Scoreboard Watching Open Thread

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Since the longevity of the last post sucked and everyone loves that fresh, new thread smell, I figure that we will do this on an as-needed basis from here on out.

The important matchup (and blatant MGoBlog rip-off) is below, while the rest are after the jump.

Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals, 8:00 p.m.

Pitching Matchup: LHP Francisco Liriano (6-11, 5.24 ERA) vs. RHP Jeremy Guthrie (7-12, 4.92 ERA)

Interest Level: 10 (Baseline 5; +5 for White Sox win = DOOM; -1 for seriously Royals, promote Wil Myers already; +1 for I need this to be a 10 because otherwise my formula doesn't really work)

Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals, 7:00 p.m.

Pitching Matchup: LHP Chris Capuano (11-10, 3.60 ERA) vs. LHP Ross Detwiler (9-6, 3.16 ERA)

Interest Level: 6 (Baseline 5; +1 for MLB.TV Free Game of the Day, +1 for Bryce Harper ZOMG; +1 for Ross Detwiler throws pretty hard; -1 for no Vin Scully makes the baby Jesus sad; -1 for National League baseball is slightly more interesting than watching paint dry; -1 for wait, maybe I'd rather go with the paint; -1 for this game has nothing to do with the Tigers whatsoever; +1 for Josh Beckett is not pitching so this game will be under 5 hours, +1 for the Nats clinch a playoff spot with a win)

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees, 7:00 p.m.

Pitching Matchup: LHP Aaron Laffey (3-5, 4.55 ERA) vs. RHP Phil Hughes (15-12, 3.96 ERA)

Interest Level: 2 (Baseline 5; +1 for everyone hates the Yankees and this collapse is must-see TV; +1 for Laffey and Hughes are probably going to give up a ton of runs; -1 for automatically add 90 minutes because the Yankees are playing; -1 for announcers thinking devious thoughts about a one-on-one interview with Derek Jeter and letting that overflow into their in-game conversation; -1 for general irrational dislike of Joba Chamberlain; -1 for Joey Bats still being on the DL means the amount of violent swings is cut in half; -1 for seriously Michael Kay, just stop talking because my ears are bleeding)

Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays, 7:00 p.m.

Pitching Matchup: RHP Clay Buchholz (11-6, 4.33 ERA) vs. LHP David Price (18-5, 2.54 ERA)

Interest Level: 7 (Baseline 5, +1 for David Price is really good and I wouldn't be too upset if he beat out Justin Verlander for the Cy Young; +1 for all the players you hate on the Red Sox don't play for them anymore; -1 for oh wait, I forgot about Bobby Valentine; +1 for Joe Maddon fanboyism; -1 for worst stadium in the MLB (seriously, go away catwalks); +1 for B.J. Upton might do something amazing/crazy/downright stupid)

Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets, 7:00 p.m.

Pitching Matchup: RHP Tyler Cloyd (1-1, 4.95 ERA) vs. RHP Jeremy Hefner (2-6, 4.99 ERA)

Interest Level: -1 (Baseline 5; -1 for seriously, it's the New York Mets; -1 for who the devil is Tyler Cloyd; -1 for Jeremy Hefner is probably not related to Hugh and there won't be any bunnies around; -1 for no really, it's the Mets; -1 for there is zero reason for you to be watching this game if you are a Tigers fan, -1 for a score of 0 doesn't adequately explain how uninterested I am in this game)

Texas Rangers at Anaheim Angels, 10:00 p.m.

Pitching Matchup: RHP Yu Darvish (15-9, 4.02 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (14-5, 3.56 ERA)

Interest Level: 7 (Baseline 5; +1 for it will actually be fun to watch these two pitchers when they aren't busy decimating the Tigers lineup; +1 for continued Mike Trout regression makes me giggly inside; -1 for any Josh Hamilton home run puts a dent in Miguel Cabrera's MVP chances; -1 for [insert player here] that you don't like on the Angels; +1 for this game is semi-relevant to AL playoff race interests; -1 for past Kurt's bedtime; +1 for the better Jurickson Profar looks, the more that the Rangers might actually consider our prayers of trading Elvis Andrus for pennies on the dollar, +1 for slight possibility of George W. Bush getting camera time while spilling nachos on his shirt)

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