Three stories: Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies

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Can The Miami Marlins Find Momentum?

One series win after losing the previous ten does not constitute a positive trend, be it for the Miami Marlins, or even the Washington Generals. It’s more of a fly in the ointment, monkey in the wrench type deal that could lead to bigger things. I mean, if the Marlins win today and tomorrow, that’s called a winning streak.

Yes, that was a lot of dated pop culture references.

More importantly though, this is a real opportunity for the Marlins to find some elusive momentum, and start off June with real hope for progress. It’s also a last respite from elite competition, as the next seven games after this series promise a much tougher draw in the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs. Much of the damage during this terrible stretch hasn’t even come from NL East competition either, so there’s still plenty of time to work on improving their division record.

The Phillies have actually been worse than Marlins over the past couple weeks, and if the Fish can take advantage of that fact, it will be arguably be even more impressive than beating the Angels.

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