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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Marlins at Braves (4/13)

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Florida Marlins
@ Atlanta Braves

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT
Turner Field

Josh Johnson vs Tim Hudson

Clear. Winds blowing in from left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Josh Johnson 1-0 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.2 7 5 3 1 2 9 2.13 .71


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Tim Hudson 2-0 2 2 0 0 0 0 14.2 11 4 3 0 1 7 1.84 .82


The Marlins are looking to even the series and break a six-game losing streak at Turner Field.

On the hill for the Marlins is Josh Johnson. JJ didn't appear to be quite as sharp in his last start, but who could really tell with the defense booting the ball all around the park. JJ never got into his rhythm but that wasn't his fault. Hopefully, the guys in the field will do their job tonight and the team can get JJ deep into the game. He has made six starts in Turner Field sporting a 1.76 ERA in the venue.

The Braves will send Tim Hudson to the mound. After the first two innings of the season, Hudson has been brilliant thus far. Hudson throws every pitch known to man with the exception of a knuckle ball. No Marlin on the present roster has ever hit a home run off Hudson. Now, if you are thinking to yourself, but wait, I've seen him give up home runs to the Fish. You're right, but that guy now plays on the opposing team.

The Marlins haven't scored in 17 straight innings, so Edwin made some changes to the batting order.

From Joe Capozzi

Logan Morrison moves from six to five, swapping spots with Gaby Sanchez. John Buck drops to eighth. Gregg Dobbs starts at third and hit seventh.

Starting lineups
MARLINS
CF Chris Coghlan
2B Omar Infante
SS Hanley Ramirez
RF Mike Stanton
LF Logan Morrison
1B Gaby Sanchez
3B Greg Dobbs
C John Buck
RHP Josh Johnson

I don't think that is going to help very much. On base percentage in parenthesis.

Coghlan (.292)
Infante (.304)
Ramirez (.250)
Stanton (.444)
Morrison (.457)
Sanchez (.422)
Dobbs (.500)
Buck (.231)

Can you see the problem? Now, it's early yet and all of those will change but moving Gaby down isn't normally what one would do to score more runs. Heck, both, Gaby and LoMo are too far down in the order. Oh well, they didn't ask me.

This should be a very quick game while the starting pitchers are in. Both work fast from the mound and allow few runs.

Ichthyomancy is wanting a win.

Best of Luck to You!