Thursday, August 31, 2006

Game 133 Preview: Sweep Dreams

Javy "one-reason-for-James'-defibrilator" Vazquez (R, 11-8, 5.06) for the Homeboys
vs.
Jason Hammel (R, 0-2, 7.71) for the Satanic Flat-fish

Anything less than a sweep today would be a disappointment. Anything less than one shock with the new defibrilator would be a surprise. Anything more than 5 innings outta Javy would be cause to use said defibrilator on Ozzie's testicles. Come on, boys. Give Jeeves a reason to break out the broom pic!

1:05 PM start today!

Pick to Click...gonna go with Joe Crede today.
DickdaStick, who is at the game today, is going with....Paul Konerko.

Readers add your Picks to Click to the comments. Thanks!

150 Comments:

Blogger Jeeves said...

Long live The Emperor! Let's see if I can catch lightning in a bottle again with Gooch.

We better sweep this series because I'm scared of the Royales. They really seem to beat up on the wild card hopefuls. They swept the BoSox, split a four game set with us and are going for the sweep today against the Twinkies. I guess they're like Freddy, they don't play hard unless the playoffs are on the line...for the other team.

8/31/2006 10:37 AM  
Blogger Fornelli said...

AJ.

8/31/2006 10:47 AM  
Blogger TX via Chicago said...

Mr. Thome, please.

8/31/2006 10:50 AM  
Blogger TX via Chicago said...

Um, scratch that...just got the memo on Thome. Can't miss with JD, right?

8/31/2006 10:52 AM  
Blogger Criminal Appeal said...

We may have a crisis on our hands. Jimbo's landlord is forcing the bar to vacate when its lease expires on 9/30. I do my pre- or post-game meals in china town usually, but forcing out Jimbo's strikes me as the kind of thing that requires a lot of years of karmic payback. I don't want to be wheeled into South Side Park in 2093 to see my next World Series game. Any idea how to avert this disaster?

8/31/2006 10:58 AM  
Blogger TX via Chicago said...

I just read about Jimbo's on the Tribune web site. Not cool.

8/31/2006 11:05 AM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Definitely not cool. I think it's time Sox fan's started a Save Jimbo's Fund, that's the only way we could do anything to try and save it. If this site had enough sway, I'd start up a paypal account, but I guess I'll leave that for The Cheat to take care of.

8/31/2006 11:16 AM  
Blogger Jonathan Kelley said...

I'm not sure it's the money that's the issue with Jimbo's. Sounds like the building owner is just a dick. Hopefully this gets rectified soon! I'll stop by today after the game & see if I can't get an answer or two.

Still on my PtC hiatus, seems to be working out pretty well for the sox.

Santana pitching for the Twins, Bonderman for the Tigs, Johnson for the Yanks. Let's get a win today and let the rest play out as it will. We're almost to the point where we control our own destiny for HFA throughout the playoffs. Let's GITTERDUNN!

8/31/2006 11:49 AM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

I'll take Crede.

Hey James,

can you do me a favor and shoot me an email when you get a chance-- dtkelly (at)filegate (dot) net.

gracias.

8/31/2006 12:12 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Hey d.t.kelly...don't try and bogart my pick!

8/31/2006 1:05 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

The big surprise isn't Ozzie starting Pods again, it's that BA is in the lineup today considering a righty throwing and the beanball he took last night.

8/31/2006 1:12 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Ross Gload has been freed and I'm picking him.

8/31/2006 1:18 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

rack 'em up, another unorthodox DP

8/31/2006 1:18 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Thought it was gone, then I remembered who was batting.

8/31/2006 1:22 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I'm curious, Count, do you post at SSS, and if so, what's your id?

8/31/2006 1:23 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

I don't, Jeeves site was the first blog I started reading, so I figure I should stay loyal to it, at least commenting-wise, so i never got around to making an id at sss

8/31/2006 1:25 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Wow, thanks for the loyalty dude!!

