Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Game 152 Preview

Jeremy Bonderman 12-8, 4.14 for the Motor City Kitties

vs.

Jon Garland 17-5, 4.30 for the ChiSox

This is do or die take 2 for the Sox. They need to win, and pray the Twinkies lose.

It's a good thing that the Sox have Garland on the hill, because of their tendency to put up a stinker offensively after having a good game.

Today will tell us if yesterday was a big tease or a sign of things to come.

I'm taking Mr. Anderson as my pick to click
DT is going with Mr. MVP, Jermaine Dye
Dick is taking Joe Clutch
James is hoping twice will be just as nice and is sticking with Gooch.

Make those picks to click here!

114 Comments:

Blogger Fornelli said...

Konerko's the only one who didn't homer last night, so he's due.

9/20/2006 3:50 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Hey Jeeves, Ryan Sweeney is starting in CF tonight.

9/20/2006 4:24 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Curse you Ozzie. Well, I s'pose I'll stick with the other rook.

9/20/2006 4:26 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

AJ to follow things up!

9/20/2006 4:49 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Pods with a double, alrite!
Let's bring him in.

9/20/2006 7:22 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

I love Pod's expression on that as he saw the ball get hit.

"What the? I made contact? I better run I guess!"

9/20/2006 7:23 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Pods with a lead DOUBLE! Go figure.

9/20/2006 7:25 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha...he doesn't have the opportunity all that much these days.

9/20/2006 7:25 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Thome was just a hair early. Nuts.

9/20/2006 7:26 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Jeeves, you sound like Hawk. Maybe you need a little of that California sunshine.

9/20/2006 7:27 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

microcosm of our season, right there.

9/20/2006 7:28 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Crap...I sound senile? I guess all this stress from the Sox has caused me to age 50 years, suddenly.

9/20/2006 7:29 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Hmm, tight strike zone.

9/20/2006 7:31 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Jon can pitch through it; it may end up helping us out in the long run.

9/20/2006 7:35 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Nice AB by Paulie.

9/20/2006 7:39 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

I was so afraid that AJ check swing was gonna be a double play. God bless bad defense.

9/20/2006 7:39 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Dammit Orel, it wasn't his lower leg that was injured, it was around the groin on his left leg on the 2nd bounce. Jeez.

9/20/2006 7:44 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

...siiiiiigh.

9/20/2006 7:44 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

sssssssspppppppppllllllllbbbbbbbbb...another GIDP, talk about a microcosm of our season

9/20/2006 7:46 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I think I've grown immune to the frustrations of DP's

9/20/2006 7:46 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Remember how we would always wait on Sundays to see what new intro chalkboard scene and couch scene the Simpsons would have?

Well, that's how I feel every time the Sox get a baserunner. What new DP are we going to see now?

9/20/2006 7:48 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha, I'm still waiting for a DP where we get runners out at home and third, or somethign weird like that.

9/20/2006 7:50 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Dude I'm talking about something like tagging one of our guys in the dugout to get the 2nd out.

9/20/2006 7:53 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

or the second guy getting out for slapping the ball

9/20/2006 7:53 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Jon's leaving it up and over the plate.

9/20/2006 7:54 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

back-to-back doubles drive me insane.

9/20/2006 7:56 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Big K of Pudge there.

9/20/2006 7:58 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

phew, another big strikeout

9/20/2006 8:00 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Are we looking at bupkus after a good offensive night? Sure as hell looks like it so far.

9/20/2006 8:14 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

yep jeeves, bupkus it is

9/20/2006 8:19 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

If we lose 0-2, I'm going to cry.

9/20/2006 8:20 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Did somebody say Bupkus? Sounds about right. A KO and 2 shagged flies for outfielder practice...siiiiigh.

9/20/2006 8:25 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

our 3-4-5 hitters go down meekly. Is it just me or did we have more consistency when it coems to run scoring when we had Thome in the 3 hole.

9/20/2006 8:25 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

We did. I said it before, make it Thome/Konerko/Dye.

Also, f'in Granderson just won't stop hitting it into gaps.

9/20/2006 8:29 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Mr .265 average is making Jon look like the pre-all-star break version of himself.

9/20/2006 8:30 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Jon's been leaving em up and hittable all night long. Hasn't been getting it inside or outside enough.

9/20/2006 8:32 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

That may come back to the tight strike zone

9/20/2006 8:33 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

HAHAHA AJ GOT SOMEBODY!

9/20/2006 8:36 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

sign of the apocolypse

9/20/2006 8:36 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Sox have half a game to show some life.

