Storyline One: Will The Marlins Mail It In?
Happily enough, the Fish have won three in a row heading into tonight’s finale, and have already secured their first series victory of the season. But will the result of that be a game not worth watching after the first inning?
Typically, when teams have already won the first two to three games of the series, the manager tends to pump the breaks a little bit. This is especially true on Sundays. There’s a real chance this could end up being our first Ichiro Suzuki start of 2017, and we might see the red-hot J.T. Realmuto taking a seat as well in favor of backup backstop A.J. Ellis.
However, this is a Sunday night game, meaning the Marlins are getting their regular amount of rest. Plus, Monday is an off-day. When you throw in the fact the players will probably be a little pumped about the national coverage, it will be interesting to see how Don Mattingly handles this one. All-in? Or rest up?