Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Marlins at Padres (7/2)

The Marlins are off on a West Coast trip and first up are the Padres for a four game set.

The Marlins starting pitcher is Sergio Mitre.

The Padres have David Wells on tap.

Game time is 10:05 p.m.

Mitre has had a tendency to leave the ball up in the hitting zone since his hamstring injury.  Hopefully, his hamstring didn't tighten up on the long plane ride to California.  Sergio faced the Padres earlier this season going 6 innings and only allowing one earned run.

Wells is an excellent at home pitcher but he does give up a fair amount of hits in his starts.  The key will be in making the hits count.  Wells also faced the Marlins earlier this season going 5.1 innings giving up 8 hits and allowing 3 earned runs.

The good news about the team going on the road, other than the Marlins have a better record on the road than at home, is that we get to see our buddies jbox and Dex and all the other Gaslamp Ballers.  Since we will be crashing on their couch for the four game set, be sure to say Hi.  I have no doubt they would love to hear from you.  In the SB Nation world, they are our best friends.  The address is Gaslamp Ball, where there is always a beer in the frig.

Ichthyomancy is ready for some midnight baseball.

Here's today's Ichthyomancy pick table:

FishStriper Attendance Player AAB
Al State
Baseballfan
Bobbob 30,000 Cabrera Marlins leadoff: 2+ OB, 2+ R
Brickell 31,000 Cabrera Marlins: W by 4+ R
Brooklyn
Bumppo 26,600 Hermida Marlins: QS, no decision
C60
Colombo 30,777 Ramirez Uggla+Ramirez: 5+ H
Cubsfan
Dan
Evilfish
Exitfare
Fluxuation Cabrera
Gottabethefives
HadMatter
Hoboken
Hurricane
Iguerra
Jacob
JDarrell13
Jim B 30,333 Mitre Willingham+Olivo: 3+ RBI
Jrfelix
Jrsyeagle 27,309 Ramirez Game: 16+ H, 8+ K
Jsprt06
Maverick
MistaRaggy
Nynolelaw
NYULaw

Best of Luck to Everyone!

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