9/20/2006 8:39 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

I think the Sox have shown effort, they'v tried. The just haven't been playing smart at all, and absolutely suck at pitch selection. So many light popups. So very very many. And the DPs? That DP to Inge was just bad luck as much as anything, a hard-hit ball right at a guy. Siiiiigh. Rhythem is such a nebulous concept, and we have none of it.

9/20/2006 8:43 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

AJ YOU SLOW BASTARD!

9/20/2006 8:44 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Sigh...Crede-hit balls are Inge-seeking missiles.

9/20/2006 8:46 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Speak of the devil...another DP

9/20/2006 8:46 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

as charmed a life as Joe had in the first half is as cursed a time he is having right now

9/20/2006 8:47 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

So many just little shanks into the outfield. Why can't we get those?

9/20/2006 8:53 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

NEAL COTTS SIGHTING!

9/20/2006 8:53 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

yep, he's scuffling. I guess it's a very small silver lining, but maybe it'll drive down in value.

9/20/2006 8:54 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I doubt it Jeeves
Scott Boras = wounded, cornered animal

9/20/2006 8:55 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Yah, I forgot about Boras (don't know how). Why can't we be on good terms with him?

9/20/2006 8:56 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Wow, great defense leading to offense?

9/20/2006 8:57 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Jeeves: Possibly because Boras is the Drew Rosenhaus of baseball. "MY CLIENT DESERVES FORTY QUADRILLION DOLLARS!"

Just ask Detroit if Maggs' $75m has been well spent.

9/20/2006 8:58 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

It amazes me that Uribe is threatening 20 homers, while simultaneously heading toward the mendoza line

9/20/2006 8:59 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Oh man...maybe we could pull a Dodgers...not 4 in a row, but 4 period would be VERY NICE.

9/20/2006 9:00 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

there's my pick to click...cutting the lead in half!

9/20/2006 9:00 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

back to back jacks, if you ignore Pods.

9/20/2006 9:01 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

That's some good shameless self-promotion James!

Meanwhile, screw 4 homers, 3 homers, the 3rd right now, that'd be nice.

9/20/2006 9:02 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Jeeves: If only we could ignore Pods. If only...

9/20/2006 9:02 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

yes, i think i should just concede defeat in the PtC race, my PtC's are going the way of Joe Clutch's performances....south

9/20/2006 9:02 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

pander: hopefully next year we won't have to ignore him, and he'll be gone altogether.

9/20/2006 9:03 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

oh fer...yeah, nice delay for the bullpen. Zumaya's coming to face Konerko, barring a Thome DP.

9/20/2006 9:03 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Wow, that guy in the stands yelled "motherf**ker" really loud. Like...really really loud. Heh. Poor live television dealing with Chicago fans.

9/20/2006 9:04 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

At least it wasn't a DP.

9/20/2006 9:05 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

K! Well at least he's swinging now, so I can't complain completely

9/20/2006 9:05 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

i like shameless self promotion, and if you think that comment is bad, you should check out my new blog...Fleece the Pig, Flog the Pony...how's that for shameless self promotion? ;-)

9/20/2006 9:08 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha, the only way it could have been more shameless would be to include a link within the comment.

9/20/2006 9:09 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I'm only shameless, not redundant.
PS...there's a link in the sidebar of Chi-Sox blog.com.

9/20/2006 9:10 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Nice play by Gooch. I thought he needed to bare hand it to get him, but apparently not.

9/20/2006 9:11 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Sigh. Up and down for us in order in the 7th.

9/20/2006 9:19 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Time's running out for our boys

9/20/2006 9:20 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

we still got the meat coming up and Todd Jones will never scare this team, not like Nathan

9/20/2006 9:21 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

BA could have caught that.

9/20/2006 9:22 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

In the clubhouses, do you think the Tiggers and Athletics helped Frank and Maggs celebrate the nails in the White Sox coffin?

9/20/2006 9:23 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I wouldn't put it past the Tiggers seeing as they're in our divison.

9/20/2006 9:24 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

So Jeeves (in an effort to shift focus from the plight of the Sox), what's the major? And if you say journalism, I'm gonna cry.

9/20/2006 9:33 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

haha...electrical engineering, although i did give heavy thought to film because that's something i love doing

9/20/2006 9:34 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

And as I type, the Sox are caught with their pants down again.

9/20/2006 9:35 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

EE? Wouldn't Champaign have been better?

9/20/2006 9:35 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Yes, Champaign is technically a better EE school, and I gave them heavy consideration. It really came down between UCLA, Michigan and U of I, but my mom wanted me to get out of the Midwest, and I kind of wanted to as well and I think outside of the Midwest, UCLA has a better overall reputation.

