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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Rockies at Marlins (4/28)

The team has finished the first extended road trip of the season and they are finally home.

Not by coincidence the Rockies have also made their way to South Florida.

The Marlins will send Sergio Mitre to the hill while the Rockies plan to counter with Jeff Francis.

Game time is 7:35 p.m.

This will be Mitre's fifth start of the season and only his second in a night game.  Mitre's only win thus far in the season came in a night game in Houston.  We play far too many day games.

Tonight at the stadium it is Dominican Heritage Night.  The organization has a bunch of stuff planned.

The Dominican flag will fly in centerfield, and the Dominican National Anthem will be played prior to the game. For this special occasion, fans are encouraged to bring flags and bang drums as the Marlins bring a taste of the Dominican Republic to South Florida. The first 100 fans to visit the Marlins Fan Headquarters booth will receive a Dominican Republic flag and all fans will enjoy Merengue music during the inning breaks. In addition to all of this excitement, for each ticket purchased, fans will also receive an equal number of tickets to come watch fellow Dominicans Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz and the rest of the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, July 2.

Last year there was a Dominican Heritage night but I believe the matching ticket giveaway is new.  I guess they are doing anything to put people in the stands.

Should you want to get a take on how the Rockies fans are viewing this series, I highly recommend you check out Purple Row.

I have a confession to make: I love Rox Girl.  But alas, sadly, she doesn't even know I exist.  Such is the way of my life.

Ichythyomancy after a brief respite is ready for all who will partake.  Come and join in if you haven't already.

Here's today's Ichthyomancy pick table:

FishStriper Attendance Player AAB
Bobbob 17,000 Cabrera Ramirez TB=Marlins H
Colombo 16,000 Ramirez Fish: leadoff man on 4+ inn.
Dan 12,913 Ramirez Ramirez & Olivo: perfect at plate
Dex 11,232 Cabrera Game: Exactly 11 Hits
Double B 17,689 Mitre Marlins P walk 10
Dr F 16,440 Willingham Game: 10+ Runs
Fishfan Cabrera Bench clearing brawl
Fluxuation 14,354 Willingham Marlins: every starter H
HadMatter 12,252 Willingham Cabrera: 8 TB
Jscape 23,765 Ramirez Marlins: IBB except Cabrera
Jsprt06 19,465 Willingham Cabrera H=Mitre BB
NULaw 13,500 Willingham Mitre: Quality start
Pete 19,999 Mitre Marlins: come from behind W

Best of Luck to Everyone!

[Update by craig] But Rox Girl, it works for Mardi Gras.