One Night Only: Game Previews for September 6th

Featured Games
Los Angeles Nationals (4) at Washington (6) | 19:05 ET
• The author has taken the liberty of assigning Stephen Strasburg a NERD score of 19 — i.e. the lowest number Strasburg could receive for the purposes of making the overall Game Score a 10.
• It’s for these sort of executive decisions that people often refer to me as “Carson Cistulli.”
• On other occasions, people call me other, horribler things.

MLB.TV Audio Feed: Dodgers Television (or Nationals Television, for what might be a more Strasburg-centric broadcast).

Seattle (0) at Los Angeles Americans (5) | 22:05 ET
• There’s a thin red line separating the current baseball season from a baseball season without a playoff race.
• The Angels, if I may submit a submission, are that thin red line.
• And Mike Trout is the Great Artist drawing said line.

MLB.TV Audio Feed: Mariners Television.

San Francisco (3) at San Diego (3) | 22:05 ET
• Let’s watch this game together at San Francisco’s Gordon Biersch Brewery, how about.
• Starting around 5pm PT, how about.
With some other baseball-y baseball nerds.

MLB.TV Audio Feed: Giants Radio.

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 and RotoWire. The average NERD Game Score for today is 5.9.

The following Game Scores include the new and improved playoff-odds adjustment, which you can learn about in your brain by clicking here.

Away SP Tm. Gm. Tm. SP Home Time
Tim Hudson ATL 6 4 5 3 6 PHI Vance Worley 19:05
Tommy Hunter BAL 6 1 4 10 4 NYA Phil Hughes 19:05
Rick Porcello DET 6 2 5 5 5 CLE Fausto Carmona 19:05
Brett Myers HOU 5 4 4 5 4 PIT Brad Lincoln 19:05
Ted Lilly LAN 5 4 10 6 19 WAS Stephen Strasburg* 19:05
Jon Lester BOS 6 10 6 6 6 TOR Luis Perez* 19:07
Miguel Batista* STL 5 3 6 8 8 FL Chris Volstad 19:10
C.J. Wilson TEX 6 8 8 7 5 TB Jeff Niemann 19:10
Mike Leake CIN 7 5 4 4 3 CHN Rodrigo Lopez 20:05
Jake Peavy CHA 8 2 7 0 10 MIN Liam Hendriks* 20:10
Yovani Gallardo MIL 8 7 5 3 3 STL Kyle Lohse 20:15
Josh Collmenter AZ 5 9 4 5 2 COL Jason Hammel 20:40
Danny Duffy KC 6 10 5 1 6 OAK Gio Gonzalez 22:05
Felix Hernandez SEA 9 0 10 5 6 LAA Ervin Santana 22:05
Eric Surkamp* SF 8 3 5 6 3 SD Wade LeBlanc 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.

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

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The Twins team score should probably have some sort of negative value. Did you see that lineup yesterday? If Zack Stewart can nearly perfect game them, imagine what anyone else could have done!

B Revere CF
T Plouffe SS
J Mauer DH
D Valencia 3B
R Tosoni LF
L Hughes 1B
B Dinkelman 2B
J Repko RF
D Butera C


Hey, if Liriano gets credit for his crappy no hitter against an awful White Sox lineup then Stewart gets credit for yesterday. Fair’s fair.