Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Fresh Off A Day Off, Game 131 Preview

Casey Fossum 6-5, 4.91 for the D-Rays

vs.

Freddy "Gimme Some Damn Runs" Garcia 12-8, 4.99

This isn't a game against a good team, so let's see if Freddy brings it or not.
Sox really need to take care of business here. We can't afford to lose this series. I'm hoping for a sweep, but I'm not going to predict one until after this game.

My pick to click is Jermaine Dye.

Let's see those picks!

126 Comments:

Blogger DickdaStick said...

Crede to click

I will ask for a sweep ! The D-Rays are very bad on the road and we won't see their best pitcher - Kazmir - this go round.

If we're going to actually make this " 95 Win " plateau, we better beat on teams like this unmercifully.

Looking for shit-loads of Offense this series.

8/29/2006 12:54 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Kelley said...

I still don't feel comfortable making a "pick to click" due to my jinxing issues but I am starting to feel very good about the offense - averaging 6.8 runs over the past 5 games, in which we went 3-2.

Given the direness of our situation, I think a sweep is pretty damn important. But of primary import right now is winning this game.

Okay, time to cinch it up & hunker down, boys!

8/29/2006 1:17 PM  
Blogger Fornelli said...

I'm taking suckbag.

And by suckbag I mean Pods. Or Ozuna...whoever the fuck starts in left.

8/29/2006 1:50 PM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

Gimme Uribe.

8/29/2006 3:02 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Given Ozzie's proclivities for imbibing the toxic fumes that pervade from his hair products, I think we can safely institute a house rule for all PtCs:

Your pick is automatically swapped with the position player that replaces him should Ozzie, in his wisdom, decide to put Mack in CF, Pablo in LF, or who knows, maybe Sandy at 2B.

My PtC? Miiiiister Anderson, we missed you...

8/29/2006 3:35 PM  
Blogger Saltwater Farmer said...

My debut Pick to Click is big Jim Thome.

8/29/2006 3:51 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Alrite, welcome aboard saltwater!

I do like our chances for a sweep, on paper, but I hate our knack for playing down the bad teams.

Are we in agreement about what Pander suggested?

8/29/2006 3:57 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Oh yah, Saltwater...

what we've started doing is just chatting on while watching the game via comments (look at the last game's preview for an example) and it would be awesome to have you join in the discussions.

8/29/2006 3:58 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Good afternoon, gents!

Isn't it great to come together after a day away for some fresh and exciting White Sox banter! Despite the lousy weather outside (Chicago is a little wet, a little nipply), what a wondeful time to be in the thick of a penant/WC race.

And if the Sox do anything less than sweep the Tampa Satan-Fish, I'm gonna join Satan for a little talk.

But seriously boys --- okay, I have nothing. I need a life. I was "relieved" there was no game yesterday, so I wouldn't have to walk on eggshells/sit on pins and needles/wait for the other shoe to drop/etc etc etc. My fall softball leagues start next week, and I'n not sure how to handle my addiction that is the White Sox. I'm not sure if I should tape all the games, get home after a short (2-4 beers) stop at the bar and disect the minutia buzzed. Or should I skip the bar all together, give the liver a sabbatical and watch the games level-headed like normal fan.

I need suggestions, Sox fans.

Oh, and my PtC is gonna be...Jim Thome if he's back. If not, I'm going with the Gloadster.

8/29/2006 4:37 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

Thome is taken James....got another ?

Yes Jeeves - what Pander says is fine by me

8/29/2006 5:36 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Oops!!!! And I read that too.

Unfortunately Thome isn't in the line-up tonight, so Pander's idea get's baptism by fire.

Since Paulie is the DH, saltwater farmer get him, right?

I'll take Gload then.

8/29/2006 6:28 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Hawk sounds just a tad resigned to the fact the D-Rays are gonna take some bases on Freddy tonight.

8/29/2006 7:16 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I'll be here to contribute to the banter soon. I'm eating dinner and it's ribs so I gotta finish that

8/29/2006 7:17 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

We had a shot there at Crawford

8/29/2006 7:17 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

one more thing...why the devil-rays are the devil-rays: 1 inning 2 SB's 0 runs

8/29/2006 7:23 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Jeeves!

Where are the ribs from, and where is mine?

8/29/2006 7:23 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Pods with the BB and SB...friggin' Fornelli already.
Do me a favor, Tom, and pick Pods every day, okay?

8/29/2006 7:29 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

MVP!!! 3-0 sounds a lot better than 1-0. Damn those guys at the top of the order need to get on more.

8/29/2006 7:31 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Delmon Young...first pitch plunk by Freddy...welcome to the bigs, rook.

8/29/2006 7:45 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

The ribs are homemade and superb. Yours are on the way James

8/29/2006 7:58 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

What's the over/under on SB tonight?

8/29/2006 7:58 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

with the rain starting to fall, about 4

8/29/2006 7:59 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Homemade ribs? You're killing me, Smalls!
Had some at my uncle's house in July, and I couldn't believe how much I missed ribs. So I promised to get myself to the Rib House in Hickory Hills sometime soon.

