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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Marlins at Reds (8/24)

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The Marlins will finish up their road trip in "The 'Nati" with three games against the Reds.

The Marlins starting pitcher is Dontrelle Willis.

The Reds plan to trot out Aaron Harang to the hill

Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Willis has pitched well recently allowing 3 ER or less in 4 of his last 5 starts.  He biggest nemesis, recently, has been the long ball.  Dontrelle gave up 2 home runs in each of his last two starts.  Willis has some excellent numbers when pitching in Great American Ball Park, which I refuse to cite for jinx reasons.

Harang is one of the top strikeout pitchers in the game today.  He throws mainly fast balls and sliders with a few curve balls and change ups mixed in.  If he is missing his spots and leaving the ball out over the plate, he can be tagged.  But that doesn't happen often.

Great American Ball Park is a bandbox, so even with two excellent pitchers on the hill, the offenses could dominate.  Or maybe not, we will see.

Ichthyomancy is win happy and wants another one.

Here's today's Ichthyomancy pick table:

FishStriper Attendance Player AAB
Al State
Baseballfan 30,000 Ramirez Marlins SP: 5+ R, 4+ BB, K < 4
Bobbob 30,000 Cabrera Marlins leadoff: OB 2+, 2+ R
Brickell 22,000 Ramirez Marlins: Grand slam
Brooklyn
Bumppo 27,400 De Aza Willis: QS, Marlins pen: H+BB < Reds pen
C60 20,850 Ramirez Game: HR > 3
Colombo 23,099 Willis Willis: CG
Cubsfan
Dan
Evilfish
Exitfare
Fluxuation Willis
Gottabethefives
HadMatter 25,052 Willingham Willis: HR, Marlins: 10+ H
Hoboken
Hurricane 26,000 Willingham Willis: RBI
Iguerra
Jacob
JDarrell13
Jim B 22,498 Willis Uggla+Treanor: 4+ H
Jrfelix
Jrsyeagle 34,982 Ramirez Marlins IF: 4+H, 2+ K, 1+ HR
Jsprt06
Marlins9703
Maverick
MistaRaggy
Nynolelaw
NYULaw
Stlcardinals 24,987 Willingham Willis: 7+ ER

Best of Luck to Everyone!