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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Marlins at Royals (6/15)

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The Marlins are off on a six game road trip to play the rest of the AL Central.  First up will be the Kansas City Royals.

The Marlins starting pitcher is Sergio Mitre.

The Royals will trot out Gil Meche to the hill.

Game time is 8:10 p.m.

Mitre's start was pushed back in order to give his hamstring a little extra time to recover.  Since the Marlins will be playing under AL rules, the DH will be employed tonight and Sergio won't have to bat or run the bases.  And that should be a bonus.  Mitre hasn't allowed an ER in his last 23 2/3 innings.  However, the Marlins have only scored 5 runs total in his last three starts.

Meche is a righty and has lost his last 5 starts.  But before you get too excited, he has a 3.16 ERA and averages 2.72 K/BB.  The reason he has been losing is because his offense has generated next to no run support.  The Royals have only scored 2 runs in his last five starts.

Ichthyomancy is ready for the road.  If you do make it out to KC, the barbecue is top notch as are the steak houses.  If you are not a carnivore, you probably chose the wrong road trip to sample the local cuisine.

Here's today's Ichthyomancy pick table:

FishStriper Attendance Player AAB
Al State
Bobbob 30,000 Cabrera Marlins leadoff: OB 2+, 2+ R
Brickell
Brooklyn
Bumppo 27,365 Mitre Ramirez: 2B, 2 R
C60 17,500 Ramirez Game: E > 2
Colombo 20,113 Cabrera Marlins: 2 HR
Cubsfan
Dan
Evilfish
Exitfare
Fluxuation Cabrera
Gottabethefives
HadMatter 19,999 Cabrera Marlins 0 E, Gregg save
Hoboken
Jacob
JDarrell13
Jim B 26,555 Mitre Marlins DH: 2H. 1+ RBI
Jrfelix
Jrsyeagle 28,000 Cabrera Marlins R+H+E 10+, Royals R+H+E < 11
Jsprt06
Maverick
MistaRaggy
Nynolelaw
NYULaw

Best of Luck to Everyone!