Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Game 132 Preview

Tim Corcoran 4-6, 4.16 for the D-Rays

vs.

Jon "Staff Ace" Garland 15-4, 4.47 for the ChiSox

The Sox won an ugly one last night. I'm expecting something a little prettier this time around with our ace on the hill.
Now that we've got one game under our belt, my goal for the Sox during this 6 game stretch against the dregs of the league (TB and then KC) is for them to go 5-1. I'd be overjoyed with 6-0, but 5-1 is acceptable to me.

My pick to click is The Emperor, Tadahito.
James is going with Mr. MVP, JD.
DickDaStick is going with BA.

Let's see those Picks to Click!

72 Comments:

Blogger Pander said...

I say that senor Konerko will be doing some damage tonight.

If Jon can win out September the way he's been going, I think he could lock up the Cy Young. And given our schedule and his pitching of late, that's a distinct possibility. Haha, okay, given the fact Roy Halladay and Johan Santana exist, probably not. They'd both need to seriously nose dive to give Jon a shot. But it's still heartening, he's the AL Pitcher Since the All-Star break in my book, same as Jose was last year.

8/30/2006 2:19 PM  
Blogger Fornelli said...

Since Nordberg asked me to.

I'm taking Pods again tonight.

8/30/2006 2:20 PM  
Blogger TX via Chicago said...

back in the mix...gimmee Crede.

8/30/2006 2:48 PM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

I think it's time to get serious with this JD for MVP stuff. The national media doesn't seem to know he exists, but JD has the 2nd best case in the AL right now behind Jeter. And, he's not all that far behind.

8/30/2006 2:59 PM  
Blogger Fornelli said...

I don't think JD is even behind Jeter.

So Jeter's got 13 points on him in average...he's 20HR and 25RBI behind him. Not to mention JD is the one with all those game tying and winning HR's against Nathan, Paplebon and Co.

8/30/2006 3:13 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I agree. The thing that Jeter has going for him is that he's on the Yankees, and the national media are fixated on the Yanks and those other Sox.

Good to hear from you again Tx via chicago

8/30/2006 3:15 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

The Motor City Kitties went down in game 1 of their double header.

Just thought y'all should know.

8/30/2006 4:21 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Kelley said...

Good luck everyone. Hope all your picks click! I'm going to have to abstain yet again, this is no time for the jinx. But I'll be there in person tonight & tomorrow to root all of them on....

Let's go Sox!

8/30/2006 5:51 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

tonights lineup

Pods
Gooch
JD
Thome
Paulie
AJ
Clutch
Uribe
BA

The opening day lineup is back in tact with JD staying in the 3 hole Thome and Paulie sliding down one spot each.

One would think that there wasn't really a need for the offense to get better, but it can improve. Specifically, if Pods and Gooch can start getting on base regularly, the offense will be even better. BA is starting to get on, now we need Pods to step up and Gooch to stop hitting GIDPs.

8/30/2006 6:19 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Man, not the best start for our boys.

8/30/2006 7:18 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

I'm going with Uribe.

8/30/2006 7:18 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Let's a good old fashioned triple play

8/30/2006 7:19 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

damnit, not a good start at all

8/30/2006 7:20 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Wow, what a grab! That saved a run.

8/30/2006 7:22 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

There's my pick to click, let's see him do something at the plate too

8/30/2006 7:22 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

That HR rattled Jon

8/30/2006 7:23 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

He's getting hit hard all over the place. He's gotta settle in, and get his focus back.

8/30/2006 7:24 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I think he may be getting it back now

8/30/2006 7:24 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

*knock on wood*

8/30/2006 7:24 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Jeeves needs to comment only on things that are unjixable

8/30/2006 7:25 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

His pitches are up a little.

8/30/2006 7:25 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

C'mon on fellows, just like last night, early runs.

8/30/2006 7:26 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

okay, it's gonna be on the offense again today

8/30/2006 7:26 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

How do you take a pitch right down Broadway?

8/30/2006 7:30 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Keep the fires burning, I gotta few errands to run.
When I get back, I fully expect the score to be 4-3 Sox.

8/30/2006 7:32 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

That's why he's our MVP

8/30/2006 7:34 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

C'mon Paulie, clutch hit here

8/30/2006 7:36 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

BA is the man.

