After a phenomenal start to the homestand over the weekend against the Cubs, the Miami Marlins welcome a familiar foe in the Atlanta Braves to town. This will be the fifth series between the two teams so far this season with the Marlins leading the season series 7-6.
Series Preview: Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves
The Marlins enter play Monday winners of four in-a-row, and coming off a three-game series sweep of the Cubs over the weekend. This was an impressive showing for Miami as they outscored Chicago 23-15 through three games, which included an impressive 11-run second inning in Game 1 tying a franchise record.
Miami currently sports a 51-67 record on the season, and have risen to fourth in the NL East over the weekend, 11 games back of first place. With a 5-5 record over their last 10 games, the Marlins have the second-best run differential in the NL East behind only the Braves.
Atlanta comes to Miami fresh off a series sweep as well as they swept the Nationals in DC over the weekend. The Braves also showcased some impressive offense as they outscored Washington 22-9 in three games over the weekend.
With an 8-2 record across their last 10 games, the Braves are one of the hottest teams in baseball at the moment. Atlanta has taken over sole-possession of first place in the NL East for the first time this season with a 62-56 record, partly due to their dominant offense that displays a +72 run differential, the lone positive in the NL East.