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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Dodgers at Marlins (5/1)

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Los Angeles Dodgers
@ Florida Marlins

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 12:10 PM EDT
Dolphin Stadium

Hiroki Kuroda vs Burke Badenhop

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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Burke Badenhop 0-2 4 3 0 0 0 0 14.0 19 13 13 3 7 8 8.36 1.86


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Hiroki Kuroda 1-2 5 5 0 0 0 0 30.2 35 15 13 3 8 16 3.82 1.40

The NL East Leading Marlins find themselves in sweep avoidance mode for the first time this season. In fact, the Marlins haven't lost three games in-a-row all season.

The Hopper will take the hill in his first start against the Dodgers ever. Burke needs to get his sinker working and keep it low in the zone. If he can do that, and his friends behind play the field properly, he should do reasonably well. And then when the bullpen enters the game, and they will, there needs to be no repeats of last night.

This is Kuroda's first season in the majors and obviously his first start against the Marlins. So far this season lefties are having the best luck against him. He averages about a strikeout every other inning but is known, on occasion, to give up the long ball.

The bad news is that this is a weekday day game and it isn't on television. So unless you are going to park, you aren't going to see it.

The good new is the start time is really going to mess with the Dodgers internal clock. They will arrive at the park at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time and the game will start at 9:10 a.m. their time. Baseball players are creatures of the night and are set in their routines. While the weekday day game will mess with the Marlins, it should really mess with the Dodgers -- or at least that is my hope.

Ichthyomancy is still hating day games but is ready for your picks. And as always, Good Luck!

FishStriper Attendance Player AAB
Architect 7,900 Hermida Game: 12+ R
Brickell 5,203 Badenhop Badenhop: QS, W
Bumppo 10,230 Hermida Game: 3+ SB
C60 10,945 Uggla Tankersley: WP, Gregg: save
Colombo 5,001 Badenhop Marlins: W by 1
Dan
Eelly
Fishcrazy 8,100 Hermida Marlins: H ≥ 7, XBH ≥ 3
Fishtail
Fluxuation 10,000 Ramirez Marlins: 5 R in 6th
FriedFish
FSUMarlins
GameFish 7,562 Ramirez Badenhop: IP ≥ 6, QS
GMFB
HadMatter 8,333 Treanor Marlins: 4+ R, Ramirez OB
Hurricane 13,500 Ramirez Marlins: 0 E
Jrsyeagle
Jsprt08
LadyFish 15,500 Andino Waechter: W
Long Live the Fish
MattyStar 7,300 Uggla Marlins: W by 3
Matt Wilson
Mbaamin 9,530 Ramirez Badenhop: QS
Nynolelaw
SoFlaHomer
Spud 8,500 Ramirez Marlins: 1+ SB
Stlcardinalsfan 9,562 Uggla Game: R > 12
Tedhill
Xeifrank
Y08Marlin 8,000 Ramirez Badenhop: W
Zheke