Wednesday Pregame

Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 10:35 am

Today’s Lineup

Same as Opening Day …

Pods, LF; Iguchi, 2B; Thome, DH; Konerko, 1B; Dye, RF; AJ, C; Crede, 3B; Uribe, SS; Anderson, CF.  Contreras pitching.

With Roy Halladay now scratched from our series with the Blue Jays, here are the updated probables for Detroit and Toronto …

Thursday: 12:05 p.m. CDT, CSN

RHP Jon Garland (0-1, 15.19) vs.

RHP Justin Verlander (1-0, 0.00)




Friday: 7:35 p.m. CDT, WCIU

LHP Scott Downs (0-0, 5.40) vs.

RHP Javier Vazquez (0-0, 2.57) vs.

Saturday: 1:05 p.m. CDT, CSN

RHP A.J. Burnett (NR) vs.

LHP Mark Buehrle (1-0, 2.25)

Sunday: 1:05 p.m. CDT, WGN




 (0-2, 6.75) vs.

RHP Freddy Garcia (1-1, 9.00)

Congratulations and Condolences

To my good friend and huge Sox fan James Rowe, who scored twice recently for his high school team in Washington, D.C.  Thanks as well to the Sox season ticket holder who gave James two tickets to Friday’s game.  James and his mom were headed out to Chicago last weekend because of the death of James’ grandfather.  James got onto the flight decked out in Sox gear.  Another passenger, a Sox fan and STH, started talking to James and handed him two tickets for Friday night.  What a nice gesture by the Sox fan during what was a pretty crummy week for a ninth grader.


Great job by Jose, you can’t say enough about his and Freddy’s performance against one of the more potent offenses in this league. Bobby showed signs of coming around too.

Now, I’ve been one of the more vocal critics of the Thome for Rowand, Gio and Haigwood trade on this blog and as such I’m enjoying the taste of my right foot and toes as I type this. Thome has been our offense and I shudder to think what kind of shape we’d be in without him. He’s a man on a mission: to shut up all the haters like me who doubted him and said he was washed-up. So far so good Jim.

As for Pods, I know he missed a good deal of Spring Training but he needs to get it together. He seems so anxious to get back on track that he’s swinging at bad pitches out of desperation. Take you time Scott and take your pitches. A basestealer usually has to get on base before they steal one. The double was encouraging though, keep at it Pods.

And Brian’s struggles are to be expected, just stay within your comfort zone and things will fall into place. Overall good game fellas.

Jim Thome is a beast!

He’s an animal!

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