Thursday, August 24, 2006

Game 127 Preview

12:05 Start! (with a rain delay)
It's the perfect thing to wake up for.

Jon Garland 14-4, 4.73 for the Good Guys

vs.

Nate Robertson 11-9, 3.71 for the Bad Guys

The Sox go for the split today, and I'm glad to see the ace of our staff on the mound. Yes, this is an important game for us.

The good news is that Garland is 6-0 in afternoon starts.Nate R. is 3-3 with a 4.29 ERA in afternoon games. And he's 0-2 vs the Sox.
Roberston pitched well in August, although his 1-3 for the month wouldn't indicate it. He had a 2.96 ERA for the month. I'd like to see us budge that over 3.00.

Onto the picks...
I've got Joe Crede.
James took Uribe.
DickdaStick took Gooch.
Jonathon Kelley is abstaining from a pick today.
D.T. Kelly has around an hour to make a fresh pick, cuz DickdaStick already took GOoch.

77 Comments:

Blogger thewizardsofoz said...

Pitch us a W Jon!

(JD at the 3 spot due to jimmy's absence)

8/24/2006 12:10 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

he'll have to wait awhile to do it...

rain, rain, go away
come again, some other day

8/24/2006 12:14 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Lefty on the mound? Well then, I simply must go with PABLO KONERKO! Er, PAUL OZUNA! KOZUNA!

...

This is weird.

PABLAUL!

...

Hmm, I seem to be wanting to take the short dinky guy who shouldn't be starting ever as well as the guy who's going to mash homers a lot.

I think I want the guy who mashes homers a lot.

8/24/2006 12:43 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Jermaine Dye! and he's no one's PtC? wow...I just wish someone was on in front of him.

8/24/2006 1:14 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Jeeves...I just noticed you took out the word verification. I gonna assume that's to allow for a more free-flowing commentary during the game?

8/24/2006 1:15 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Indeed James. Good catch!

I'm just praying I don't get junk posts again.

8/24/2006 1:18 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

JD looks comfy in that 3-spot.

Smooth inning by Garland

8/24/2006 1:18 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

It's early, and I hope I don't put the jinx on him, but it's nice to watch good pitching, ONCE IN A WHILE!

Jon is jamming the lefties nicely.

8/24/2006 1:29 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

WOooo! BA with a beautiful diving play.

What d'ya reckon, a double or a triple if that was Mack?

8/24/2006 1:31 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Gload has been freed!

8/24/2006 1:32 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Well, I didn't think BA had a chance on that. I was hoping he would just cut if off and hold him to a double...but it was Casey so It would been a double.

8/24/2006 1:33 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Oops, I sort of ignored who the batter was in my zeal to rip Mack.

BA was really motoring around those bases.

8/24/2006 1:36 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Early returns on PotG...BA

8/24/2006 1:37 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

Another RBI for Roblo Mackozuna. Yes, I'm going to start combining their stats to prove my point about who should be in LF.

8/24/2006 1:52 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Roblo is a helluva player!

8/24/2006 1:55 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I'd just like to say...that my PtC just clicked a little.

8/24/2006 1:58 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

The Sox are flashing some leather

8/24/2006 2:00 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

yah, I suppose he did

8/24/2006 2:02 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Damnit, missed the start of the game. I didn't realize it was so early today.

I did get to see his homer though...he mite be able to give BA a run for his money on POTG today.

I like the banter we have going on here.

8/24/2006 2:04 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Count..you woulda missed more if it weren't for the 1 hour rain delay.

"I'm so happy."

8/24/2006 2:07 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Oh baby, oh baby!

Nice to see we're hitting a starter hard for the second straight day.

8/24/2006 2:09 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

MIDDLE returns on PotG...JD

8/24/2006 2:11 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

JD's the man. He's been the most productive RF in baseball this year. Vlad is a distant 2nd and Ichiro is an even more distant 3rd.

8/24/2006 2:13 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

That was priceless. That's unbelievable

8/24/2006 2:14 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Pablo's pixie dust is back

8/24/2006 2:15 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I'm still waiting to hear JD mentioned in the MVP talks, nationally that is. People seem stuck on Big Papi and Jeter and Manny. John Kruk (who is an idiot) so I don't put much stock in this, but still thought I'd mention it, beleives he's a viable candidate but doesn't think he'll finish in the top 5 for voting.

8/24/2006 2:17 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

I'm "watching" the game on mlb.com's gameday from work. Can someone clear up what this means:

Sean Casey grounds out, third baseman Joe Crede to left fielder Pablo Ozuna to first baseman Ross Gload.

8/24/2006 2:18 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

God must have decided that this Detroit thing has gone on long enough. Any city that has a Devil's Night shouldn't be so lucky.

And I wish I was a fly on the wall in the Tiggers clubhouse to hear all the shit Casey's gonna take after that.

8/24/2006 2:19 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha...yah that must be ridiculous looking to you.

Casey lined one to Crede. Crede leapt up for it, but couldn't quite make the catch. Casey thought he was out so he stopped running. Pablo meanwhile sprints to get the ball. Casey then sees that the ball wasn't out so starts motoring it down the first base line. Pablo throws a bullet to Gload and gets Casey by a hair. Casey was then booed off the field.