8/30/2006 7:55 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Pods has regressed to his old form

8/30/2006 7:57 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

M-V-P

8/30/2006 7:58 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Lets see another 3run jack

8/30/2006 8:00 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

or a strike out

8/30/2006 8:00 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

lovely...we threaten but once again, no runs

8/30/2006 8:02 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

BA actually misplayed a ball...leadoff triple, lovely

8/30/2006 8:05 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

here's our identity crisis again...

8/30/2006 8:06 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

We need to cash in with the leadoff double...please

8/30/2006 8:13 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

show me something AJ

8/30/2006 8:13 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

by something, I didn't mean popup

8/30/2006 8:14 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

good to see Joey actually hold a runner

8/30/2006 8:17 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

What? Joey didn't send Paulie? Is he really learning on the job?

8/30/2006 8:17 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

alright, I asked for 4-3 sox not 4-1 rays

8/30/2006 8:19 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

what are we looking at for LOBs? 4 not including this inning?

8/30/2006 8:20 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

that looked painful

8/30/2006 8:22 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

counts towards the PtC...right ??

8/30/2006 8:23 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

LOL

8/30/2006 8:24 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

good to see pods being pods

8/30/2006 8:26 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

my pal over at SSS, winningugly, just gave me a new name for Scotty

Nudnik!

that's friggin awesome

8/30/2006 8:30 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

"Thommy" can ya hear me !

8/30/2006 8:42 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

awful
5 innings 8 LOB

8/30/2006 8:47 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

...find a way guys !

8/30/2006 8:49 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

6 innings 10 LOB

that won't ever get it done

8/30/2006 9:10 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

1-2 hitters for the sox...7 of the 10 LOB

8/30/2006 9:16 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

7 innings 11 LOB

JD's SB led to a run there

8/30/2006 9:30 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

garland deserves a better fate

8/30/2006 9:34 PM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

WTF is up with leaving Podsednik in?

8/30/2006 9:43 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

fornelli's magic touch doesn't work two days in a row

8/30/2006 9:45 PM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

iguchi is my idol.

8/30/2006 9:46 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

big sigh of relief

8/30/2006 9:47 PM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

Dye can do little wrong right now, can't he...

8/30/2006 9:51 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Wow. I'm lucky. I had been moving boxes and packing stuff all night (moving day tomorrow), and I just sit down to watch the game. Tadahito's up, eh? Wow, home run! JD...single, SB! Jimmeh with the ribbeh! Woot me!

8/30/2006 9:52 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

kinda hard to go wrong picking JD to click...he wins mvp votes with his SBs tonight

8/30/2006 9:55 PM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

James, no doubt on that.

8/30/2006 9:55 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

come on jenksie

8/30/2006 9:57 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

1 down 2 to go

8/30/2006 10:02 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

BWAHAHA! What an ending!

8/30/2006 10:03 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

and we can all exhale now

another strange box score thought

9-3-6 DP

8/30/2006 10:06 PM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

Now why the h3ll couldn't the Stankees hold off the tiggers?

8/30/2006 10:16 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

a W is W but if were the Sox, I wouldn't be feeling particularly good about the last two games

relieved but not good

8/30/2006 10:18 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Pander,
Good luck on the move. Getting any closer to Chicago? Or is it a "within the walls" kinda move?

8/30/2006 10:43 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

After the 1st inning blip by Jon, he settled down nicely....but there were some terrible at-bats tonight...especially our re-newly maligned Mr. Pudsucklick....

Jeeves, good job on tabbing Tad - he's had some big ones for us this year.

I'll be out there with some kind of "sweeping" device tomorrow - and hopefully sitting near those smokin' hot babes they kept showing tonight....

keep the faith guys !!....and by the way - it's early, but my pick for tomorrow is Paulie - he's due for a pair of bombs !

8/30/2006 10:49 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I wonder if he was a little off hitting in the 5 hole. It shouldn't affect his hitting that much, but mentally...

wait a minute

...watching Comcast right now. Jim Thome re-tweaked his hammy on his hit in the 8th and will be out for tomorrow's game.

Report says it could be a problem for the rest of the season.

8/30/2006 11:03 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Kelley said...

Ooh, that sucks about Thome. But he had a nice day today. Truly a wild game. Fun to be there, obviously, at the end. Thank god for a horrible defensive performance by the Rays! And, of course, for Gooch.

Going again tomorrow. Any way we can keep Young on the bench?

8/30/2006 11:40 PM  

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