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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Astros at Marlins (7/9)

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Houston Astros
@ Florida Marlins

Saturday, Jul 9, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT
Sun Life Stadium

Brett Myers vs Ricky Nolasco

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 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 - Ricky Nolasco 5-5 18 18 1 1 0 0 117.1 126 57 51 10 28 84 3.91 1.31


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Brett Myers 3-8 18 18 1 0 0 0 115.2 123 64 60 22 33 80 4.67 1.35

The Marlins will be going for win number four in-a-row and the series win tonight. The last time and the only time this season the Marlins won four in-a-row was on April 19-22.

Ricky Nolasco takes the hill for the Marlins. Ricky has been very sharp recently. In his last outing he went 7 innings and only allowed 1 run, but of course he took the loss since the offense couldn't be bothered to even score a run in the contest. If Ricky is on tonight, the Astros are going to have a long night at the plate.

Brett Myers is on the mound for the Astros. Myers really hasn't pitched badly recently, even though in his last start in 6 innings of work the Pirates scored 5 runs with 4 of them earned. He is dominating anyone but he is keeping his club in the game. Myers throws a fastball (88 mph), slider, curve and change. HIs slider and curve have been his most effective pitches.

The Marlins starting lineup:

Boni, 3B

Infante, 2B

Gaby, 1B

Ramirez, SS

LoMo, LF

Stanton, RF

Cameron, CF

Buck, C

Nolasco, P


Not that crazy about Cameron starting in center. I hope center doesn't turn into a platoon position since Cameron has no upside and Petersen potentially does. However, everyone on the team needs to play some.


Ichthyomancy is ready for action.


Best of Luck to You!