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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Marlins at Phillies (9/23)

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The Marlins are looking to even the series today.

The Marlins starting pitcher is Big Moe.  The Phillies plan to send Jon Lieber to the mound.

Game time is 1:20 p.m.

Moehler didn't pitch badly in his last three starts.  But when he pitches it requires the defense to make plays since his style of pitching puts the ball in play.

Lieber is a better away pitcher than at home.  His home ERA is 5.40.  Lefties are batting .300 against him at Citizens Bank Park.  He tends to give up runs in the early innings.

A Ryan Howard note:  he has hit 58 home runs so far this season.  The long standing NL home run record was set by Ralph Kiner at 54 in 1949 before McGwire and Sosa destroyed it in 1998.  With McGwire breaking it once again in the following year, then Bonds broke it in 2001.  This was during the so called "juiced" era.  I'm not going to get into that but the point is this:  Howard is doing something that has rarely been seen.

So in other words, walk him, we have seen it enough.

Ichthyomancy, hates day games, but is somewhat awake.  Don't forget to stumble to your computer and make your picks.

Here's today's Ichthyomancy pick table:

FishStriper Attendance Player AAB
Al State
Bobbob 29,832 Cabrera Game: 5 HR
Carolina
Colombo 34,671 Moehler Marlins R=2x Phillies R
C60 30,500 Willingham Moehler ER< 3, Game: P>9, Game: Players>35
Cubsfan2883
Dan
Dex
Double B 23,451 Moehler Marlins blow lead in 9th
Dr F 38,083 Moehler Moehler: IP ≥ 7, H < 6
Eaglephin
Fishfan 35,000 Uggla Moehler IP ≥ 8 innings
Fluxuation Moehler
HadMatter
Hoboken
JrFelix
Jscape 15,423 Ramirez Marlins: IBB except Cabrera
Jsprt06
17MarlinS35
Maverick
MistaRaggy
NULaw
Pete
StrandedX02
Wiggins
Zheke

Best of Luck to Everyone!