Thursday, September 21, 2006

Game 153 Preview

Jake Woods 5-3, 4.19 for the Mariners


Javier Vazquez 11-9, 4.70 for the ChiSox

I know, it doesn't seem like there's any reason to watch the games now that the Sox have all been but eliminated from the post-season, but there are still some storylines to watch...

-Will the youngsters play?
-Who takes advantage of this open audition to position themselves for next year? I'm looking in your direction Freddy.
-Who raises their trade value?
-Do the Sox completely flop after a deflation loss or do they fight on?
-Will we ruin the Twins' shot at the divison crown?

So for tonight's game, I'm curious to see which of our young guns are going to play. I would like to see Fields at third (with Crede on the bench or the DL), BA in CF (with Mack on the bench), Sweeney in LF (with Pods in the National League), and Gload at 1b. I wouldn't mind seeing Stewart in there, because he's such an unknown commodity, and when we go to the pen I'd like to see Boone and Tracey get some action.
Tonight will also be interesting to see how Javy pitches. Will he continue on the path toward respectablity or will he return to his infuriating ways?

My pick to click will be made closer to game time, once I know the lineups.
DickDaStick is going with JD.
DT is going with SouthPaw, but I'm unsure whether that's Thome, AJ, or Pods.

Make those picks here! And DT, let me know who you were referring to!


Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

FYI...Southpaw is the big, furry fox/wolf/Goofy-inspired mascot the Sox organization parades around the Cell as kiddie entertainment.

And I'm holding off on my PtC until gametime, cuz who knows what the lineup will look like tonight.

BTW, I got some linseed oil if anyone is interested, and some Geritol if Dickie is interested? (jk)

9/21/2006 11:44 AM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

WD-40 would help me on certain mornings when I feel like the Tin Man.

The park is still selling out and we're not technically out of it, so I think Oz will still at least start most of the vets and then bring in the rooks gradually as game goes on.

Btw I think Clemmons would have 20 wins if he pitched for us

9/21/2006 12:54 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...


9/21/2006 12:55 PM  
Blogger Fornelli said...

Um, gimme whoever the fuck plays third base.

9/21/2006 2:29 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

i was looking at some stats today in the paper, and it had Santana listed at 18-5 and Garland at 17-5; imagine Johan on our team. He would have an insane record.

9/21/2006 2:39 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Here's the Sox lineup, and I'm riding the hot horse...Gooch again!

Ozuna, LF
Iguchi, 2B
Dye, RF
Thome, DH
Konerko, 1B
Crede, 3B
Pierzynski, C
Uribe, SS
Anderson, CF

9/21/2006 6:03 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Let's see if CF brings me better luck this time around. BA it is.

9/21/2006 7:01 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Well, Jeeves, this is it, your last Sox game of the 2006 season at home. Any last words you didn't already say in yesterday's eulogy?

9/21/2006 7:06 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

hmmm...Detroit lost 4-3.

9/21/2006 7:07 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

hmmmmm...Minnesota losing 4-0 thru 4 innings.

9/21/2006 7:08 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

funny interviews with fans tailgating at the park and saying we're not done yet...oh to have 3-4 of those nut-buster losses back that we shoulduv, coulduv,oughtuv....

9/21/2006 7:11 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I'm drinking the kool-aide.
We still got a chance, Dickie!

9/21/2006 7:13 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Hawk: loud
DJ: soft

fix the friggin' microphones

9/21/2006 7:14 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Who the fuck was that pitching for the Sox, cuz it certainly wasn't Javy Vazquez.

9/21/2006 7:17 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

I'll check back in about hour and 1/2....keep it stoked James...we still got a pulse !!

9/21/2006 7:19 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Lead off double! Please Pablo, get alot of work in Fall ball. I'll gladly take you as my starting LFer next year!

9/21/2006 7:21 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Lead off Double! Stranded again. {sigh, Sigh, SIGH}

9/21/2006 7:27 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

Thru two innings Javy's looked better to the lefties tonight, with alot of movement on his inside fastballs to the lefties.

9/21/2006 7:42 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said... my walls have many holes that need to be plastered

9/21/2006 7:43 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I love losing to mediocre teams like the Mariners.

9/21/2006 7:47 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I love dropping 2 out pop-ups on the infield that score unearned runs.

9/21/2006 7:49 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

AJ, only guy hitting at all recently.

9/21/2006 7:51 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Swing like a major leaguer, Juan. For me!

9/21/2006 7:52 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

5 k's for Javy so far

9/21/2006 7:58 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

6 k's

9/21/2006 8:01 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

7 K's

9/21/2006 8:01 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Let's see if we can bring Thome home.

9/21/2006 8:50 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

hey jeeves...sorry about that, was getting my friend signed up to the blog

9/21/2006 9:00 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

so we're getting beaten by another no-name lefty pitcher, what else is new?

9/21/2006 9:04 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

The Sox just have no interest in winning this game.

Nor does Ozzie. I don't know why he was in for so long.

9/21/2006 9:17 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

No problemo. I've been in and out, packing some last minute stuff.

9/21/2006 9:17 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

What is the purpose of bringing out Mikey Mac?

He has nothing to prove. He pitched yesterday. He has recently been hurt.

9/21/2006 9:21 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

quess we haven't suffered enough yet, huh ?

Where the chuck is the offense ?

How does it completely disappear with a team with these kind of offensive stats and potential

9/21/2006 9:25 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Today's game is the reason why we should be playing the youngsters

9/21/2006 9:27 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

Owens looks very fast....can he hit at all ? he stole alot of bases in the minors - so he must be able to get on base somehow....he's got to be at least as good as Pods - for next year

9/21/2006 9:29 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

are we still alive.....

9/21/2006 9:44 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

I hope we do get 8 runs like Hawk asked for, so we can lose by 1

9/21/2006 9:44 PM  
Blogger DickdaStick said...

only thing more fitting for tonight's game would have been for a Sox player to do the flop coming out of the batter's box instead of Perez....maybe Paulie with that hang-dog look of his after hitting what will become a DP and then falling down in a big heap.

9/21/2006 9:55 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

so that was did that feel for your last game at home, Jeeves?

9/21/2006 9:58 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

too bad we can't send you off with a win

9/21/2006 9:59 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

this game was over when uribe and joe dropped the infield fly

9/21/2006 10:00 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

Today's game felt oddly fitting.

9/21/2006 10:02 PM  
Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

I'm sorry, I wasn't able to give you a better send off. I had company until a minute ago, good luck on the trip. Travel safely, and we'll talk to you around Sunday sometime. I'll keep things up to date until you get settled in. And let me say, it has been a fun year here at chi-sox blog, despite the lousy outcome. Thanks, Jeeves, for giving me the chance to be a part of it here this season. And I look forward to more, and some pics of some crazy sun bunnies out there, bro!

9/21/2006 10:06 PM  

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