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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Marlins at Mets (4/30)

The Marlins continue on their road trip and will start a three game set against the Mets. Note to the players: Take the 7 Train!

The Marlins starting pitcher is Scott Olsen.

The Mets may send Orlando Hernandez to the hill.

Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Woo Hoo!  An extra five minutes.

Olsen has never had a decision against the Mets but most of that is fault of the bats.  He has a career ERA of 3.81 against the Metropolitans.  While Scott hasn't been his best of late, his last outing showed a lot of spunk.

El Duque may or may not start.  He has been experiencing tightness in his pitching shoulder which may cause him to be held back.  If he doesn't pitch, the Mets could call up Chan Ho Park from New Orleans or move Mike Pelfrey up.

Speaking of New Orleans and the Mets, Sarah Talalay witnessed the opening day game of the Zephyrs and gave a report on her blog.  If you read the story it ends with: So, let's Geaux Mets!  While that is a wonderful way to end the story, being a former resident of Louisiana, Metairie isn't actually in the French speaking part of the state. But I'm probably being unnecessarily pedantic.

Ichthyomancy is ready willing and able.

Here's today's Ichthyomancy pick table:

FishStriper Attendance Player AAB
Al State 29,140 Olsen Marlins: all starting pos. players 1+ H
Bobbob 32,844 Cabrera Uggla: 0 K
Brickell 38,500 Ramirez Marlins: come from behind W by 1
C60 35,000 Cabrera Marlins: 2+ players 2+ RBI
Colombo 37,576 Cabrera Olsen: IP+K > 12
HadMatter 34,500 Willingham Marlins: H > 9, TB > 14
Hoboken 32,865 Uggla Nolasco: H < 4
Jim B 31,245 Olivo Marlins OF H > Olsen BB
Jrsyeagle 37,004 Jacobs Olsen: W
Jsprt06 32,345 Cabrera Olsen: ER=3
Nynolelaw 33,333 Ramirez Olsen IP > 5, Park IP < 6

Best of Luck to Everyone!