I didn't miss anything in the first did I?

8/31/2006 1:31 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

just curious cuz of the Free Ross Gload thing

8/31/2006 1:32 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Juan caught a liner and doubled a guy up at first, that's about it.

8/31/2006 1:33 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

yeah, he doubled up Delmon Young

8/31/2006 1:35 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Yah, I check out SSS sometimes, I guess I picked it up form there

8/31/2006 1:36 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I should say, it's my signature, but you probably knew that.

8/31/2006 1:38 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I wouldn't mind some early runs today

8/31/2006 1:38 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

this defense sucks like the Indy Colts

8/31/2006 1:39 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Another game, another out at the plate, but that one wasn't AS bad

8/31/2006 1:40 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

open my damn mouth too soon
I don't feel too bad about Joey sending Ross there

8/31/2006 1:41 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I nearly got my early runs wish

8/31/2006 1:41 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

I guess with 2 outs, that's defensible

8/31/2006 1:41 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

okay, that was a bad slide by gload...looks like he thought he could kick the balloutta the catcher's mitt

8/31/2006 1:44 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Javy really looks different without the beard

8/31/2006 1:46 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

carl, the writer of palehouse six, is gonna have to change his sketch of javy

8/31/2006 1:47 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

good to see that throw from ross make it to juan...last throw he tried to make to 2nd sailed into lf

8/31/2006 1:51 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I was thinking the same thing...keep it low, keep it low

8/31/2006 1:52 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Gooch with a big defensive play!

8/31/2006 1:55 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

very nice atbat for BA

8/31/2006 2:00 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Nice AB by BA

8/31/2006 2:00 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Yes, give Pods all the help he can get, another pitch out

8/31/2006 2:01 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

That's a veyr telling stat for Pods this year. 4 bunt hits vs 16 from last year. Half of his bunt hits have come very recently.

8/31/2006 2:02 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Pad those stats JD

8/31/2006 2:05 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Give us a reason to chant MVP.

8/31/2006 2:05 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

okay, let's swap BA and pods in the batting order

8/31/2006 2:05 PM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

OMG.. yanno... I haven't a clue as to why I seem to be blind to other people's PTC. I swear I do check...

I guess I'll sit this one out.

8/31/2006 2:06 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

MVP! MVP!

8/31/2006 2:07 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Derek Jeter, who?

8/31/2006 2:07 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Paulie 's got his pop swing going again, at a very bad time too

8/31/2006 2:08 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

which may have been part of the reason he found himself in the 5-hole

8/31/2006 2:09 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

BA is so smooth and effortless in the field

8/31/2006 2:11 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

yeah, and I heard on talk radio this morning that with pods-gooch-thome lineup, teams were leaving their lefty relievers in to get to thome, not that easy with JD in the 3 hole

what does that have to do with paulie batting 5th, nothing

8/31/2006 2:14 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

That stinks, that was a good pitch by Javy

8/31/2006 2:14 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

so our infielders are suddenly taking defensive lessons from the d-rays

javy gotta pitch over this

8/31/2006 2:14 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I meant it was easier for Ozzie to move Paulie down in the order yesterday with how much he's been struggling

8/31/2006 2:16 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

C'mon, GB DP

8/31/2006 2:16 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

sorry, jeeves

actually the "what does that have to do with paulie moving down, nothing" comment was directed at myself and what I typed above it

8/31/2006 2:19 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Damnit Javy. Why do you cruise and then suddenly get in deep shit?

