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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Braves at Marlins (6/9)

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Next Game

Atlanta Braves
@ Florida Marlins

Thursday, Jun 9, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT
Sun Life Stadium

Jair Jurrjens vs Chris Volstad

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from center field at 15-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Chris Volstad 2-5 11 11 0 0 0 0 60.1 70 41 38 10 19 43 5.67 1.48


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jair Jurrjens 7-2 10 10 1 0 0 0 72.0 62 16 14 3 11 44 1.75 1.01


The Marlins will be trying to avoid being swept for the second series in-a-row and avoiding it may not be easy.

Chris Volstad takes the hill for the Marlins. Volstad pitched well in his last outing going seven innings and allowing three runs. While the pitching line says he downfall was giving up two solo home runs, the real downfall was that the offense didn't score any runs to speak of. If Volstad's sinker will sink and he keeps his pitches down, he will keep the Marlins in the game.

Jair Jurrjens gets the start for the Braves. This is not good news. Jurrjens stunk, for him, in his last outing going only 6.1 innings while allowing 3 earned runs. Jurrjens throws basically only three pitches: a fastball (90 mph), slider and change. And he throws them all very well. This will be the Marlins first time to face Jurrjens this season and I assume the goal is to run up his pitch count and get him out of there.

The Marlins starting lineup is as follows:

Coghlan, 1B
Infante, 2B
LoMo, LF
Gaby, 1B
Dobbs, 3B
Stanton, RF
Buck, C
Boni, SS
Volstad, P

Back to the same ol'.

Note: Hanley hit off a tee today and played catch in the outfield. This is the first baseball-type activity he has had since going on the DL.

Ichthyomancy is tired of losing.

Best of Luck to You!