It's time to return the favor and sweep the Mets at their home. So breakout the brooms and let's go for it.
The Marlins starting pitcher is Rick VandenHurk.
The Mets will trot out Oliver Pérez to the hill.
Game time is 1:10 p.m.
VandenHurk has had control problems in his last few starts. It will be interesting to see how he pitches today. Rick pitches a little better in day games than in night. More on VandenHurk, probably tomorrow.
Pérez in his last two starts gave up a bunch of runs and the other team taking him deep was quite common. (Note: bunch of runs is a common industry term in baseball.) He is normally very good at home and for the season has an excellent strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64. Pérez is a lefty so besides the normal Sunday day game changes, look for the lefty adjustments.
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Ichthyomancy is never ready for a day game, but they come anyway.
Here's today's Ichthyomancy pick table:
|VandenHurk: 5+ R, 4+ BB, K ≤ 3
|Marlins leadoff: 2+ OB, 2+ R
|Olivo: H vs Wagner
|Marlins: W by 1 R
|Marlins R=2x Mets R
|De Aza + Ramirez: R+SB > 3
|Marlins pen: 3.2 IP, 0 BB, W
|Amezaga: 2+ H
|VandenHurk: 6+ IP, ER < 3, 5+ K
|Game: back to back HR
Best of Luck to Everyone!