Miami Marlins Series Preview: Marlins Head to Nation’s Capital

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May 2, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) celebrates their win with teammates after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

After a 3-11 start, everyone was ready to bury the Miami Marlins. In fact, owner Jeffrey Loria was ready to fire manager Mike Redmond

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However, since then, the Miami Marlins have won 9 of their last 11 games to pull within 1 game of the .500 mark. The team had a chance to pull ahead of .500 and sweep the Philadelphia on Sunday, but instead fielded a “B” team and fell to the Phillies.

On Monday, the team will travel to the Nation’s Capital to take on the Nationals. The Nationals will be chomping on the bit for the series, as the Marlins swept them last week in a 3-game series down in Miami.

To get a better idea of what the Nationals look like this season, I interviewed Ricky Keeler of District on Deck. Ricky and I spoke about many things, including the latest news surrounding Anthony Rendon‘s rehab assignment.

Here is a look at the chat we had.

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