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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Diamondbacks at Marlins (6/13)

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Next Game

Arizona Diamondbacks
@ Florida Marlins

Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT
Sun Life Stadium

Zach Duke vs Ricky Nolasco

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around .

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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Ricky Nolasco 4-1 13 13 0 0 0 0 86.1 95 39 37 9 17 70 3.86 1.30


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Zach Duke 1-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 19.0 22 5 5 0 1 11 2.37 1.21


The Marlins are looking to split the series with Arizona. The Marlins are 1-10 in their last 11 home games, this has got to stop. The organization has to find a way to win at home and now would be a good day to start.

Ricky Nolasco is on the mound for the Marlins. Ricky pitched well in his last start, going 7.1 innings and only allowing 2 runs. But, of course, the offense scored next to no runs and the Marlins lost. Nolasco normally pitches well at home and has had some past success when facing the D-backs. If he has command of breaking stuff, he will basically shutdown the Arizona bats. Ricky needs to pitch deep into this game because the Marlins have a double-header on Wednesday with no days off in between.

Zach Duke takes the hill for the D-backs. This will be only Duke's fourth start of the season due to time spent on the DL. His last start went well in that he went 7 innings and only allowed 1 run. The lefty throws a fastball (87 mph), slider, curve and change. So far this season his fastball and change have been his best pitches. Duke hasn't been walking almost anyone and should be around the plate. However, JRS can't be his favorite park in which to pitch. He has a career 7.88 ERA in the Marlins home.

The Marlins starting lineup:

Boni, SS
Infante, 2B
LoMo, LF
Gaby, 1B
Stanton, RF
Buck, C
Helms, 3B
Coghlan, CF
Nolasco, P

When Hanley comes back on Tuesday expect to see him at the top of the order replacing Boni. With that change in the first slot, this will probably be the lineup against lefties going into Philly.

Ichthyomancy is ready and it just hopes the Marlins are too.

Best of Luck to You!