Game 109, Mariners at White Sox
LHP Jamie Moyer v LHP Mark Buehrle. 4:05, FSN.
This lineup… wow.
The Ignitor (Bloomquist), CF-R
We Call Him Doyle (Snelling), LF-L
Torrealba (“JoeJessica”), C-R
Doyle plays against a lefty, which is good news, since he’ll hit against anything. Four-armed aliens could beam down and throw at him from left/right or up/down and he’d rake doubles off them.
Sunday’s pitcher has finally been announced as SP-R Jeff Harris, who you’ll remember from his “into the breech” performance relieving Jorge Campillo after Campillo left with an elbow twinge.
The M’s press notes include a Bloomquist booster: he’s raised his average from .197 on July 2 to .268. I cheer for Bloomquist when he’s in the game, but despite this prolonged hot streak, that .268 carries an on-base percentage of .310 with almost no power at all. There’s no position on the field where that’s above average (even catchers in the AL hit .252/.309/.384).
Also, you may be able to catch Zach Duke if you’ve got Extra Innings, as his game’s on at the same time. You can flip over during commercial breaks. Duke’s on a crazy tear since he was called up. I’m hoping for a Duke-Felix matchup in the 2007 World Series.
In other news, due to continuous pestering, I put together a prototype USSM shop today. All shirts may become collectors items as we work out how to do this better (see the Doyle jersey, for instance). As a game thread special, they’re all low, low priced because I haven’t figured out markup, but you’re gambling on quality.