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One Night Only: Previews for Weekend of June 24th


Chauncey Gardner, of no relation to Brett.

This edition of One Night Only contains:

1. Expanded previews for the exact perfect number of games.

2. Very proprietary Pitcher and Team NERD scores for every one of this weekend’s myriad games.

3. Equal parts shabby and chic.

Friday, June 24th
Colorado (7) at New York Americans (8) | 19:05 ET
The Charlie Blackmon is one reason to watch, obviously.
• Which, line so far: 54 PA, .327/.352/.346 (.347 wOBA) .338 wOBA, 104 wRC+, 3.7% BB, 5.8% K.
• Also, knowing for real-real (courtesy Jack Moore) that Brett Gardner is an actual, um, star — that’s worth my time.

Washington (6) at Chicago Americans (8) | 20:10 ET
“Some of them want to abuse you, some of them want to be abused.”

This is:

(a) A lyric from a (an?) Eurythmics’ song.
(b) Somehow relevant to the Whole Jim Riggleman Situation.
(c) Somehow relevant to watching to a Hawk Harrelson-broadcasted Sox’ game.
(d) Both all and none of the above, simultaneously.

Saturday, June 25th
Arizona (10) at Detroit (3) | 19:05 ET
• It’s time to play Compare and Contrast, the new game-show that everybody loves.
Justin Verlander, average fastball velocity: 95.2 mph.
Josh Collmenter, average fastball velocity: 86.9 mph.

Toronto (4) at St. Louis (4) | 19:15 ET
• OMG, guys, what’d you do to Jose Bautista?
• Like, look at his line from June, is what I mean: 86 PA, .232/.384/.333 (.269 BABIP), .318 wOBA, 99 wRC+.
• His line from two months before that: 1,345,564,456,564,564.

Sunday, June 26th
Colorado (7) at New York Americans (8) | 14:05 ET
• Dear Future Us-es,
• Check out Juan Nicasio‘s line, like, if you’re not doing anything.
• Voila: 28.2 IP, 7.53 K/9, 2.20 BB/9, 40.7% GB, 3.35 xFIP, 90 xFIP-.

Atlanta (6) at Cory Luebke (10) | 16:05 ET
• Hey guys, Cory Luebke’s making his first start of the season.
• His line as a reliever: 39.0 IP, 9.92 K/9, 3.46 BB/9, 48.3% GB, 2.84 xFIP, 76 xFIP-
• Fantasy gold! Fantasy gold! Fantasy gold!

Also Playing
These games are very likely playing at some kind of sporty channel near you.

Friday:


Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP Home Time
Zach Duke AZ 5 10 4 3 1 DET Phil Coke 19:05
Jon Lester BOS 6 7 5 3 3 PIT Paul Maholm 19:05
Edinson Volquez CIN 7 7 6 3 5 BAL C. Jakubauskas* 19:05
Ubaldo Jimenez COL 6 7 6 8 5 NYA A.J. Burnett 19:05
Gu. Moscoso OAK 0 2 2 3 3 PHI Vance Worley 19:05
Mike Pelfrey NYN 3 5 4 8 4 TEX Matt Harrison 20:05
James Shields TB 9 5 7 5 5 HOU Wa. Rodriguez 20:05
Ryan Dempster CHN 7 0 5 10 2 KC Bruce Chen 20:10
Scott Baker MIN 7 0 5 8 3 MIL Randy Wolf 20:10
Jor. Zimmermann WAS 7 6 7 1 8 CHA Edwin Jackson 20:10
Brandon Morrow TOR 9 8 6 4 3 STL Jake Westbrook 20:15
Derek Lowe ATL 6 6 6 5 6 SD Tim Stauffer 22:05
Dan Haren LAA 8 5 6 2 5 LAN R. De La Rosa* 22:10
Felix Hernandez SEA 9 2 7 3 8 FL Ricky Nolasco 22:10
Carlos Carrasco CLE 6 10 5 3 3 SF Jo. Sanchez 22:15

Saturday:


Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP Home Time
Aaron Cook* COL 5 7 6 8 7 NYA CC Sabathia 13:05
Tyler Chatwood LAA 2 5 4 2 6 LAN Hiroki Kuroda 16:10
Justin Masterson CLE 6 10 6 3 6 SF Matt Cain 16:10
Jonathon Niese NYN 6 5 6 8 6 TEX Alexi Ogando 16:10
Tom Gorzelanny WAS 3 6 4 1 5 CHA John Danks 16:10
Josh Collmenter AZ 7 10 8 3 9 DET Justin Verlander 19:05
Tim Wakefield BOS 6 7 5 3 5 PIT Jeff Karstens 19:05
Bronson Arroyo CIN 4 7 5 3 5 BAL Brian Matusz* 19:05
Trevor Cahill OAK 5 2 6 3 10 PHI Cole Hamels 19:05
Wade Davis TB 0 5 4 5 8 HOU Bud Norris 19:05
Carlos Zambrano CHN 3 0 4 10 5 KC Danny Duffy 19:10
Francisco Liriano MIN 4 0 5 8 7 MIL Yovani Gallardo 19:10
Carlos Villanueva TOR 4 8 7 4 10 STL Jaime Garcia 19:15
Jair Jurrjens ATL 6 6 4 5 2 SD Dustin Moseley 20:35
Jason Vargas SEA 3 2 4 3 6 FL Chris Volstad 22:10

Sunday:


Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP Home Time
Joe Saunders AZ 1 10 3 3 2 DET Brad Penny 13:05
Andrew Miller* BOS 5 7 4 3 2 PIT James McDonald 13:35
Homer Bailey CIN 7 7 5 3 4 BAL Jeremy Guthrie 13:35
Josh Outman OAK 1 2 5 3 10 PHI Roy Halladay 13:35
Juan Nicasio COL 10 7 7 8 3 NYA Ivan Nova 14:05
Jeff Niemann TB 3 5 3 5 2 HOU J.A. Happ 14:05
Randy Wells CHN 2 0 4 10 4 KC Luke Hochevar 14:10
Carl Pavano MIN 3 0 5 8 7 MIL Chris Narveson 14:10
Liv. Hernandez WAS 2 6 3 1 4 CHA Philip Humber 14:10
Kyle McClellan TOR 3 8 4 4 3 STL Kyle McClellan 14:15
Dillon Gee NYN 4 5 6 8 7 TEX Derek Holland 15:05
Tim Hudson ATL 6 6 7 5 10 SD Cory Luebke* 16:05
Jered Weaver LAA 6 5 7 2 10 LAN Clayton Kershaw 16:10
Fausto Carmona CLE 6 10 7 3 9 SF Mad. Bumgarner 20:05
Doug Fister SEA 5 2 6 3 9 FL Anibal Sanchez 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 Team NERD, click here.
To learn how Game NERD Scores are calculated, click here.
* = Fewer than 20 IP, NERD of 5 (or 10 for debuts)
Pitching probables and game times from MLB.com.