Game 109, Mariners at White Sox

DMZ · August 6, 2005 at 3:48 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

LHP Jamie Moyer v LHP Mark Buehrle. 4:05, FSN.

This lineup… wow.
Ichiro, RF-L
The Ignitor (Bloomquist), CF-R
Ibanez, DH-L
Sexson, 1B-R
Beltre, 3B-R
Morse, SS-R
Betancourt, 2B-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.


167 Responses to “Game 109, Mariners at White Sox”

  1. dw on August 6th, 2005 6:15 pm

    I’ve heard Rizzs at least twice in the last two days compare this Sox team to the Go-Go Sox.

    1959 Sox: .250/.324/.364
    2005 Sox: .265/.326/.428

    1959 Sox: 1.28 WHIP, .236BAA, 3.29 ERA
    2005 Sox: 1.28 WHIP, .250BAA, 3.66 ERA

    Somewhat similar, but not that similar.

  2. Alex on August 6th, 2005 6:18 pm

    #151 – I would think that if you compared each team’s statistics from their given years with respect to the league average, you might find that the numbers become a bit more similar. Admittedly that’s conjecture on my part, but that’s my hypothesis anyhow.

  3. Daaaaan on August 6th, 2005 6:19 pm

    #149 i’ll actually agree with DMZ on this one and say we should not rehash the beltre conversation(s). my take is we’ll have to wait and see whether or not this deal was the right one.

  4. dw on August 6th, 2005 6:19 pm

    And another thing: I haven’t seen the same level of outcry against the abomination that is Ti-Gar as I did against a bunch of women knitting.

    Yes, people on here have condemned the Dr. Moreau-ness of Ti-Gar, but I haven’t seen one letter to the Times about it yet… while there’s a rolling epistle-fight over Stitch-n-Pitch in the editorial page.

  5. DMZ on August 6th, 2005 6:21 pm

    Jeff Shaw is, I believe, too terrified to come out in public for fear of being assaulted by a Ti-Gar.

  6. Laurie on August 6th, 2005 6:23 pm

    So, isn’t someone gonna call a home run right now?

  7. dw on August 6th, 2005 6:25 pm

    Ti-Gar! Ti-Gar! burning bright
    On the diamonds of the night,
    What inferal marketing guy
    Brought forth thy evil mimicry?

    Willie Fkn Blake, 1794

  8. Daaaaan on August 6th, 2005 6:25 pm

    #156, i’ve been pointing to left field for the past 30 minutes

  9. boo nelson on August 6th, 2005 6:25 pm

    156, so much for that

  10. jtopps on August 6th, 2005 6:25 pm

    Boy, Ichiro was a real bust. He didn’t win the game for us and we never should have signed him. And my memory only lasts four games.

  11. Laurie on August 6th, 2005 6:26 pm

    157 – that’s the first thing that’s made me laugh out loud today. Congrats.

  12. Dave in Palo Alto on August 6th, 2005 6:28 pm

    Goin’ outside to smoke a Ci-gar. Night all.

  13. dw on August 6th, 2005 6:28 pm

    That should be “infernal,” not “inferal.” Oops.

  14. Bela Txadux on August 6th, 2005 8:18 pm

    T-shirts are a cool idea. Men’s sleeveless for me, when the design phase is done.

    “Doyle: the Bloke with the Stroke”

  15. andy on August 6th, 2005 9:42 pm

    not our catchers.

  16. aaron c. on August 6th, 2005 11:30 pm

    Also, props on giving folks the option for going the American Apparel route on the shirts. For us hippie types, y’know.

  17. Scraps on August 6th, 2005 11:44 pm

    In the versions of the story I’ve read, Sheffield did not say the reporter made stuff up; he said the reporter was determined to paint him in a negative light. All New York magazine did in saying they had the tapes is to say Sheffield said the things they quoted; they said nothing about what might have been left out.

    As for his teammates being “ticked off”, where does that come from? I saw quotes from Jeter, A-Rod, and Torre; each of them basically amounted to a shrug.