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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Giants at Marlins (8/18)

Not much you can do about last night other than tip your cap to Zito.  But still, it is ashame that Scott didn't receive a better fate.

That was last night and this is tonight.

The Marlins starting pitcher is Rick VandenHurk.

The Giants will send Matt Cain to the mound.

Game time is 7:05 p.m.

VandenHurk will be making his fourteenth start of the season for the Fish.  In his last start he gave up 4 runs on 3 hits through five innings while striking out six.  To be successful tonight, he needs to keep the ball in the park and cut back on the number of walks.

Cain faced the Marlins earlier in the year going seven innings allowing 3 earned runs.  The Giants offense typically goes into a coma whenever Cain takes the mound.  Which would at least partially explain his 4-13 record while posting a 3.77 ERA.

Tonight is once again Super Saturday which means as always giveaways galore:

The first 25,000 fans who are 21 or older will receive a Sergio Mitre T-Shirt.  The reason for the age requirement is the shirt is sponsored by Budweiser.

The first 5,000 cars get Marlins Mirror Dice.  If you were trying to decide what kind of mirror dice to get for your car, look no further.

Finally, it wouldn't be Super Saturday without a concert and fireworks.  Tonight is no exception, Blues Traveler will be performing after the game.  If you do go, work your way to the front of the stage by concerts end and you just might catch a harmonica.

If any of the promotional items looks like something you would want to make yours, be it known, this ain't your usual Saturday night game.  It is being reported that the University of Miami has purchased 15,000 tickets for tonight's game.  I guess, they are taking JRS for a test drive.

Ichthyomancy is pretending like it's ready.

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
Bumppo 31,250 Cabrera Marlins pen: H+BB < Giants pen, K > Giants pen
C60 26,750 Cabrera Marlins: R > 7
Colombo 28,011 Cabrera Uggla: 2+ H
Fluxuation Cabrera
Hurricane 29,500 Ramirez Marlins: 1st H 2B
Jim B 38,878 Ramirez Ramirez+Willingham+Wood: 5+ H
Jrsyeagle 11,500 Ramirez Marlins IF: 4+H, 2+ K, 1+ HR

Best of Luck to Everyone!