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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Pirates at Marlins (4/5)

Today, uh, tonight is a special day night for it is the 15-year anniversary of the Marlins winning their first game ever. On April 5, 1993 in JRS the Marlins beat the Dodgers 6-3 and for a brief moment they were the only team in MLB possessing a historical record without a loss. That would soon change.

Also, it is the first Super Saturday of the season. Normally I would just tell you who was playing at the after game concert and be done. But a writer with the Miami Herald did such a good of presenting it, it must be quoted.

After the Marlins whip the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday night (game time is 7:05 p.m.), stick around for a concert by Poison singer Bret Michaels, followed by fireworks.

The game time is not exactly right, but it is close enough considering the eloquence of the sentence. It's nice to know there is at least one Marlins fan at the Herald.

Now onto the game.

The Marlins starting pitcher is Mark Hendrickson.

The Pirates plan to send Paul Maholm in to do their bidding.

Game time is 7:10 p.m.

This will be Hendrickson's second start of the season. In his first start he pitched five innings and four of the innings were scoreless, Unfortunately in that other inning, the fourth, he gave up 6 runs. Hendrickson has had some success against the Pirates in the past but hasn'i started against them since 2005.

Since the Pirates are going with a five-man rotation this will be Maholm's first start of the season. Maholm is normally a slow starter and gets better as the season progresses also he is prone to giving up the long ball. He is a lefty, so expect to see Cody Ross in center.

Ichthyomancy is ready to kick it into gear. All you have to do is make your picks in the comments and then sit back and cheer for the Fish. And always, Good Luck!

FishStriper Attendance Player AAB
Architect 22,037 Ramirez Game: back to back HR
Brickell 13,400 Uggla Marlins: HR ≥ 3
C60 14,600 Willingham Game: R > 14
Colombo 15,149 Uggla Hendrickson: K+IP > 10
Dan 16,666 Carroll Ross: 1+ HR, 1+ E
Fishcrazy 17,623 Ramirez Ross H ≥ 2
Fluxuation 16,233 Uggla Marlins: R+H > 20
GameFish 16,011 Ross Hendrickson: 6+ IP
HadMatter 16,000 Amezaga Gregg: save
Hurricane 13,111 Hendrickson Ramirez, Uggla, Jacobs: 1+ HR each
Jrsyeagle 15,000 Ramirez Marlins: W by 4
Jsprt08 13,456 Ramirez Marlins R= Pirates H
LadyFish 18,500 Ross Game: 0 E
Long Live the Fish
Matt Wilson 12,938 Willingham Marlins RP: W
Mbaamin 14,313 Willingham Hendrickson: QS
Spud 21,822 Ross Uggla: HR
Stlcardinalsfan 21,001 Willingham Willingham: 2B, HR
Y08Marlin 14,385 Ross Ramirez: leadoff HR