NERD Game Scores for Sunday, June 19, 2016

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric nobleman Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here.


Most Highly Rated Game
Seattle at Boston | 13:35 ET
Walker (70.2 IP, 91 xFIP-) vs. Price (91.2 IP, 78 xFIP-)
While the arbritraily calculated NERD metric produced by the author indicates that this afternoon’s Mariners-Red Sox game is likely to offer the day’s best example of the Pastime, it’s unlikely that either he — or many other of this site’s contributors, in fact — will have the opportunity to inspect it closely. Instead, that same cadre of adorably nebbish men and women will be present at the Staten Island Yankees’ Sabermetrics Day event — for which event it’s necessary to leave literally right now, if managing Dave Cameron’s expression and wild gesticulations are a reliable indicator.

Readers’ Preferred Broadcast: Boston Radio.

Two Other Brief Notes
Today’s Free Game
Today’s free game features Colorado at Miami, starts at 13:10 ET, and can be accessed by means of this hyperlinked text.

Broadcaster Rankings
Recently, the present author facilitated a crowdsourcing effort to reproduce the broadcaster rankings which appeared on this site roughly four years ago. The updated results for television broadcasts are available by means of this hyperlinked text; for radio, by means of this other text.

Complete Schedule
Here’s the complete and very sortable table for all of today’s games. Pitching probables and game times aggregated from and also the rest of the internet. Note that calculations both for team and game NERD scores feature adjustment for postseason odds that increases as season progresses. Read more about those adjustments here and here.

NERD Scores for June 19, 2016
Away SP TM GM TM SP Home Time
Julio Teheran ATL 5 2 5 6 8 NYN Jacob deGrom 13:10
Carlos Rodon CHA 6 3 6 7 7 CLE Carlos Carrasco 13:10
Tyler Anderson* COL 7 4 5 5 2 MIA Tom Koehler 13:10
Jake Peavy SF 4 5 5 7 5 TB Jake Odorizzi 13:10
Archie Bradley AZ 7 6 5 2 4 PHI Zach Eflin* 13:35
Taijuan Walker SEA 9 6 8 8 8 BOS David Price 13:35
Marcus Stroman TOR 8 6 6 7 4 BAL Chris Tillman 13:35
Brandon Finnegan CIN 3 3 4 6 5 HOU Mike Fiers 14:10
Nathan Eovaldi NYA 9 4 6 5 5 MIN Ervin Santana 14:10
Jordan Zimmermann DET 4 4 4 5 4 KC Chris Young 14:15
Martin Perez TEX 4 5 5 6 5 STL Mike Leake 14:15
Jered Weaver LAA 3 3 2 4 0 OAK Eric Surkamp 16:05
Matt Garza* MIL 6 4 5 6 5 LAN Kenta Maeda 16:10
Gio Gonzalez WAS 6 7 6 5 6 SD Drew Pomeranz 16:40
Jameson Taillon PIT 8 5 7 6 7 CHN Kyle Hendricks 20:08
SP denotes pitcher NERD score.
TM denotes team score.
GM denotes overall game score.
Highlighted portion denotes game of the day.

* = Fewer than 10 IP, NERD at discretion of clueless author.

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Possible to create a master list of the new broadcast rankings with a similar format to the old master list (