Game 107: Miami Marlins @ Washington Nationals, Game Thread and Ichthyomancy

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4 game series vs Nationals @ Nationals Park

Miami Marlins
@ Washington Nationals

Friday, Aug 3, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Brad Hand vs John Lannan

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

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Fri 08/03 7:35 PM EDT
Sat 08/04 7:05 PM EDT
Sun 08/05 1:35 PM EDT

NOTE: THIS IS FOR THE SECOND GAME OF THE DOUBLEHEADER. Please leave your Ichthyomancy picks for Game 1 here.

The Miami Marlins have a doubleheader today against the Washington Nationals, and this would be Game 2 of that doubleheader. Josh Johnson will take on Gio Gonzalez in a matchup of aces. The Marlins actually pulled out a win against Gonzalez the last time they saw him in Miami, and Josh Johnson has been on his game for the last two months, so the odds of a Marlins victory seem a little better.

Pitching Matchup

Proj Win% Proj ERA FIP ERA Marlins Nationals ERA FIP Proj ERA Proj Win%
.636 2.89 3.08 4.04 Johnson Gonzalez 3.27 2.84 3.26 .586

Josh Johnson versus GIo Gonzalez. Ace versus ace Johnson's last start was one of the worst in his career, including a career high six walks, but he also struck out four and ironically allowed only one run on two hits, so he was able to work himself out of jams. Hopefully, he does not get into too many jams in the second start of today's set of games.

Gonzalez's last start against the Marlins was actually very good. He allowed two runs on five hits, but struck out nine batters without walking one Marlin. But he has looked more beatable recently, including starts allowing five and six runs and twice walking more guys than he struck out. Hopefully he stays on that cold streak versus the Marlins.

Lineup

Order Player Proj wOBA vs. LHP
1 Emilio Bonifacio .306
2 Donovan Solano .291
3 Jose Reyes .347
4 Carlos Lee .335
5 Greg Dobbs .262
6 Austin Kearns .320
7 Gorkys Hernandez ---
8 John Buck .306

Notes

- It is Double Ichthy Points day for both games in today's doubleheader, so here are the rules once more:

1) All correct picks are worth double their usual points!

2) All incorrect non-attendance picks are worth -1 point. If there is no avaialble Hero of the Game, no one will be penalized.

3) If you make a light-enough pick that is still reasonable, I may consider it a 0-point pick for AAB, thus allowing you to "pseudo-pass" on making an AAB selection. But if you get that light pick wrong, it's -1 point. If it's too light (Marlins > 20 AB! Marlins >1 H!), your entire selection is invalid

Good luck on Ichthy in both games today!

Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Nationals 3-2

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