8/29/2006 8:01 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I loooove ribs. Right now I feel unbelievably bloated, but I couldn't stop eating them.

8/29/2006 8:02 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Shoot, I missed PtC today.

Gotta love these early runs.

8/29/2006 8:02 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I guess we won't hear Freddy complaining about run support today

8/29/2006 8:03 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

count, take a shot in the dark, you're bound ot be right tonight

8/29/2006 8:04 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

moving the line along
single, single, single

8/29/2006 8:04 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

It's too late, I was listening to the game in the car on the way home.

8/29/2006 8:05 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

the Sox could get healthy in a hurry playing TB here at home

our probs with them are usually down there

8/29/2006 8:05 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Yah, the D-Rays are actually good at the juice box.

Way to keep the integrity of the game Count

8/29/2006 8:06 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

single, single, popout

8/29/2006 8:06 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

They're 2 or 3 games over .500 at home. It's shocking

8/29/2006 8:07 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

DJ is so right!

I hate it when I make the last out two innings in a row in softball. We have a rule that whoever makes the last out of an inning has to contribute $1 to the tab and the last out of the game has to contribute $5.

Motivational hitting at it's best

8/29/2006 8:08 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha, that's a great idea!

8/29/2006 8:09 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

yeah, if you strike out, you owe $5 too (foul ball k's don't count) and you'd be amazed how often guys k looking

8/29/2006 8:10 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

so much for the shutout, let's see if they steal

8/29/2006 8:12 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

i had the o/u at 4
i will be wrong

8/29/2006 8:12 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

that was a nice pick-off attempt

8/29/2006 8:13 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Crawford was out on that pick off.
JD was heads-up getting the ball in quickly even though Hawk is right.

Guess Freddy decided this game isn't BIG anymore with a 7-0 lead.

Sheesh.

8/29/2006 8:15 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

maybe not...I was surprised that Crawford didn't go, maybe the field is a bit sloppy.

8/29/2006 8:15 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

freddy makes me angry

8/29/2006 8:17 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

there's 6 innings left
the only way they don't attempt another steal is if they don't reach base the rest of the game

8/29/2006 8:17 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

and jeeves and his ribs made me hungry

8/29/2006 8:18 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

well, when you put it like that, maybe 4 was a tad low

8/29/2006 8:20 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Run Ross Run
regardless of the score

8/29/2006 8:22 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Jeeves, I know you like to checkout the opposition's SB site, have you checked TB's at all?

I'm curious if they actually have fans.

8/29/2006 8:24 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I think earlier I checked out their site, but they don't have any sort of discussion going on during the games

8/29/2006 8:28 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

the right field line and freddy are not friends

sb #5?

8/29/2006 8:30 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

and they get no where near as many visitors as southsidesox

8/29/2006 8:31 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

well, not too many others do
BCB
USS Mariner
Halo Haven

now those guys blog

8/29/2006 8:34 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

let's see some more offense!

8/29/2006 8:35 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

wouldn't hurt
and maybe some more good pitching
looks chilly out there

8/29/2006 8:38 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I could go for either, but at this point I think I'd take the good pitching over more runs. I'd be very happy to win 7-2

8/29/2006 8:39 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

maybe it's because I'm working on very little sleep, but this game seems to be crawling along

8/29/2006 8:43 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

That Crede....he's some pick to click..isn't he ?

8/29/2006 8:44 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

yup, your predictions seem to be coming true Dick, Crede clicking and a shit-load of offense

8/29/2006 8:46 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

hopefully a sweep as well too

8/29/2006 8:46 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Yeah, Crede was picked by some dick! JK :-P
jeeves, I agree, this game is dragging, but I also think that's cuz it was 7-0 early and kinda took a little steam outta the game

8/29/2006 8:46 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

WOW! Didn't even pretend to hold him on

8/29/2006 8:48 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

this one seems relatively safe...I'm going to go for a work out...I'll be ablt to watch the game there.

Later.

8/29/2006 8:48 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Or bother throwing down to 2nd
AJ has gotta be besides himself.

and with that, I officially lose the o/u on sb's tonight

8/29/2006 8:49 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

okay I have a creeping feeling of dred with this game

talk about a team with fight in them, and pinella isn't even mananging them anymore he taught them well

8/29/2006 8:53 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

i'm definitely have a bad feeling about this game. I guess this season has had the opposite effect of last year. Now I have a sneaking suspicion we're going to choke instead of being fully confident that we're going to win

8/29/2006 8:58 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

It's amazing how fast the TB team is

8/29/2006 8:59 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

they have the 4th most steals in the bigs

8/29/2006 9:01 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Damnit, this game just got a whole lot more interesting

8/29/2006 9:01 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

son of a bitch!

ozzie, time to get the pen up and working

8/29/2006 9:01 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Curse you Jeeves! You had to complain about a slow game and a bad feeling!!! jk

8/29/2006 9:01 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

interesting, no
closer than it should be, yes

8/29/2006 9:02 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

yeah, jeeves, what the hell!!!