8/31/2006 2:19 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Stop the hurt Javy, no more runs

8/31/2006 2:19 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha, gotcha

8/31/2006 2:20 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

You got that defibrillator handy? My heart is having trouble starting after that hit

8/31/2006 2:22 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

That was scary

8/31/2006 2:22 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Don't you dare walk him Javy

8/31/2006 2:23 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

charging it right now

javy always gives up 2 out runs

8/31/2006 2:23 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

anyone else see that pad sticking out of the bottom of AJ's glove? never noticed it before

8/31/2006 2:25 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Seriously, he gives up an INSANE amount of 2-out runs

8/31/2006 2:25 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

I hope that was Javy's blowup inning

8/31/2006 2:25 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

the defibrilator just got used cuz i fainted after he DIDN'T give up any more runs

8/31/2006 2:27 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I'm gonna have to check Javy's splits for 2 out runs allowed

8/31/2006 2:30 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

That was a fast inning by hamell

8/31/2006 2:32 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Holy shit!

17.1 innings pitched RISP w/2 outs...26.48 ERA

8/31/2006 2:32 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

That's insane...stat of the night, right there

8/31/2006 2:34 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

That's disgusting

8/31/2006 2:34 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Delmon Young is raping us

8/31/2006 2:34 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I kinda think Pods scared BA off diving for that pitch.

8/31/2006 2:36 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

bizarro series with all the defensive gaffes

who is this javy guy, oh, wait, it isn't the 6th inning yet

8/31/2006 2:39 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

3-0 to pods

will he strike out?

8/31/2006 2:43 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

run pods run

8/31/2006 2:44 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

6th inning...my fingers are crossed

8/31/2006 2:48 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

have mac on speed dial, ozzie

8/31/2006 2:49 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

I spoke to soon

8/31/2006 2:49 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha, can you hear the fan yelling, "Get him outta there"

8/31/2006 2:49 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

6th inning javy: even when he's good, he's bad

that was a tough piece of hitting by the leadoff man for the flat-fish

8/31/2006 2:50 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Give me a K, Javy

8/31/2006 2:51 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Interesting thought...does javy ever pitch 0-1, 0-2

I'm sure he does, but it seems like it isn't that often

8/31/2006 2:52 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

That's too easy, pitching ahead in the count

8/31/2006 2:53 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I've changed my request, well amended it, give me a K or a GB DP

8/31/2006 2:54 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

son of a bitch
i hate saying this, but javy deserves better

8/31/2006 2:55 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I got half of what I wanted, shit.
Gooch has never been good at making the turn.

8/31/2006 2:55 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

you're right, he does deserve better

8/31/2006 2:55 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

especially after pitching over that other error

8/31/2006 2:56 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Twinkies won. Oh well, you can't really expect the sweep.

8/31/2006 2:58 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Run producing time!

8/31/2006 2:58 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

someone crank up the MVP chant

8/31/2006 2:59 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

How deep into the game would you let Javy go?

8/31/2006 3:00 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

MVP!

8/31/2006 3:00 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

MVP!

8/31/2006 3:00 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

This is no time for a pop up or a DP, Paulie...just so you know the situation

8/31/2006 3:01 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

MVP

btw, bunt paulie bunt

8/31/2006 3:01 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

I say let Javy go until he runs himself into trouble. Unless we get the lead then take him out after the 7th. And put it in MacDougal

8/31/2006 3:02 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

He's really scuffling

8/31/2006 3:03 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I agree with Count about Javy

Paulie shoulda bunted

8/31/2006 3:03 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Our hopes rest with you AJ

8/31/2006 3:04 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

He should have bunted, and yah that sounds good Count

8/31/2006 3:04 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

OH BABY OH BABY!

8/31/2006 3:04 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

In AJ we trust

8/31/2006 3:04 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Thank goodness we're at The Cell, our homers are just eeking over the fence. At the juice Box those would be doubles or long outs

8/31/2006 3:06 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

AJ hasn't been that good earlier in the year in situations like that, but lately he's been big

8/31/2006 3:07 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Let's go Gload, bring in that insurance run

8/31/2006 3:08 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

big run here, come on ross, pick him up

8/31/2006 3:08 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

That was ripped

right at the 2nd baseman

8/31/2006 3:09 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Motor City Kitties lose. They made a run at it, but lost 4-6!

