One Night Only: Game Previews for August 3rd


The Boston offense is indefatigable, whatever that word means.

Featured Game
Cleveland (9) at Boston (7) | 19:10 ET
• So, there are 25 qualified batters currently sporting a 140 wRC+ or better and five of them, turns out, are on the Red Sox.
• To wit: Adrian Gonzalez (166), Dustin Pedroia (151), Jacoby Ellsbury (146), David Ortiz (145), and Kevin Youkilis (143).
• Those also happened to be batters No. 1-5 (although not in that order) in the Red Sox lineup yesterday in the first game of this series — which, that doesn’t seem fair.
• But you know another thing that’s not fair? Life.
• And a third? My grandfather’s skin after standing out in the sun for, like, 30 seconds.*

*Denotes comedy joke.

Watch: NESN.

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 5.2.

Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP Home Time
Brandon Beachy ATL 8 6 6 4 5 WAS Chien-Ming Wang* 13:05
Edwin Jackson STL 8 8 6 8 2 MIL Randy Wolf 14:10
Roy Halladay PHI 10 3 5 4 2 COL Jason Hammel 15:10
Gio Gonzalez OAK 6 1 4 1 5 SEA Charlie Furbush* 15:40
Jason Marquis AZ 4 7 5 6 4 SF Ryan Vogelsong 15:45
Matt Garza CHN 10 1 6 5 4 PIT Charlie Morton 19:05
Matt Harrison TEX 5 8 5 4 5 DET Doug Fister 19:05
Carlos Carrasco CLE 6 9 7 5 7 BOS Tim Wakefield 19:10
Clay Hensley* FL 5 6 5 6 3 NYN Dillon Gee 19:10
Carlos Villanueva TOR 3 6 5 4 8 TB James Shields 19:10
Dontrelle Willis CIN 5 7 6 4 7 HOU Jordan Lyles 20:05
Jeremy Guthrie BAL 3 3 4 7 4 KC Luke Hochevar 20:10
A.J. Burnett NYA 5 6 5 4 5 CHA Gavin Floyd 20:10
Ted Lilly LAN 6 3 5 4 5 SD Tim Stauffer 22:05
Scott Baker MIN 7 2 5 7 3 LAA Joel Pineiro 22:05

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.

GIF courtesy of the defunkt Walkoff Walk.

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Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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WOLF / MIL / 4 @ 3 @ 4 @ 3 @ 2

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