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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Marlins at Astros (4/10)

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Florida Marlins
@ Houston Astros

Sunday, Apr 10, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT
Minute Maid Park

Anibal Sanchez vs J.A. Happ

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-20 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
2011 - Anibal Sanchez 0-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 7 2 2 1 3 7 3.18 1.76


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - J.A. Happ 0-1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 7 7 7 0 5 2 15.75 3.00

Breakout the brooms Florida! The Marlins are going for the sweep!

Anibal Sanchez takes the mound for the Marlins. In Anibal's first start his stuff looked really great, when it finally drifted over the plate. Anibal had a bit of a problem with control, but it is early yet and that will come. Pitching in Minute Maid shouldn't pose much of a problem for him. His career record at MMP is 1-0 in two starts with an ERA of 1.54. Last season Anibal pitched better in day games than at night. Whether or not that will hold true for this season, we will just have to wait and see.

J.A. Happ gets the start for the Astros. Like most of the starters for Houston he got roughed up a bit in his first outing. But if he follows suit, he should rebound in today's game. The lefty throws a fastball, slider, change and curve. His fastball and slider are normally his best pitches. He pitches well at home and day games don't seem to bother him. I was going to say something about him facing the Marlins in the past, but then it occurred to me that with the exception of Hanley, who probably isn't going to play, very few of the Marlins hitters have more than a couple of plate appearances against him.

There is one change is today's starting lineup: Wes Helms will play third.

Ichthyomancy be hating the day game.

Best of Luck to You!