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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Astros at Marlins (7/7)

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Next Game

Houston Astros
@ Florida Marlins

Thursday, Jul 7, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT
Sun Life Stadium

J.A. Happ vs Brad Hand

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-15 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 - Brad Hand 0-3 4 4 0 0 0 0 19.0 13 10 8 6 12 10 3.79 1.32


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - J.A. Happ 3-10 17 17 0 0 0 0 94.1 99 65 59 12 46 80 5.63 1.54

The Astros are in town to play a four-game set which will take us right up to the All-Star break.

Brad Hand is on the mound for the Marlins. If Hand won't walk everyone in sight and actually keep the ball in the park, he should do just fine. But the problem is this will require him to actually find the strike zone and work it. He is capable of doing just that but it is harder task to accomplish via on-the-job training.

J.A. Happ gets the start for the Astros. In Happ's last outing he went 6.2 innings and allowed 5 runs. The Astros have lost 9 straight times when Happ has taken the mound. Hopefully this streak will continue for at least one more game. The lefty throws a fastball (90 mph), slider, curve and change. I guess his change is his most effective pitch.

The Marlins starting lineup:

Boni, 3B
Infante, 2B
Gaby, 1B
Ramirez, SS
LoMo, LF
Cameron, CF
Stanton, RF
Buck, C
Hand, P

New acquiree Cameron gets the start in center. Hopefully this is just to give Petersen a day-off with a lefty starter on the mound and does not forebode of things to come.

Ichthyomancy is here.

Best of Luck to You!