The Fish enter tonight's game with the Wild Card lead. However, whoever wins tonight's game will end the night with the lead (and the Phillies could jump into the mix here too if the Fish lose and the Phils win; the Phils would trail the Astros in that case, but they'd be ahead of the Fish).
Josh Beckett starts for the Fish tonight. Since the game hasn't started yet, we don't know if we'll get good Josh or bad Josh.
Working in the Marlins favor is that the Astros are starting Wandy Rodriguez tonight. As has been well documented, the Marlins have never lost to a starting pitcher named Wandy. In fact, no Wandy has ever even recorded an out against the Fish - not just this year, but in the franchise's entire history. This surely bodes well for the Marlins.
Oh, and Cool Standings still likes the Astros playoff chances.
It's once again time for ichthyomancy. If you've been playing all season, please make your picks today. If you've never played before - start today. It doesn't cost anything, it's fun, and it's free.
Here's today's ichthyomancy pick table:
|Carolina||Pierre||30,000||Beckett: 7.0 IP|
|Danielfred1235||Easley||28,000||Cabrera: 2 HR*|
|Fishfan24||Cabrera||24,024||SP: No hitter|
|Jsprt05||Beckett||30,000||Rodriguez < 4 IP|
|Seamusfurr||Lo Duca||30,005||Marlins: 5 HR|
|StrandedX02||Beckett||26,527||Conine/Cabrera/Delgado: Consec. RBI 1B|
Make your picks and discuss...