8/24/2006 2:20 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I don't think the "mayor" will get re-elected any time soon

8/24/2006 2:20 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Casey hit a hard line drive that just tipped joe's glove and carried into LF

Casey thought Joe caught it, and basically stopped running and Pablo hustled in and threw out a finally running Casey by a hair at first

8/24/2006 2:22 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

Thank you. My office mates and I were busy trying to figure out the 5-7-3 groundout.

8/24/2006 2:22 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

I do love when someone as mediocre as Casey, who is inexplicably universally admired, is exposed.

8/24/2006 2:23 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I wish you guys could have seen it. It made me laugh

8/24/2006 2:24 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

that last half inning didn't even register. i'm still in shock of the 5-7-3

8/24/2006 2:25 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

everything's going our way

8/24/2006 2:32 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

A slam would make me ridiculously happy

8/24/2006 2:35 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

Colby Lewis has a .600 batting average against in the month of August. Awesome.

8/24/2006 2:36 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

A slam would make everyone ridiculously happy.

8/24/2006 2:36 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

I thought it would have been impossible, but his BA against will be even higher now

8/24/2006 2:39 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

Wow. Save some for the weekend.

8/24/2006 2:40 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

Wow. Save some for the weekend.

8/24/2006 2:40 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

oops. oops. sorry sorry about about that that

8/24/2006 2:40 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

It's now over .700.

8/24/2006 2:41 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha, it's all good. If we get another hit here, we'll just say you were predicting the future

8/24/2006 2:41 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Let's see a slam Juanito!

8/24/2006 2:42 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

taking down that verification tool made us a bunch of chatty kathys today

8/24/2006 2:44 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Roblo is not in full force today.

8/24/2006 2:45 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

now in full force, oops

8/24/2006 2:47 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I like it. It's funny cuz we set the record for posts yesterday and now we've blown it out of the water.

8/24/2006 2:48 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

There was a nice stretch by Gload on the 5-7-3. I just noticed it on the replay

8/24/2006 2:49 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

If you wanna get technical its....

Robrianlo

8/24/2006 2:49 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

The name's Mackozunason, Robrianlo Mackozunason

8/24/2006 2:55 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

That's the problem though. Get the Brian Anderson out of Robrianlo Mackozunason. I just don't want to see Podsednik out there.

8/24/2006 3:01 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

HE GONE!

98 pitches now for Garland. Looks like he's going the distance.
(he's going for speed, she's all alone, all alone, in a time of need)

8/24/2006 3:03 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I don't think there are many at the moment that want to see Pods in the outfield.

8/24/2006 3:04 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I think this is funny...Someone was looking on google for roger bossard, and came to our page, because of when he was listed as PotG

8/24/2006 3:07 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

okay, jeeves, I know the song (The Distance) but the band name is escaping me...is it Cake?

Should be a fun recap for you to write after this one, Jeeves.

8/24/2006 3:07 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

Lewis just got his BA against under .500 for the season.

8/24/2006 3:08 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

It is indeed cake, and it will definitely be a fun recap, it'll be the first winning recap I've written in a while. I gotta look up when the last one was.

8/24/2006 3:09 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

This is my first winning recap since Aug 11, Game 114

8/24/2006 3:10 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Way to get off the shnide a la Mr. Buehrle and Mr. Garcia! And in such grand fashion.

8/24/2006 3:12 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Heyo, one more out!

8/24/2006 3:15 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

It was so bad for me they put me on the DL and sent me to a specialist in England for a week.

8/24/2006 3:16 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Gonna be a tough call on the PotG. Do you go with...

a shutout against your main rival

A two homer day

a sparkling defensive catch and a triple

a heads up defensive play and good day at the plate

Which will it be?

8/24/2006 3:16 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

So much pressure. Too many good performances

8/24/2006 3:17 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

Got to be Garland. Plenty of O to go around, only one shutout being thrown.

8/24/2006 3:18 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

uh, my bad.

8/24/2006 3:19 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

That's the only blemish right there

8/24/2006 3:19 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

but no blemish on the scorecard...Shutout out for Mr Garland

8/24/2006 3:19 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

And that's a White Sox winner!

8/24/2006 3:20 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

phew. i thought i was going to be in trouble. fortunately, neifi still sucks.

8/24/2006 3:20 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha, that's always a constant, Neifi sucking.

8/24/2006 3:21 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Alex Cintron is what Neifi only wishes he could be.

8/24/2006 3:25 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

What da hell is all this activity ?!??!!

I turn my back and you guys go WILD - 74 posts-....inviting everybody in for a party and tearing up da place !!!!

Just clean up after yourselves and take the garbage out !!

8/24/2006 3:37 PM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

D'oh! I had a major brain fart this morning. Honest, didn't mean to pick a duplicate.

Is it too late to take Garland? ;)

8/24/2006 4:23 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Honest mistake. It's happens

And yes you can have Garland, but only because pitchers don't count at picks to click. ;)

8/24/2006 4:52 PM  

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