The next 3 days will either make or break the Marlins chances of making it into the playoffs. The Marlins have been playing very good baseball lately. With an 8-4 record so far this month, the team is firing on all cylinders. That kind of winning will need to continue if they want to challenge for the National League East division lead or the wild card.
Monday, then Tuesday, and then Wednesday. We should know a lot more after these days pass….
And there are 2 reasons for this.
Reason #1: The Marlins are on the road to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The cards are one of the best teams in baseball and they are the team that is closest to clinching a playoff spot. Armed with one of the best pitching staffs in all of baseball, the Cardinals have 2 of the top candidates for the Cy Young award in their rotation as well as one of the best bullpens in the majors. Their offensive line-up is solid and contains a great blend of contact hitting, power hitting, and speed.
If the Marlins can escape St. Louis with a winning record in that series, they will have done a great job!!!
Reason #2: The Rockies and Giants are battling each other in a 3-game series. These 2 teams are the Marlins’ competition for the NL’s wild card spot. While the Rockies have been on fire as of late, and the Giants have been losing, this match-up will do quite a lot in the wild card standings for all 3 teams and the one that performs the best over these 3 days may end up as the team that eventually clinches the wild card.
This is what it’s all about. There are roughly 20 games left in the regular season, but the next 3 may be the most telling…
Stay tuned for a full recap on Thursday.