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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Marlins at Astros (4/12)

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Florida Marlins
@ Houston Astros

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008, 7:05 PM EDT
Minute Maid Park

Andrew Miller vs Brandon Backe

Clear. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 75.

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Oh wow, look at what I found when searching the possible automatic additions in the new platform. I spent some time, very little to be exact, cruising a few of the SB Nation's baseball sites and found a couple who had this feature.

Now this causes a dilemma for me, one it obsoletes the normal pre-game post I usually do. (which maybe a bonus for you) and the other thing is I like doing the game open thread post.

But no matter the new technology, I'm going to give comment about the starters, at least for today.

However, before I do that, I just want to restate the situation in the proper way, the National League East leading Marlins are looking to secure the series win against the Astros tonight.

Miller will be trying out the new "Grip it and Rip it" strategy in tonight's game. Miller has control issues and it will be interesting to see how this plays out. And honestly, it can't be any worse than what he was doing before.

Backe is in his first year back from Tommy John surgery which means no one knows how well he will perform. The thing we do know is this: it is doubtful the Astros will let him throw over 100 pitches.

Ichthyomancy is ready to do it all again. So make your picks and if you haven't joined in the fun, there is no better time than now. Good Luck!

Oh, if you're looking for a quick down and dirty recap of last night's game, GameFish has you covered.

Well Now You're Just Showing Off...

FishStriper Attendance Player AAB
Architect 38,707 Hermida Game: H > 19
Brickell 33,333 Ramirez Game: R > 15
Bumppo 34,500 Uggla Marlins Pen: 4+ IP, K > H
C60 42,700 Miller Miller: WP
Colombo 35,610 Uggla Marlins: W by 1
Fishcrazy 38,914 Ramirez Game: R > 10
Fluxuation 36,212 Ramirez Marlins 1-4: cycle
FriedFish 34,567 Ramirez Miller: 7+ K, BB < 4
FSUMarlins 35,220 Uggla Astros: 0 HR
GameFish 41,332 Ramirez Miller: 5.1 + IP
HadMatter 37,989 Uggla Marlins: W by 2, Gregg: save
Jrsyeagle 34,857 Ramirez Game: 6 HR
LadyFish 38,224 Rabelo Game: WP=1
Long Live the Fish
Matt Wilson 36,490 Jacobs Marlins: 0 E
Mbaamin 36,350 Hermida Miller: IP > 5, R > 4
Spud 37,257 Hermida Marlins: 6 P
Stlcardinalsfan 36,589 Hermida Astros: walk-off HR
Tedhill 35,602 Miller Game R ≤ 7