Marlins and Pirates: Three Stories To Watch

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Hopefully the Miami Marlins remain in such high spirits when the series is over. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Hopefully the Miami Marlins remain in such high spirits when the series is over. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Will the Miami Marlins have something to celebrate when April ends?Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /

Will It Be A Winning April?

This is a repeat from our Phillies preview in many respects, but that was focused mainly on the Marlins record in NL East play.

Now, thanks to that abysmal offensive effort against the Phillies, this series is all about one thing: will the Fish get to have a winning record in April or not?

While it is just one month, I’d say a home series against a struggling team is a good opportunity to see what Miami is made of.

Between a couple near no-hitters and some home run heavy performances, there has been a sense that things are looking rosy for the cub. They very well might be. In fact, I choose that perspective.

But, this is also a team that has lost two of their last three series, and lost them to teams with a worse record.

If the Marlins can handle the Pirates, then we can head into May blaming jet lag and weather weirdness for those struggles. If not, there’s cause for concern.

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