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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Cardinals at Marlins (7/17)

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Since the strategy of losing the first game and winning the next two worked so well against the Nats, the Marlins decided to try it again for this series against the Cardinals.

The Marlins starting pitcher is Rick Vanden Hurk.

The Cardinals will send out Brad Thompson.

Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Vanden Hurk will be making his seventh start for the Marlins this season.  He was recently promoted to Triple-A and has been tearing up the league, which is saying something since the Isotopes are in the PCL.  I wish the Fish could leave him in the minors and let him go through the natural progression, but events have dictated otherwise.  He has never face the Cardinals in the regular season before.

Thompson started the season in the pen and was promoted to the starting staff in May.  He has given up more hits than innings pitched this season and serving up the long ball is part of his repertoire.  Saying all of that, he will probably look like Cy Young tonight.

Ichthyomancy is fair game.

Here's today's Ichthyomancy pick table:

FishStriper Attendance Player AAB
Al State
Baseballfan 13,000 Cabrera Marlins: 10+ H, 4+ BB
Bobbob 15,000 Cabrera Marlins: 10+ H
Brickell
Brooklyn
Bumppo 13,800 Vanden Hurk Ramirez: SB, Cabrera 2+ XBH
C60 11,500 Cabrera Marlins: GWRBI in 9th
Colombo 12,782 Cabrera Vanden Hurk: 5+ IP, ER < 3
Cubsfan
Dan
Evilfish
Exitfare
Fluxuation 11,987 Cabrera Marlins: 4 HR
Gottabethefives
HadMatter 14,980 Cabrera Marlins: HR > 1. 10+ H, Jacobs OB >1
Hoboken
Hurricane
Iguerra
Jacob
JDarrell13
Jim B 12,800 Willingham Game: 2+ HR, 1+ CS, 1+ IBB
Jrfelix
Jrsyeagle 14,000 Ramirez Vanden Hurk W, Marlins 10+ H
Jsprt06
Marlins9703
Maverick
MistaRaggy
Nynolelaw
NYULaw

Best of Luck to Everyone!