Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Game 39 Thoughts

-Props to Jon Garland. We needed a stop, and pitched a great game. He gave up two solo shots and that was it. He did a good job of attacking the insides of the plates, but he struggled when he fell behind in the count.

-I don't know why we couldn't hit McClung. He has two pitches, a fastball and a curve. He basically shut us down.

-We looked too aggressive on the basepaths. Everytime we ran, it looked the D-Rays knew it was coming. I do think Mackowiak's CS was a botched hit and run, because he was soooooooo out. Even when Pods ran, they were all over it, but he got in safe.

-Pods was ballsy running on that shallow fly by Dye, but boy am I glad he did.

-AJ's errorless streak has now reached 150 games. Rick Cerrone has the record for catchers at 159. I'm adding a countdown on the side, a la the Jim Thome tracker.

-Juan had another 0-fer performance.

-JD was solid, going 3-3 with three RBIs.

Sox Player of the Game

Jermaine Dye (5)


Blogger DickdaStick said...

Big Jon came through ! Only saw a little part of the game, but Garland's line looks good - looks like he was attacking the zone with 5 K and no BB, couple of solo shots only. No real lack of focus coming back to haunt him.
He picked a good time to have a good game.

I did see JD knock in the 3rd run - he is "silent but deadly" to opposing teams.
Let's take the series tomorrow and head back to Chi "Looking for Cub"

5/17/2006 10:43 PM  
Anonymous james said...

JD is without a doubt the Sox unsung hero of the season so far. On those days Jim and Paulie have an 0-fer, JD always has seemed to come thru. What a luxury he's been. The "silent but deadly" should be "silent *and* deadly".

5/18/2006 6:47 AM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I definitely agree. JD gets little fanfare, and he deserves a lot more. He's elevated his play while with us, and he has made Kenny Williams look like a smart man for taking a risk on him.

5/18/2006 7:51 AM  

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