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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Marlins at Cardinals

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Next Game

Florida Marlins
@ St. Louis Cardinals

Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT
Busch Stadium

Javier Vazquez vs Chris Carpenter

Clear. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 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 - Javier Vazquez 2-2 5 5 0 0 0 0 25.1 27 21 18 4 19 14 6.39 1.82


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Chris Carpenter 0-2 6 6 0 0 0 0 37.0 35 17 16 6 10 29 3.89 1.22


The Marlins will try that winning a second game in the series thing again.

Javier Vazquez gets the ball for the Marlins. Vazquez has been a little better since his work on the leg drive mechanics. But he is still walking too many batters and the extra velocity has meant balls are leaving the park. However, he has gone six innings in each of his last two starts and is keeping the team in the game and really, that is about all you can ask for. And hopefully tonight, he will duplicate that once again. This will be his second start in Busch Stadium.

Chris Carpenter takes the hill for the Cardinals. Carpenter has pitched pretty well this season but has very little to show for it. When he takes the mound the Cardinals offense, apparently, doesn't feel the need to score any runs while he is out there. Carpenter has also seen a jump in fly balls leaving the park when the batters actually hit one the air. He is what he has been recently, a fastball (92 mph), slider, change, curve ball pitcher. His curve has been his best weapon so far this season.

The Marlins lineup for tonight:

Coghlan, CF
Bonifacio, LF
Ramirez, SS
Gaby, 1B
Stanton, RF
Dobbs, 3B
Infante, 2B
Hayes, C
Vazquez, P

Most notable is that Infante has been moved down in the order. Which is probably a good thing.

Ichthyomancy is ready.

Best of Luck to You!