8/31/2006 3:09 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

this season is eerily starting to resemble last season with the Tiggers slowing blowing a 10 game lead in the division

8/31/2006 3:11 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Let's see if Ozzie made a wise move ignoring The Count's advice. And let's see if Javy is mad about coming out again.

8/31/2006 3:12 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

That makes up for your gaffes

8/31/2006 3:12 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Finally, some GOOD defense!

8/31/2006 3:13 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

That would taken Paulie another 5 seconds to get to.

8/31/2006 3:13 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I'll be happy to see Young leave town

8/31/2006 3:13 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Delmon Young OWNS us

8/31/2006 3:13 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Another fine defensive play

8/31/2006 3:15 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

8/31/2006 3:15 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

"suck 'em joe"?

jeeves, there is a delete button

8/31/2006 3:17 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha...i'm going to take advantage of that feature

8/31/2006 3:18 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

maybe I will too

8/31/2006 3:20 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Good hustle Juan, way to run out the dropped third

8/31/2006 3:20 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I guess in my excitement, I forgot the up

8/31/2006 3:21 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

maybe not, I'll leave it there for your embarrassment and my enjoyment

:-P

8/31/2006 3:21 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha good. I was thinking about leaving my comment just cuz it's so funny looking

8/31/2006 3:22 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Juan, you slouch, don't you know Josh Paul is in the other dugout?

8/31/2006 3:23 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

sigh of exasperation
pods caught looking.............................again

8/31/2006 3:23 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

He was all over that fastball.
We've got the good part of the lineup coming in our half of the inning, so I"m not worried

8/31/2006 3:28 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

sigh of exasperation...
game tying homer. ugh.

8/31/2006 3:29 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

nothing is ever gonna be easy with this team

Phil Jackson put it best when he said the first championship was euphoric whereas the 2nd one was like an odyssey

8/31/2006 3:32 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Very nice pick, Gload

8/31/2006 3:32 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Leave it to the Zen master to come up with such a good quote

8/31/2006 3:33 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

C'mon Tadahito, time to click.

8/31/2006 3:36 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

MVP! MVP! MVP!

8/31/2006 3:37 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I can picture a homer to left in my mind, but I'd like to see it in real life instead

8/31/2006 3:39 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

that was a cartoon you pictured cuz the real thing was a joke

8/31/2006 3:40 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

nice inning by MacD

8/31/2006 3:48 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

Let's see more heroics from AJ

8/31/2006 3:48 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Who was AJ talking to on his way back to the dugout, Joe maybe? Was he saying go Joe?

8/31/2006 3:52 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Is Joe slumping a little?

8/31/2006 3:53 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

We seem to have many hitters slumping a little, but we're still putting up runs (excluding today)

Pods, Gooch, Paulie, Crede, and Juan are all slumping to a varying degree

8/31/2006 3:55 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

This might be of the Too Much Information department, but Ross Gload really looks a lot like my daughter's step-dad.

8/31/2006 3:56 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha, too bad Ross Gload isn't your daughter's step-dad

8/31/2006 3:58 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

This looks dangerous, that was the worst possible time for a passed ball

8/31/2006 4:00 PM  
Blogger TheCount said...

If AJ doesn't stumble, that's a huge out

8/31/2006 4:01 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

How often has Norton been IBBed?

Not very, i'm sure

8/31/2006 4:02 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I don't know if I like walking Norton to get to a hitter that's hot today.

8/31/2006 4:03 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

damn

8/31/2006 4:08 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

why not ph mack for pods?

8/31/2006 4:16 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

James, would you be able to do the recap?
I had to get up real early to drop my mom off at the airport and i'm struggling to stay awake.

If you can't, I'll get one up in a little after a nap.

8/31/2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

rollercoaster ride continues

8/31/2006 4:33 PM  

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