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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Marlins at Phillies (4/17)

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Florida Marlins
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Sunday, Apr 17, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park

Anibal Sanchez vs Cole Hamels

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 15-25 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Anibal Sanchez 0-1 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.1 20 8 8 1 3 9 6.97 2.23


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Cole Hamels 1-1 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.2 11 6 6 0 3 11 5.59 1.45

In a kinda, sorta, different way: Breakout the Brooms Florida because the Marlins are going for the sweep!

Anibal Sanchez takes the hill for the Marlins. In his last start he got most everything over the plate, but sadly, none of it was moving. Anibal is a notoriously slow starter and to top it off he will be pitching in probably his least favorite ballpark today. He has historically pitched very poorly in CBP, to the tune of a career 8.73 ERA. And really who can blame him for not liking to pitch in Philadelphia. Shoot, I don't even like to go there. But normally Anibal starts, sorta, getting everything together by his third outing. However, it is normally the fifth start before he is hitting on all cylinders. Maybe, just maybe, he will have a couple of pitches working for him today and will be able to go six innings. Anibal will be fine, the team just needs to get him through April.

Cole Hamels takes his turn in the rotation. Hamels was roughed up in his last outing against the Mets. He almost pitched a whole three innings giving up 6 earned runs in the process. The lefty throws a fastball, change, cutter and curve. So far his change has been his best pitch. Hamels is pretty much a creature of the night given the fact day games seem to bother him. Hopefully, that trend will not change.

Donne Murphy is still nursing his left knee cap after fouling a ball off of it. Wes Helms get the start at third. The reason Dobbs isn't starting is Hamels is a lefty.

Ichthyomancy is still hating day games.

Best fo Luck to You!