9/20/2006 9:42 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

I went to Champaign for Nuclear Engineering. Great engineering school, rough weedout classes early on though.

(note: ended up history major, engineering sucks)

9/20/2006 9:42 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

WHat the HELL? Juan is stepping away as the pitch comes to him, what the hell is that?

9/20/2006 9:43 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Maggs just killed us.

9/20/2006 9:44 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Yah, if I was rich, I would have gone for film, but it's so hard to make it in that type of business I just played it safe. Plus I got a scholarship/job with the Department of Defense for doing engineering.

9/20/2006 9:44 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Mags likes to hustle against us, only.

9/20/2006 9:45 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Fuckin' Maggs, again.

And your mom just didn't want you coming home on the weekends unannounced with 2 new friends for some home cooking!

9/20/2006 9:45 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Why do you say rich? Just cuz it takes money and luck moreso than skill to make it in that business? Or cuz the tuition was jacked up?

9/20/2006 9:47 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

C'mon Gooch. Who cares if you clinch James the PtC title. Just hit a bomb, or something.

9/20/2006 9:48 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Department of Defense, so you and Pander are gonna be co-workers.

9/20/2006 9:48 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

this is getting bad, the boday language for every Sox player is Skidsville (except for maybe the call ups)

9/20/2006 9:50 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

GOD. I can't believe Jermaine swung at that...

9/20/2006 9:51 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

he's done that a few times this year on the way up and in pitches cuz he gets overhyped to swing on 3-2

9/20/2006 9:53 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Neal needs to hold them so we can pull an LA Dodgers

9/20/2006 9:54 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

so much for that idea

9/20/2006 9:55 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Cue Dandy Don..."Turn out the lights, the party's over."

9/20/2006 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am i the only one who sees neal cotts as a mirror image of cliff polite? Chance after chance after change... gone.

9/20/2006 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be so pissed if the offense comes back to score the 3 homers you were talking about, becuase oh no.. thats not enough now.

9/20/2006 10:01 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Ok, so now is a good time for those 4 straight homers.

9/20/2006 10:03 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Yes, Cotts is worrying me big time too, but I'll give him until next year before we DFA him.

9/20/2006 10:04 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Hey anonymous...are you the same anonymous that made a few successful PtCs?

9/20/2006 10:04 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

no shit, if we lose by one run, neal cotts = new whipping boy

9/20/2006 10:05 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

nothing like DP to symbolically end our season. FUCK

9/20/2006 10:08 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

well, it was revealed that politte had shoulder troubles, whereas Cotts just losts his control

poor joe crede...clutchless

9/20/2006 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

will you guys keep up this blog through the offseason/next season?

9/20/2006 10:10 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I'm rooting for Oakland in the playoffs.

9/20/2006 10:10 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Jeeves?

9/20/2006 10:11 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I definitely will...and anonymous, I'd love to see you make a name and comment here! Otherwise I dunno if you're the same person of if it's a diff anonymous person.

9/20/2006 10:12 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Jeeves is the owner, but I can say for certain that, if he's still running it, I'll be back next season here at Chi-Sox Blog. (I'm with-holding the obvious shameless plug here, guys!)

9/20/2006 10:12 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

You can expect game recaps throughout the end of the season.

If we miss the playoffs, which at this point we probably will, I'm going to break down the Sox and analyze, and probably poke a lot of fun at them too.
There'll be some good stuff here and I'll probably write about the playoffs as well.

9/20/2006 10:14 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Oh good! I was worried I'd lose you to your own blog...for shameless plug see sidebar. Something about a pig and a pony?

9/20/2006 10:15 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

No, I think most of my Sox stuff will be left for here, since this is more of a straight-line, game to game blog. (And outta loyalty, like I said in my comments, I'm just Colbert to your Stewart.)

A friend of mine has signed on to do a weekly post at F&F, so he may say a thing or two about the Sox, but unless it's a serious off-the-chart rant, I'll leave the Sox stuff to Chi-Sox Blog. (Unless of course I'm bored, and it's the dog-days of summer. I mean, how much bad press can one truly come up with about the Flubs?)

9/20/2006 10:21 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Feel free to talk about as much Sox as you want though. I appreciate the loyalty, I really do, but I don't want to restrict your writing.

9/20/2006 10:25 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Good Luck Jeeves with what should amount to the opening few sentences of the White Sox eulogy.

9/20/2006 10:57 PM  
Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

I'll take Southpaw as my PTC for Thursday. Why the hell not?

9/20/2006 11:44 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

We've already got one furry creature with opposable thumbs on the roster (Mark Buehrle), we don't need another.

9/20/2006 11:51 PM  

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