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Gameday Thread, #114: 8/9 vs. Marlins

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V?zquez (9-10, 4.24)
Burnett (9-6, 3.31)

  1. Craig Counsell, 2B
  2. Chad Tracy, RF
  3. Luis Gonzalez, LF
  4. Troy Glaus, 3B
  5. Shawn Green, CF
  6. Conor Jackson, 1B
  7. Royce Clayton, SS
  8. Chris Snyder, C
  9. Javier Vazquez, P

Jackson gets the start at first, to my surprise, especially since Burnett isn't a left-handed pitcher. Still, got to get his feet wet sometime. Burnett and Vazquez faced off three weeks ago in Phoenix, with the Marlins coming out on top 6-3.

Expect the usual Florida game, with Pierre and Castillo causing havoc on the basepaths. Keeping those two off the bags will go a long way towards shutting Florida down; they're also without Lo Duca, who's day-to-day with a hamstring injury. However, Alex Gonzalez is hitting .417 off Vazquez in his career and Castillo is at .390.

Believe Kelly Stinnett is back with the team, but no word as yet on a roster move: it's possible Gosling may be rolled out, and we go with three catchers until Saturday when Russ Ortiz starts, or we might just send Koyie Hill back down.