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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Pirates at Marlins (7/27)

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TIME: 7:05 @ JRS

                                vs.              
         PIRATES                                        MARLINS
Zach Duke (3-0, 0.93)                       Ismael Valdez (0-0, 4.50)

We get our first look at Zach Duke. And no, that's not a typo above in his ERA. Not only has he been off to a great start, but he has a great name. It's simple, clean, and sounds cool. No, he's not my next man crush.

Don't go getting all excited if the Marlins get a runner or two on against Duke. That seems to be par for the course. Part of Duke's success so far has been the ability to pitch himself out of the trouble that he's gotten himself into.

As an added bonus, Ismael "Exxon" Valdez makes his first Major League start of the year tonight.

In addition to making your ichthyomancy picks, make sure you VOTE! today. Today's contests can be found here.

The media love continues; I'm sure that many of you read about SBNation and sites like FishStripes in the latest issue of Forbes (there's a semi-annoying welcome page that you have to click through to see the blurb).

Ichthyomancy Pick Table:

Person Player Attendance AAB
BoSox1804 Delgado 23,465 Fish turn 4 DPs
Carolina Cabrera 21,300 Lowell: HR
Colombo259 Castillo 20,546 Pirates: GIDP ends game
Craig Pierre 25,025 Pierre: 3 bunt singles
Danielfred1235
Dex
Double B Valdez
Fishfan24 Cabrera 20,000 Lowell: HR
Jsprt05 Cabrera 22,364 Duke: QS...
Seamusfurr Cabrera 19,999 2 runs total
StrandedX02 Castillo 24,127 Cabrera: HR
Wiggins Easley 23,645 Duke: QS; Marlins W

Follow the action virtually here

EDIT: I'll be at the ballpark tonight (actually, the whole rest of the week), so Craig is in charge. In case isn't here, the inmates can run the asylum. Just try to keep it semi-clean.

Make your picks and discuss...