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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Dodgers at Marlins (4/26)

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Next Game

Los Angeles Dodgers
@ Florida Marlins

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT
Sun Life Stadium

Clayton Kershaw vs Chris Volstad

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Chris Volstad 1-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 15.0 16 14 11 3 9 9 6.60 1.67



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Clayton Kershaw 2-2 5 5 0 0 0 0 33.0 27 11 11 4 13 36 3.00 1.21


The Marlins are going for the series win.

Chris Volstad is on the mound for the Marlins. In his last start, Volstad had a rough outing on paper, but really wasn't as bad as it shows. I would go into the details of the encounter but I have neither the time or the desire to do so. Let's just say, the bullpen didn't exactly help him out. If Volstad can pitch low in the zone and keep the ball in the park, he should keep the Fish in the game.

Clayton Kershaw gets the ball for the Dodgers. Kershaw, as one would expect, has been very good for most of this season. Especially when he keeps the ball in the park. He, like Volstad, and like most pitchers, needs to live down in the zone. If he can do that, he can be extremely tough. The lefty throws a fastball (93 mph), slider, curve and change. His slider has probably been his most effective pitch this season, but if he can properly setup his change, that can be very good. Also his curve is fun to watch, when he is pitching against someone else. Let's face it, all of pitches are plus.

The lineup for tonight's game:

Coghlan, CF
Infante, 2B
Ramirez, SS
Gaby, 1B
Stanton, RF
Buck, C
Helms, 3B
Bonifacio, LF
Volstad, P

It's been awhile since Helms has started, and he needs to get some playing time. I just hope he isn't rusty.

Word of warning about tomorrow's game: it starts at noon.

Ichthyomancy is far from ready, but is here.

Best of Luck to You!