Imagine the irony of the Miami Marlins who have Major League Baseball’s worst record owning one of the longest opposing field win streaks in the game. Saturday that was all taken care of as the San Francisco Giants won in extra innings, thereby snapping the nine-game win streak the Marlins had enjoyed at one of the toughest parks in baseball to play in. The interesting thing is that as well as the Giants are playing, the Marlins really were the ones that squandered chances during the game. Apparently, in San Francisco they really have the Giants number.
With that in mind Sunday should be a great chance for them to start another streak. Nathan Eovaldi, one of the more promising number two starters in the game, will be making his second start of the season. His first versus the Arizona Diamondbacks was extremely good and went a long way towards showing that he is hitting his career stride right about now. The danger for Eovaldi and the Marlins will be a pitching duel which is what happened to them against the DBacks when Eovaldi debuted.
Matt Cain is going for the Giants which honestly could go either way right now. You don’t have to go far back to find both great and terrible outings for the Giants ace who is still potentially one of the best pitchers in baseball. When it all comes together on Sunday the Marlins will have a chance to not only start another bay area winning streak but also show the world and the Giants that the Marlins team playing right now is far from the one that started the season.