A Relevant Jeopardy Question, Option No. 1
Who are three players with fewer than 100 career plate appearances combined?
A Relevant Jeopardy Question, Option No. 2
Who are three players who started for Oakland on Sunday?
Regarding Those Players, Their Triple-A Stats This Year
Miller: 475 PA, .276/.368/.588 (.401 BABIP), 11.4% BB, 37.7% K.
Recker: 412 PA, .287/.388/.501 (.328 BABIP), 13.6% BB, 19.7% K.
Taylor: 400 PA, .272/.360/.456 (.310 BABIP), 11.5% BB, 20.0% K.
Regarding Jai Miller, His Strikeout Rate
I’m no expert, but I’ll suggest he consider low-ifying it.
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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 5.3.
The following Game Scores include the new and improved playoff-odds adjustment, which you can learn about in your brain by clicking here.
|Kyle Lohse||STL||3||3||6||5||6||PIT||Brad Lincoln||19:05|
|Jeff Niemann||TB||6||7||7||2||5||BAL||Zach Britton||19:05|
|Rodrigo Lopez||CHN||2||4||3||5||5||CIN||Dontrelle Willis||19:10|
|Chris Volstad||FL||7||8||7||4||9||ATL||Brandon Beachy||19:10|
|Ross Detwiler||WAS||5||6||6||4||9||NYN||R.A. Dickey||19:10|
|Roy Oswalt||PHI||5||3||4||4||6||HOU||Brett Myers||20:05|
|Rick Porcello||DET||6||2||5||2||7||CHA||John Danks||20:10|
|Joel Pineiro||LAA||2||5||7||1||6||OAK||Gio Gonzalez||22:05|
|Joe Saunders||AZ||2||9||3||4||5||LAN||Ted Lilly||22:10|
|Phil Hughes||NYA||4||10||5||0||9||SEA||Felix Hernandez||22:10|
|Aaron Harang||SD||4||6||5||3||7||SF||Eric Surkamp*||22:15|
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.
Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.