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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Marlins at Reds (8/5)

Vargas vs. Milton

Tonight's matchup of starting pitchers is a sobering reminder of just how bad things are for the Reds (pitching wise). They're rolling out enormously overpaid Eric Milton while Fish roll out Jason Vargas and his MLB minimum salary. Granted, Vargas received a healthy signing bonus just last year, but when you add it all in, he's a much less expensive option than Milton. Oh yeah, and he's better too.

I've taken in one game at Great American Ballpark, and it was a good one. When I visited Cinci last year for the SABR convention, we saw a game between the Cardinals and Reds. That game was highlighted by an over-the-wall catch by Jim Edmonds. Maybe we'll see JP inflict that same kind of pain on the Reds tonight.

Ichthyomancy Pick Table:

Person Player Attendance AAB
Carolina Conine 22,000 Pierre: 2 SB
Colombo259 Lo Duca 24,004 Delgado, Casey: HR
Craig Lowell 23,423 Lowell: 2 HR
Danielfred1235 Lowell 21,250 Cabrera: in btb HR
Dex Cabrera 25,232 Pickle 3rd or 7th
Double B Vargas
Jsprt05 Cabrera 28,049 Vargas: 7 IP Strong
Seamusfurr Cabrera 20,041 Fish: 2 OF Assists
StrandedX02 Conine 22,527 Fish: 3 HR
Wiggins Conine 26,845 Fish: 4 HR off Milton

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