Saturday, June 10, 2006

Game 61 Thoughts

-Big time Sunday lineup today, but it's justifiable. Wet field out there, so it wasn't a good idea to have Crede out there with his balky back. It was a day game after a night game, so AJ was automatically going to get the day off.

-I think Buehrle would appreciate the chance to pitch to AJ just once. He seems to always pitch to Widger. Buehrle pitched well today. He got into trouble in the first, but escaped with minimal damage, only one run.

-The Sox got shut down by another lefty. We are absolutely abysmal against lefties.

-The Sox continue to squeak by. I would like to see an absolute blow out tomorrow. The offense hasn't broken out in a while.

-Anderson and Uribe had a pair of o-fer days. Oh joy!

-The Sox did real well to pull out the win. They easily could have laid down and given up on the game, but they fought back, twice. The comeback in the eleventh was especially impressive.

-Pablo is so clutch at the end of games. He scored the winning run again today, and very nearly drove in the winning run. One thing I didn't like though, was when he threw his hands up in the air after singling. It's fine to celebrate if/when Mackowiak scores, but Mack was thrown out so he just looks bush-league.

-I don't know why, but his premature celebration bothered me so much, but it did and Iguchi had an equally strong game, so Tadahito gets PotG honors.

Sox Player of the Game

Tadahito Iguchi (4)


Anonymous james said...

This was a banner game for Iguchi. He was so clutch late in games last year, and this year he's been just a little off. I hope this game, other than the two HR game he had earlier this year, gets him on the right track.

As for Pablo and his celebration, I didn't mind it so much considering that AJ(very slow himself) just scored and if mack ain't faster then I can outrun Paulie.

Still, we have won 4 of 5 by last year's standards. We are winning late, playing the so called" grinder rules", and winning the one run games. Bobby Jenks, even thought he didn't pitch today, has been clutch.

Jeeves, let me just say, the Sox are still clutch.

6/11/2006 4:57 AM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I fully agree that the Sox are clutch, and thank God for that!

6/11/2006 3:27 PM  

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