One Night Only: Previews for Weekend of May 27th


Shaun Marcum unfairly obscures the center-field batter’s eye with heavenly white light.

This edition of One Night Only contains:

1. Expanded previews for six games — including many italicized points.

2. Pitcher and Team NERD scores for every one of this weekend’s games (using the highly experimental and dangerous pitcher-heavy method discussed recently).

3. Matter over mind. Way over it.

Friday, May 27th
San Francisco (4) at Milwaukee (8) | 20:10 ET
Per his Pitch F/x page, Shaun Marcum (7) is throwing five pitches more than 14.5% of the time.
• Regard: four-seam fastball (14.7%), changeup (34.3%), curveball (14.9%), two-seam fastball (14.6%), cut fastball (18.3%).
• He faces the barely imitable Tim Lincecum (9) tonight.

New York Americans (7) at Seattle (3) | 22:10 ET
Per Baseball Reference, the average major-league attendance so far this seasons is 28,154, while the average away attendance for the Yankees is 31,770.
• That’s almost definitely not conclusive in any way.
• Regardless, it’s likely that more than 19,151 (i.e. the Mariners’ average in 2011) will watch Michael Pineda (10) face the Yankees.

Saturday, May 28th
Cleveland (10) at Tampa Bay (6) | 16:10 ET
Carlos Carrasco (6) faces James Shields (9).
• Shields’ FIP and xFIP, respectively, in his May 22nd start (the 13 K one): 0.35 and 1.24.
The whiff rates, respectively, on Shields’ change and curve in that game: 30.8% (on 39 thrown) and 25.9% (on 27).

St. Louis (5) at Colorado (9) | 19:10 ET
• Today marks the debut of young Juan Nicasio.
• Nicasio this year, at Double-A Tulsa: 56.2 IP, 10.01 K/9, 1.59 BB/9, 0.48 HR/9, 2.19 FIP.
The internet declares these markets within the range of FOX’s broadcast of the present game: Albuquerque, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Memphis, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis.

Sunday, May 29th
Arizona (10) at Houston (2) | 14:05 ET
• Apparently, there’s no emoticon that means explicitly, “I want to sit on my couch and watch the hell out of Josh Collmenter pitching.”
• Nor for Bud Norris (9), either.
• Just kidding: I don’t really own a couch.

Kansas City (10) at Texas (6) | 15:05 ET
Danny Duffy makes his third career start tonight.
• Line so far: 9.1 IP, 9.64 K/9, 8.68 BB/9, 39.1% GB.
• The very last bullet point in this post.

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

Friday:

Saturday:

Sunday:

pNERD = Pitcher NERD
tNERD = Team NERD
Game = Time and Average NERD for Game
* = Fewer than 20 IP, NERD of 5 (or 10 for debuts)




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  1. drtrix says:

    Wow…Is that Garcia Nicasio match-up Saturday the first 9 of the season?

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  3. herve houchoua says:

    evolution des pitchers / may 28
    …………………………..
    SHIELDS / TB / 8 @ 9
    ARROYO / CIN / 4 @ 5
    NOVA / NYY / 1 @ 2

    KURODA / LAD / 7 @ 6
    LOWE / ATL / 7 @ 6
    HARRISON / TX / 4 @ 3
    O SULLIVAN / KC / 1 @ 0

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  4. herve houchoua says:

    ARIZONA / TOP PITCHERS / P NERD

    HUDSON 9
    KENNEDY 6
    COLLMENTER 5 OWINGS 5
    GALARRAGA 1
    SAUNDERS 0

    DUKE debute ce may 28

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  5. herve houchoua says:

    ATLANTA / TOP PITCHERS / P NERD

    HANSON BEACHY 8
    LOWE JURRJENS 6
    HUDSON 5

    TEHERAN 10 @ ?

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  6. herve houchoua says:

    BOSTON / TOP PITCHERS / P NERD

    BECKETT 7
    LESTER 6
    WAKEFIELD 5
    BUCHHOLZ 4
    LACKEY 1
    MATSUZAKA 0

    ACEVES 10 @ ?

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  7. herve houchoua says:

    BALTIMORE / TOP PITCHERS / P NERD

    BRITTON 6
    ARRIETA 5
    BERGESEN GUTHRIE 4
    TILLMAN 2

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  8. herve houchoua says:

    CLEVELAND / TOP PITCHERS / P NERD

    CARRASCO CARMONA MASTERSON 6
    WHITE TALBOT TOMLIN 5

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  9. herve houchoua says:

    COLORADO / TOP PITCHERS / P NERD

    CHACIN 7
    MORTENSEN 5
    JIMENEZ HAMMEL 4

    NICOSIO 10 @ ?

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  10. Eric says:

    merci pour ce travail!

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  11. herve houchoua says:

    CHICAGO CUBS / TOP PITCHERS / P NERD

    GARZA 10
    DEMPSTER 7
    WELLS / DAVIS 5
    ZAMBRANO 2
    COLEMAN 0

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  12. herve houchoua says:

    CIN REDS / TOP PITCHERS / P NERD

    BAILEY 8
    VOLQUEZ WOOD 7
    CUETO ARROYO 5

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  13. herve houchoua says:

    CHICAGO WHITE SOX / TOP PITCHERS / P NERD

    ED JACKSON 7
    FLOYD 6
    DANKS PEAVY 5
    HUMBER 4
    BUEHRLE 1

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  14. herve houchoua says:

    DETROIT TIGERS / TOP PITCHERS / P NERD

    VERLANDER 8
    SCHERZER 6
    PORCELLO 5
    COKE 3
    PENNY 1

    OLIVER 10 @ ?

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