The last time the Miami Marlins played the New York Mets…was pretty much the last time Marlins fans felt good about the Miami Marlins.
Of course, the start of that series might have been the last time Mets fans felt good about the New York Mets. Both the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets enter play today with an identical 12-15 record. Both squads have played well below .500 baseball since that last meeting.
The Mets at least can partially blame injuries. Whereas the Miami Marlins have only gotten healthier over the course of much of their present slide, even counting Edinson Volquez.
However, if history has taught us anything, it’s that these Marlins-Mets series are never dull.
Doesn’t matter if one team is good, both are, or both are terrible. Even if the final score reads blowout, more often than not, the damage came in a single wild inning.
Or as the result of a single wild play. Or maybe I just hate the Mets, or feel a need to psyche myself up about a scuffling team playing another scuffling, and Syndergaardless, scuffling team.
But, I’m not alone there. You also hate the Mets, Marlins fans that have made it this far. It’s in your DNA to recoil at the mention of David Wright, Jose Reyes, Mr. Met, and all the rest of them. So you’re on board for this series already. Because, with the Mets, it’s always personal.
However, if you do need some extra incentive to tune your dial towards the Marlins this weekend, we have your top three stories to watch. Let’s dive in.