8/29/2006 9:02 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Whoops...way to make me look prophetic Freddy. I agree with the Count. He makes me angry.

8/29/2006 9:04 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

talk about bad omens

pods takes strike three
back to being nervous nellies today

8/29/2006 9:07 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Take advantage of that boys!

8/29/2006 9:08 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

time to earn that MVP, JD

8/29/2006 9:11 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Hey Dick, your guy was the answer to the AFLAC trivia question

Who owns the record for the most HR in a single season at old Comiskey Park?

Dick Allen with 27, too bad you're at the gym right now.

8/29/2006 9:12 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I like that SB by Gooch.

8/29/2006 9:15 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

come on, joe
give dick another reason to brag

8/29/2006 9:15 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Awesome Joe!

8/29/2006 9:16 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

That's both sarcastic and not sarcastic...Nice hit Crede and what're you doing Joey?

Paulie was out by a mile

8/29/2006 9:16 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

dicky's the man!
cora's a shmuck

8/29/2006 9:18 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

At least Freddy is looking better now

8/29/2006 9:24 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

lead off double, AJ

if the Sox score a few more, I think freddy may see another inning

8/29/2006 9:27 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Sweet, nice bunt Uribe

8/29/2006 9:28 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Yes, thank you BA

8/29/2006 9:31 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

beautiful, Miiiiister Anderson!

8/29/2006 9:31 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

single or FC?
tough call, but brian hit it hard

8/29/2006 9:32 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

pods...friggin fornelli again

8/29/2006 9:32 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha, I like how he was disgusted with his own pick

8/29/2006 9:33 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

This is the 90th post, making todays game the most commented one, ever

8/29/2006 9:33 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Is Pods peaking at the right time? Or is it just a blip

8/29/2006 9:34 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Thanks BJ!

8/29/2006 9:37 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

blip

put this thing outta reach boys

8/29/2006 9:38 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I would love to see a nice scoreless inning by Cotts

8/29/2006 9:41 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Good spot for Cotts.
Focus on getting ahead of the hitters Neal.

8/29/2006 9:41 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Clueless is my new moniker for Cotts

8/29/2006 9:48 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

So much for that wish.

Coop is pissed, as am I

8/29/2006 9:49 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Wow, Cotts must have a mental block or something

8/29/2006 9:49 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Cotts is pitching like he has a saddle block is more like it.

At least he got 1 out. Baby steps, Neal. Baby Steps.

8/29/2006 9:52 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I'll be the first to say it...we need a DP right now.

8/29/2006 9:57 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

a DP would really hit the spot

8/29/2006 9:58 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I said double play, not double

8/29/2006 9:59 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

never fails, huh jeeves?

8/29/2006 10:00 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Matt Thornton is a fireman!

8/29/2006 10:05 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Matt Thornton is the old Neal Cotts

8/29/2006 10:05 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Matt Thornton is beloved for the next 3 outs on the southside.

8/29/2006 10:06 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

As is Seattle.

8/29/2006 10:07 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I realized that isn't completely clear. We love Seattle too now, for giving him up.

8/29/2006 10:07 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I got it the first time, jeeves

8/29/2006 10:08 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

AJ, whether they're purposeful or not, is the team magnet for HBP's since Rowand is gone.

8/29/2006 10:11 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Come on, pick to click, time to click.

8/29/2006 10:13 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

thank you pick to click

8/29/2006 10:14 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

whew...lots of action tonite !!

8/29/2006 10:14 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

We keep putting up more and more insurance runs

8/29/2006 10:15 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Let's go BA!

8/29/2006 10:15 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Even though he's been hot lately (the last two games) i think i would walk AB and go at Pods

8/29/2006 10:16 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Of courrse BA grounds out making me look foolish

8/29/2006 10:20 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

1-2-3 bobby's coming for thee
4-5-6 with our pix to clix

mushmind, thou art healthy

8/29/2006 10:20 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

1 down 2 to go

8/29/2006 10:24 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

2 down 1 to go

8/29/2006 10:24 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

1 more bobby!

8/29/2006 10:25 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

and that's a white sox winner!

8/29/2006 10:26 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

and it's over!!!
WC leaders again.

Can't wait to see the mindscramble that is tonight's recap, jeeves.

8/29/2006 10:27 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

i'm going to appear bipolar...lots of positives and lots of negatives

8/29/2006 10:28 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

lol exactly what I was thinking

8/29/2006 10:30 PM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

Can someone tell Windmill Cora that he can (and should) hold runners at third? There is a fine line between being aggressive and being stupid. Waving three-wheel Paulie errs on the stupid side.

But I'm glad they won.. wasn't too fun listening to them blow the lead, though. Bastards.

C'mon, give me one decent (read: easy) victory. ( I missed the Buerhle game)....

8/29/2006 11:17 PM  

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