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Open Thread and Ichthyomancy: Cardinals at Marlins (8/5)

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St. Louis Cardinals
@ Florida Marlins

Friday, Aug 5, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT
Sun Life Stadium

Jake Westbrook vs Anibal Sanchez

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from center field at 10-15 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 - Anibal Sanchez 6-4 22 22 2 1 0 0 137.1 133 59 57 14 40 143 3.74 1.26


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jake Westbrook 9-5 24 22 0 0 0 0 122.2 136 71 67 12 45 66 4.92 1.48


The Marlins will be looking to even the series and like, actually win a game in the home stadium.

Anibal Sanchez takes the hill for the Marlins. Anibal pitched 5 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 runs in his last outing. Actually the start was going pretty well until Danny hit a 3-run home run. But no shame in that, he is doing it to everyone right now. Anibal hasn't logged a W since June 10, but it is not that he has pitched badly, he hasn't. It is that the run support has been nonexistent in most of his starts.

Jake Westbrook toes the rubber for the Cardinals. In Westbrook's last start he went 6 innings, allowing on 3 hits but gave up 4 runs. He had a perfect game going into the sixth when everything fell apart. Westbrook has been hot and cold for most of season, so who knows how he will pitch tonight. He throws a fastball (90 mph), slider, cutter and change. His most effective pitch is the change up. Also, he normally pitches better on the road than at home but is known to give up his fair share of walks.

The Marlins starting lineup:

Boni, SS
Dobbs, 3B
Stanton, RF
LoMo, LF
Gaby, 1B
Cameron, CF
Thurston, 2B
Buck, C
Anibal, P

Lots of changes to the order and we get our first look at Thurston. Heal fast Omar.

Ichthyomancy is very, very happy it is Friday.

Best of Luck to You!