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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Phillies at Marlins (9/20)

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Next Game

Philadelphia Phillies
@ Florida Marlins

Saturday, Sep 20, 2008, 7:10 PM EDT
Dolphin Stadium

Joe Blanton vs Anibal Sanchez

Partly cloudy with a 40-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 85.

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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Anibal Sanchez 2-4 9 9 0 0 0 0 46.0 50 32 30 6 24 42 5.87 1.61


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Joe Blanton 2-0 11 11 0 0 0 0 59.2 57 30 30 9 28 38 4.53 1.42

The Marlins are going for 10 wins in-a-row.

Sanchez's extra bullpen work showed some positive results his last time out. In fact, Anibal threw his first quality start since August 11. Since returning from shoulder surgery, he has been kinda mix bag. He does well against righties, but lefties are having a field day against him. He normally pitches well at home, but on the road not so much. If he can keep the walks to a minimum and keep the ball down in the zone, he should do okay. Control is everything for him.

Blanton, who has been battling right bicep tendinitis, has had similar problems to Anibal, in that he walks too many hitters. In other words control issues. Righties are hitting him at a .298 clip, while lefties are putting up a .251 BAA. He tends to pitch better at home than on the road. Which is interesting, considering that bandbox the Phillies call home. The last time Blanton faced the Marlins, September 8, he allowed 4 runs in 5 innings with 3 walks. He has been known to give up the long ball.

This the last Super Saturday of the season and the entertainment will be Lou Gramm.

Also, if you go to the game, you will get an orange and black Marlins umbrella. Perfect for Halloween, should it rain on October 31. If that wasn't enough, you will also receive an orange Marlins marca. Am I the only one who is tired of the front office trying to cram orange down our throats?

Ichthyomancy is ready for the weekend and is looking to keep the win streak alive. Best of Luck to You!

FishStriper Attendance Player AAB
Architect
Auh11
Breckenridge
Brickell
Bumppo 26,800 Uggla Marlins pen: H, BB > Phillies pen BB, K > Phillies pen
C60 15,500 Ramirez Marlins: HR > 1, R > 6
Colombo
Dan
Dgriot
Eelly
Fishcrazy 27,250 Cantu Marlins: 5+ RBI from XBH
FishFilet 28,500 Maybin Cantu: 3 RBI
Fishstick
Fishtail
Fluxuation
FriedFish
FSUMarlins
GameFish
Gbirdc
GMFB
HadMatter
HoyaMarlin
Hurricane 24,001 Cantu Marlins pen: W
Jacob
Jrsyeagle
Jsprt08
LadyFish 25,255 Baker Gregg & Lindstrom: ER=0
LaHabanayAlmendares
Little Nicky
Long Live the Fish
MattyStar
Matt Wilson
Mbaamin
Nynolelaw
Orlando Rays
Sdsuaztec
SoFlaHomer
Spud 22,222 Cantu Gonzalez: 2B
Stlcardinalsfan 27,865 Ramirez Ramirez: HR, XBH
Tedhill
UCFbeta
Y08Marlin
Zheke