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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Marlins at Phillies (8/7)

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The Marlins take to the road and open up against the Phillies.  In our last contest against them we renewed the old the rivalry by trying to see who could hit other team's batters the most and still have enough pitchers to finish the game.  Just like the days of old.

The Marlins starting pitcher is Rick VandenHurk.

The Phillies have on tap, Jamie Moyer.

Game time is 7:05 p.m.

VandenHurk in his last start threw 100 pitches in 4.1 innings but only walked three.  However, he did strikeout 5 batters.  Rick has been excellent at times and at others, well, we will go with somewhat erratic.  What we will see tonight, who knows, but it should be an interesting test for the young rookie.

Moyer is a soft tossing lefty.  In other words, the Marlins standard nemesis.  From looking at his ERA over the succeeding months, he may be wearing down.  Expect to see Cody in the lineup somewhere.

If you would like to checkout the pulse of the Phillies fans, go no further than The Good Phight, they've got all the news.

Ichthyomancy is trying to get ready to go. I will get all the standing picks in later tonight since I am seriously out of time at the present.

Here's today's Ichthyomancy pick table:

FishStriper Attendance Player AAB
Al State
Baseballfan 30,000 Ramirez VandenHurk: 5+ R, 4+ BB, K ≤ 3
Bobbob 30,000 Cabrera Marlins leadoff: 2+ OB, 2+ R
Brickell 36,500 VandenHurk VandenHurk: QS
Brooklyn
Bumppo 39,250 Willingham Marlins IF: 3+ H, 2+ R, .500+ OBP
C60 39,470 Cabrera Marlins bullpen: W
Colombo 39,861 Cabrera VandenHurk: career high K
Cubsfan
Dan
Evilfish
Exitfare
Fluxuation Cabrera
Gottabethefives
HadMatter 41,014 Jacobs Marlins: HR > 2
Hoboken
Hurricane 31,111 Ramirez Miller: W
Iguerra
Jacob
JDarrell13
Jim B 40,001 Olivo Game 3 HR
Jrfelix
Jrsyeagle 38,117 Ramirez Game: 2+ HBP, 1+ ejection
Jsprt06
Marlins9703
Maverick
MistaRaggy
Nynolelaw
NYULaw

Best of Luck to Everyone!