Boston (9) at New York AL (10) | 16:10 ET
Regarding Something Bill James Said
Bill James has said — somewhere, at some point in time — something to the effect of “We’re frequently interested in things that other people find interesting.”
An Example of What James Means by That
Murder cases — like how people like murder cases.
On the Relevance of That Statement to This Game
Despite the fact that, as of this morning, the Red Sox have something like a 95% chance of making the playoffs, a great portion of New Englanders are wringing their hands anxiously regarding the Sox and their fate.
An Example of Said Handwringing
A Boston Globe photo slideshow entitled “Who’s to Blame?”
Another Example of That Handwringing
This video debate over whether the Sox are dirty and doggy enough.
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Toronto (6) at Tampa Bay (7) | 19:10 ET
The Rays aren’t entirely eliminated.
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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 4.9.
The following Game Scores include the new and improved playoff-odds adjustment, which you can learn about in your brain by clicking here.
|Brandon Beachy||ATL||10||5||7||5||2||WAS||Chien-Ming Wang||13:05|
|Brian Duensing||MIN||5||0||2||5||1||CLE||David Huff||13:05|
|Rodrigo Lopez||CHN||3||4||7||3||4||STL||Kyle Lohse||13:10|
|Cole Hamels||PHI||9||3||7||3||9||NYN||R.A. Dickey||13:10|
|Jon Lester||BOS||6||9||6||10||3||NYA||Freddy Garcia||16:10|
|Felix Hernandez||SEA||9||0||6||9||6||TEX||Alexi Ogando||16:10|
|Jeremy Guthrie||BAL||3||2||5||2||10||DET||Justin Verlander||19:05|
|Travis Wood||CIN||3||5||4||5||7||PIT||Brad Lincoln||19:05|
|Jason Hammel||COL||2||6||2||4||2||HOU||J.A. Happ||19:05|
|Scott Diamond||MIN||3||0||2||5||3||CLE||Mitch Talbot||19:05|
|Alex Sanabia*||FL||6||8||7||8||10||MIL||Zack Greinke||19:10|
|Everett Teaford*||KC||7||10||6||2||7||CHA||John Danks||19:10|
|Joe Blanton||PHI||8||3||4||3||3||NYN||Dillon Gee||19:10|
|Ricky Romero||TOR||6||6||8||7||6||TB||Jeff Niemann||19:10|
|Eric Surkamp||SF||0||3||3||9||7||AZ||Ian Kennedy||20:10|
|Chad Billingsley||LAN||4||5||4||6||4||SD||Aaron Harang||20:35|
|Guillermo Moscoso||OAK||1||1||3||5||6||LAA||Jerome Williams||21:05|
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.