The Marlins are looking, once again, to get back to .500 tonight. With the Marlins sporting one of the best interleague records in the Majors and Cleveland sending out one of their most hard luck pitchers and given the way things have been going lately, it may have to wait to another night. But who knows, things may have changed for the better.
The Marlins starting pitcher is Byung-Hyun Kim.
The Indians have on their mind, Cliff Lee.
Game time is 7:05 p.m.
Kim had is first rough outing as a starter for the Marlins in his last appearance giving up 6 ER in 2.2 IP. Basically he caught the walk bug, though the ump did squeeze him a bit. He hasn't done well against the Indians in the past but then again, he hasn't faced since 2004. Treanor should catch tonight.
Lee has had a rough season going 2-4 with a 6.31 ERA. He also has a tendency to give up the long ball and walking the patience hitters. Lee is a lefty so the lineup will probably be adjusted accordingly. The Marlins actually drafted Lee out of high school but he chose to attend the University of Arkansas instead of the playing for the Fish.
Ichthyomancy is front and center. One note: a few of the AAB picks, not all by any means, are getting a little bit lax. Sadly, Wiggins isn't around to police the action and I can't do it from work. AAB stands for Above and Beyond and that doesn't mean selecting something that statistically has a good chance of happening. Example: if the starting pitcher hasn't struck out more than three batters in any start all season, K < 6, isn't really a good pick. AAB picks are there so you can impress us with your genius. Try to pick something which isn't that likely to happen but that you think could and then we will ooh and awe at your prognostication abilities. Even if it is only, Cabrera: HR, Miguel only hits about 30-35 of those a year and the team plays 162, so that is a good selection. A word of warning, I read "HR" as one and only one HR. Also, exact, obscure, or legitimate multiple picks are worth more points. A further example: Ramirez: 3 E. While I don't think I would be floored if Hanley made three errors in a game, but I would be big time impressed you chose the game in which he did it. This is all just a friendly reminder. Yes, I know it's tough to come up with AAB picks, just do the best you can.
Here's today's Ichthyomancy pick table:
|Bobbob||15,000||Cabrera||Marlins: 10+ H|
|Bumppo||16,000||Cabrera||Cabrera: HR, RBI >2|
|Colombo||16,912||Treanor||Marlins: 2+ HR|
|Evilfish||12,898||Ramirez||Marlins: 3+ HR|
|JDarrell13||13,900||Cabrera||Marlins: 2+ HR|
|Jim B||17,348||Uggla||Uggla: 2 2B|
|Jrsyeagle||15, 385||Ramirez||Game: 5+ BB, 8+ K|
|NYULaw||15,008||Uggla||Marlins: team cycle|
Best of Luck to Everyone!