The Marlins are in the big Apple along with their new improve spoiler attitude. The bad thing about this is, it is choosing between evils. If the Marlins knock the Mets out of contention that means the Phillies are in. And helping the Phillies is completely against our nature. It's the ol' between a rock and a hard place scenario. The only answer to this dilemma, as I mention below, is for the Marlins and the Nationals to sweep the two and let the pariahs hash it out.
But enough about that, this is the final series of the season.
The Marlins starting pitcher is Byung-Hyun Kim.
The Mets are going with Oliver Pérez.
Game time is 7:10 p.m.
Kim's last start was against the Mets where he gave up 4 ER on 3 H in 5 IP. If he can avoid the walks coupled with the untimely long ball and the defense shows up, he should be fine. If Kim gets the win it will be the first time in his career to get double digit wins. Willis got his 10th this season in his last start and the same for Olsen yesterday. So let's keep the streak alive.
Pérez last faced the Marlins seven days ago and quite frankly, the Fish didn't do much against him. He went 8 IP allowing 6 H along with 8 K and only 1 ER. Pérez is a lefty but I guess the good news is that it has only been seven days since the Marlins hitters have seen him.
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Ichthyomancy is ready for the final night of the season.
Here's today's Ichthyomancy pick table:
|Bobbob||30,000||Cabrera||Marlins leadoff: 2+ OB, 2+ R|
|Bumppo||47,950||Cabrera||Marlins IF: H+RBI+R > Mets IF|
|C60||50,500||Cabrera||Cabrera: RBI > 1|
|Colombo||42,101||Cabrera||Marlins H > Mets H|
|HadMatter||52,007||Hermida||Marlins: 10+ H, 1+ SB, Gregg: save.|
|Hurricane||56,666||Cabrera||Kim: K > IP|
|Jim B||51,365||Ramirez||Marlins: 3 2B|
|Stlcardinals||45,879||Ramirez||Ramirez: 2 HR|
Best of Luck to Everyone!