero 19:07
Mike Minor ATL 8 5 8 7 7 FL Ricky Nolasco 19:10
Brian Matusz BAL 2 2 4 9 3 BOS John Lackey 19:10
J.A. Happ HOU 2 4 3 5 5 CIN Dontrelle Willis 19:10
Chris Narveson MIL 5 8 4 4 4 CHN Casey Coleman 20:05
Cory Luebke SD 10 5 6 6 6 COL Kevin Millwood 20:40
Charlie Morton PIT 4 4 5 9 7 AZ Ian Kennedy 21:40

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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