Saturday, July 01, 2006

Game 81 Preview

Mark Buehrle 9-4, 3.22 for the Good Guys

vs.

Carlos "Head Case" Zambrano 6-3, 2.95 for the Bad Guys

Sox go for the sweep!

Remember, any readers, feel free to leave a comment with your pick to click, and get added to the leaderboard!

7 Comments:

Blogger Jeeves said...

My pick to click is Tadahito Iguchi

7/01/2006 11:47 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Kelley said...

Mine will be Scotty Pods.

Any guesses on which Sox will be on the All-Star Roster? It's going to be extremely difficult, what with almost the entire starting lineup being from two teams, neither of which is defending champs, and with three guys in the hunt for the MVP on your team. Not to mention among the best 3B and closers in the league. Plus there's Buehrle and the Count. Hell, arguments could be made for AJ and Iguchi at their positions.

I'm going with five Sox - Thome, Dye, Konerko, Contreras, and Jenks. Crede is the odd man out.

7/02/2006 12:05 AM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Okay, I gotta admit, I was looking at the matchups for my pick to click.

Some numbers to note:

vs. Zambrano

Joe Crede: 1-18, 6K...yikes, Joe might have a day off

Rob Mackowiak: 10-28, HR, 4 2B, 4 RBIs, 6 BB...I assure you, BA gets the day off

Paul Konerko: 6-14, 3HR, 5 RBIs, O Ks!!!...I see why Thome got the start on Saturday

Juan Uribe: 1-13, 4 Ks...if Pablo wasn't hurt, I'd guess it was him and Cintron in one of Ozzie's patented, "I don't care" line-ups

With all that said, and the obviously good numbers he's put up against Zambrano, my Pick to Click is Paul Konerko

7/02/2006 12:14 AM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

My White Sox All-stars:

Mortal Locks: Jermaine Dye, Jose Contreras

98%-Sure-But-Shit-Happens Picks: Bobby Jenks, Jim Thome

If-There-Weren't-a-Logjam-He'd-Be-a-No-Brainer Pick: Paul Konerko (you could flip-flop Jim Thome in this spot)

Thank-God-Ozzie-Is-Making-These-Picks-or-This -Guy-Loses-Out-to-the-Perennial-Guys Pick: Joe Crede

With-a-Little-Luck-and-a-Starter-Bowing-Out-with-an-Injury Pick: Tadahito Iguchi, AJ Pierzynski

Chips-Must-Fall-Just-Right Pick: Mark Buerhle

Very Long Shots Pick: Freddy Garcia

Very Very Very Long Shot Pick: Juan Uribe

No Chance: BA, Pods, Garland, Vazquez

7/02/2006 12:34 AM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

Can we pick pitchers ? if so - Buerhle PtC

If not, Mack

This Sox team has been unbelievably entertaining for the past 3 weeks or so.

Errors, failed opportunes, bad pitching choices, popped-up bunts etc etc aside - you cannot find better heart-pounding, fist-clenching, put a dagger in their hearts, come from behind action than we've gotten from our guys letely.

I love this team & I love this game !!!

7/02/2006 11:01 AM  
Blogger Jonathan Kelley said...

I say no pitchers for PtC. But since we didn't decide before gametime, I think Dick should be able to have his original pick of Buerhrle stand. Heh.

As for Gooch, Pods & Mack, if he counts, each had two hits, one for extra bases, and Gooch & Mack added walks. I guess I'd have to say Iguchi?

WRT the ASG, I think we all can agree that Crede was probably the big loser, and Mark was the lucky winner. But other than a couple of innings (one in a game he won), he's been pretty golden all year. And as someone who believes that the second half of last year should count for at least 25% of the considerations, I have no problem picking Mark over some rookie Twin or Tiger.

Hopefully this little craziness doesn't distract our guys from what they have to do. Freddy, Jose & John need to go out & have dominant performances against the OrangeBirds. Our O has to get back to basics.

I'll pick Brian Anderson to click today.

7/03/2006 12:44 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

my pick to click for sox vs orioles is...juan uribe

oh, and Joe Crede was robbed...dump Buerhle (all-star starting pitcher?!?!?!) and add joe....joe doesn't even make the fan poll? wtf

7/03/2006 3:49 PM  

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