One Night Only: Game Previews for August 11th


Let’s cut to the chase, how’s about.

Featured Game
Detroit (2) at Cleveland (6) | 19:05 ET
• Allow me to remind the reader that, after some important work in the NERD Lab yesterday, today’s Game Scores are being calculated with a new and improved playoff-odds adjustment — the entirely boring and unnecessarily complicated details of which any English speaker with a computer can read here.
• If you’re the sort of reader who prefers cutting to the chase, remain confident that Carson Cistulli is dedicated to improving your baseball experience to the max.
• If you’re the sort of film director who prefers cutting to the chase, your name is probably Hal Roach Sr.
• And you directed the Our Gang movies, among others.
• And you died in 1992. (Which: condolences.)

Audio Feed: Suggestions? (I’ve watched some Tigers Television. Rod Allen is quite strong, but I wouldn’t describe the broadcast as transencdent, either.)

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 5.6.

Note: a full list of Team NERD scores — including the relevant playoff-odds adjustments (POFF) appear at the bottom of this post.

Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP Home Time
Danny Duffy KC 6 10 5 6 5 TB Jeff Niemann 12:10
Cory Luebke SD 10 6 8 6 9 NYN Jonathon Niese 12:10
Jhoulys Chacin COL 5 6 4 5 5 CIN Johnny Cueto 12:35
Guillermo Moscoso OAK 0 1 1 6 5 TOR Brad Mills* 12:37
Tyler Chatwood LAA 2 5 6 10 6 NYA Bartolo Colon 13:05
Jordan Zimmermann WAS 8 4 5 1 7 CHN Ryan Dempster 14:20
Mark Buehrle CHA 3 2 3 2 2 BAL Chris Tillman 19:05
Justin Verlander DET 10 2 10 6 5 CLE Fausto Carmona 19:05
Yovani Gallardo MIL 7 7 9 4 8 STL Chris Carpenter 20:15
Brett Myers HOU 5 3 5 9 2 AZ Joe Saunders 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.

The complete Team NERD table. (Note: Team NERD Scores do not include POFF adjusted in last column):

Teams NERD Age BAT HR/FB Spd BULL UZR Pay Luck POFF
Royals 10 2.35 0.06 -0.46 0.65 -0.33 0.26 1.40 1.13 -0.68
Red Sox 10 0.00 2.40 1.52 0.31 0.57 1.84 0.00 0.33 -0.62
Yankees 10 0.00 1.96 1.42 1.67 0.57 0.60 0.00 0.00 -0.63
Diamondbacks 9 0.52 -0.16 0.91 0.82 -0.03 2.23 0.97 0.00 1.32
Marlins 9 1.44 -0.34 0.26 -0.20 0.53 -0.28 0.89 1.51 -0.68
Rangers 8 0.00 1.60 1.40 0.99 -0.30 0.72 0.02 0.00 0.65
Brewers 7 0.15 0.75 1.23 -0.03 1.23 0.04 0.18 0.40 0.13
Indians 6 0.98 -0.15 0.62 -0.20 -0.10 -0.46 1.08 0.00 1.98
Rays 6 0.42 0.20 0.01 0.99 -1.96 1.21 1.25 0.00 -0.42
Blue Jays 6 0.24 0.50 0.19 0.65 0.53 -0.61 0.75 0.00 -0.65
Padres 6 0.52 -0.82 -1.11 1.67 0.43 0.10 1.16 0.00 -0.61
Rockies 6 0.24 -0.31 0.24 0.48 1.40 0.02 0.12 0.00 -0.43
Mets 6 0.61 0.95 -1.28 1.16 0.17 -1.19 0.00 1.35 -0.46
Pirates 5 1.53 -1.20 -0.82 -0.20 -0.10 0.22 1.15 0.00 -0.56
Reds 5 0.00 0.23 0.65 -0.71 -0.43 1.83 0.41 0.00 -0.40
Angels 5 0.00 -0.40 -0.43 0.48 -0.60 1.26 0.00 1.58 2.10
Braves 4 0.06 -0.36 1.35 -2.07 2.07 -1.05 0.15 0.69 -0.15
Dodgers 4 0.00 -0.77 -1.06 0.31 0.03 0.16 0.00 2.00 -0.65
Nationals 4 0.00 -0.68 0.67 0.31 -0.63 -0.25 0.72 0.26 -0.67
Cardinals 4 0.00 1.40 1.32 -1.56 -0.10 -0.92 0.00 0.00 2.37
Giants 4 0.00 -1.61 -1.39 -1.05 1.70 0.54 0.00 1.94 1.49
Astros 3 0.24 -0.41 -1.56 0.48 0.10 -1.58 0.55 1.96 -0.70
Phillies 3 0.00 0.01 0.12 0.82 -0.67 -0.67 0.00 0.08 -0.69
Tigers 2 0.24 0.65 -0.17 -0.88 -1.60 -0.55 0.00 1.11 1.38
Orioles 2 0.24 -0.14 0.57 -1.73 0.07 -2.07 0.19 1.26 -0.70
White Sox 2 0.00 -0.77 -0.34 -1.90 1.33 -0.19 0.00 0.00 0.99
Athletics 1 0.00 -0.59 -1.45 0.14 -0.17 -0.59 0.65 0.00 -0.67
Cubs 1 0.00 -0.53 0.16 -0.88 -0.80 -0.92 0.00 0.75 -0.70
Twins 0 1.07 -1.11 -1.08 -0.54 -2.50 0.20 0.00 0.00 -0.66
Mariners 0 0.00 -1.95 -1.47 0.14 -0.43 -0.05 0.16 0.26 -0.70

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Pitch NERD
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J aime :

NIEMANN / TB / 3 @ 4 @ 5 today : 5
NIESE / NYM / 6 @ 7 @ 8 @ 9 today : 9

j aime pas :

CARMONA / CLE / 7 @ 6 @ 5 today : 5