Milwaukee vs San Francisco 61 Washington vs Seattle 61 Cleveland vs Kansas City 58 Miami vs Atlanta 58 Cincinnati vs Pittsburgh 54 Detroit vs White Sox 54 Cubs vs St Louis 50 Yankees vs Toronto 48 Oakland vs Angels 46 Minnesota vs Baltimore 45 Boston vs Tampa Bay 44 Philadelphia vs Mets 43 Texas vs Houston 43 Dodgers vs San Diego 42 Colorado vs Arizona 41This is the BETA version of a method of rating games for their potential to provide entertaining baseball. The formula is still in development, but is refined enough at the moment that it can guide you towards games where the batters will get on base and hit for power, the fielders cover ground and throw well and the pitchers induce the batter to swing. Games are rated on the 20-80 scale, with 50 being an average score.
Friday, 29 August 2014
29 August 2014: Potentially Entertaining Game Scores
National League action reigns supreme for a change at the top, although the Nationals are going to have to play under American-League rules during their visit to Seattle. Those two teams have top-notch bullpens, one of the highest bullpen scores I've seen for a series. They also have the best pitching match-up of the day going for them, with blog favourite Jordan Zimmermann facing Felix Hernandez. The AL Central Division clash between Cleveland and Kansas City this weekend has a lot of potential for unsettling the playoff race. a sweep by Cleveland has the potential to bring several fringe teams, including the Indians, into the hunt for October. The match-up between Danny Salazar and Jason Vargas is not without its charms. Meanwhile, pity the poor Arizona Diamondbacks, once again at the bottom of the table, who send Josh Collmenter against Christian Bergman.