The San Francisco Giants have one of the best home records of any team in Major League Baseball. On the other hand the Miami Marlins have fewer road wins than any team in baseball. That set the stage for one of my favorite stories of this baseball season. The Marlins went into the lion’s den and won three of four games at AT&T Park from the Giants. It simply shouldn’t have happened but this wasn’t the first time.
Interestingly enough the one game of the series the Marlins lost actually snapped a nine game AT&T Park winning streak for them. It just goes to show that in baseball anyone can beat anyone and any team can have any other team’s number, no matter what their records are. It would have been an even bigger story if the extra inning game on Saturday would have gone the Marlins way as well. They could very well have swept again.
As the Marlins go forward to take on their next challenge, they have the momentum of winning a series in a tough ballpark from a tough team to build on. They are certainly better than anyone expected them to be at this point in the season. With the good first couple of starts that Nathan Eovaldi has given them, the Marlins have what it takes to make a few teams miserable during the season’s second half. I think they will probably end the season with the worst record but that gap will be much smaller than it is now.