And we’re back! First off, I apologize for the delay, my dearest Icthy crowd. I spent a very unceremonious and tedious 6 days in the hospital a couple of weeks back, and I really have been playing catch-up with all of life since then.
Secondly, remember if you can get someone to participate in Icthyomancy and drop your username in the comments, I’ll give you both one point just for playing.
Lastly, we finally have a prize for our winner! Courtesy of the Miami-based outdoors company, Huspas, we will be sending the winner a 60-liter external frame hiking backpack valued at $50! Check out their website for more great deals on any and all of your outdoor needs.
Once again, here are our rules if there is someone that has no idea what Icthyomancy is:
Attendance is a big deal in Marlins baseball, like it or not. In each game, we will guess the attendance of the game, home or away, and the closest guess will be worth 2 points.
You can make your best prediction for game scores. A pass costs you nothing. Post your prediction of the score, and if it’s a direct hit (with the correct teams), that’s three points. If you pick the correct winner and by the actual number of runs, that’ll be two points. Predict which team wins, and that’s a single point.
These are our prop bets. You’re allowed to make up to two “outside the box” predictions for each contest. Points will be awarded based on the probability of something happening at my discretion. If you’ve predicted something unfathomably rare (a no-hitter, pitcher hits two home runs, Justin Bour steals seven bases) and it comes true, that’s going to be a lot of points. Everyday things will be worth less. What the heck? The game is free - swing for the fences
Current Overall Standings
Pirates: 10 Marlins: 0 Attendance: 26,816
Chasejs2013692 took the 2 attendance points and 1 point for win. Paolo2387 and Chase both received 1 point for their prop bets.
Pirates: 7 Marlins: 3 Attendance: 10,621
Gustavopim got the 2 points for attendance as the guess was only 200 people off. Paolo2387 got 3 points for calling the Bour home runs with the prop bet. Chase got 2 points, 1 for the win and 1 for the Ureña 5+ IP prop.
Yankees: 12 Marlins: 1 Attendance: 32,525
Fishfan95 nailed the attendance pick. Gustavopim received 1 prop point for calling Caleb Smith’s walking of at least three batters. Fishfan95 actually had a similar prop bet and got 1 point. Marlon D got 1 point for the win. Chasejs got 1 point for Smith going at least 5IP and calling the win
Marlins: 9 Yankees: 1 Attendance: 34,005
Paolo2387 got the 2 points for the attendance pick, 1 point for the win, and 2 points for the home run prop bet.
Brewers: 12 Marlins: 3 Attendance: 26,087
Gustavopim again with the attendance and the prop bet! He received 5 points for his guess that Lewis Brinson would have a multi-homerun game. Paolo2387 got 3 for calling the Brinson XBH.
Brewers: 8 Marlins: 0 Attendance: 28,233
2qbn with the attendance pick. Fishfan95 and Chasejs both got 1 point a piece for the win.
Brewers: 6 Marlins: 5 Attendance: 27,175
No points awarded! Try again next time.
Brewers: 4 Marlins: 2 Attendance: 37,015
Paolo2387 picked up the 2 attendance points and 3 prop points for the Caleb Smith Quality Start bet. MarlonD also received 3 for essentially the same guess.
Dodgers: 2 Marlins: 1 Attendance: 46,909
Gustavopim swooped up the 2 attendance points and 3 prop points for the Jarlin García Quality Start.
Marlins: 3 Dodgers: 2 Attendance: 39,284
Paolo2387 got 2 for both the attendance pick and also for calling a home run. Gustavopim received 1 point for the well-worked (but rare) jinx prop.
Marlins: 8 Dodgers: 6 Attendance: 39,004
Paolo2387 ran the table tonight! 2 for attendance, 1 for the win, and 2 for the home run prop against Clayton Kershaw.
Rockies: 1 Marlins: 0 Attendance: 5,931
Gustavopim again with the attendance pick and chasejs recieved 1 point for the win.
Marlins: 4 Rockies: 1 Attendance: 9,659
Once again, gustavopim got the attendance pick. Chasejs received 3 points for calling the Wei-Yin Chen 5 IP start.
Marlins: 3 Rockies: 0 Attendance: 11,203
Gustavopim earned the attendance award and the prop bet. Paolo2387 received 2 for the win and the point differential. Chasejs and MarlonD both nabbed 3 points for their prop bets. MarlonD also got 1 point for the win. 2qbn swooped up 4 points in total for the in and prop bet.
Marlins: 8 Phillies: 4 Attendance: 5,415
Gustavopim earned 1 point for the win, 2 for the attendance, and 2 for calling Dan Straily being on the mound for less than 5 IP. Paolo and MarlonD both got 1 point for the win.
Marlins: 2 Phillies: 1 Attendance: 5,844
2qbn earned 5 points for the attendance pick as he was only one person away from being perfectly right! As I’ve said before, I enjoy being a benevolent judge of Icthyomancy. MarlonD, Paolo2387, 2qbn, and gustavopim all earned 1 for the win.
Phillies: 6 Marlins: 0 Attendance: 5,941
Paolo2387 got the 2 for attendance. That’s all, folks!
Reds: 4 Marlins: 1 Attendance: 22,610
Paolo2387 cashed in his 2 points for attendance. Gustavopim got 4 points for the Earned Run-free bullpen.
Marlins: 6 Reds: 0 Attendance: 19,609
Paolo2387 really racked it up here. 2 for attendance, 1 for the win, 1 for the 1st run of the game prop bet, and finally the 2 for a home run.
Marlins: 8 Reds: 5 Attendance: 19,800
Paolo2387’s attendance pick earned the 2 and 2 for the win differential. Gustavopim cleaned up with 1 point for the win and 3 points for calling Straily not lasting more than 4.0 IP.
Cubs: 14 Marlins: 2 Attendance: 37,333
Again, we’ve got gustavopim with the attendance pick, 1 point for the win, and 3 for the terribly unfortunate Jarlin Garcia 3+ ER prop bet. 2qbn earned 1 for the winner pick.