The Miami Marlins are coming home as dejected losers of five straight games, and they get the prize of facing the hated Atlanta Braves for their first challenger in a six-game home stand. With each loss, the Marlins creep closer to being "sellers" at the trade deadline and looking forward to a 2013 with contention in their minds. Meanwhile, the Braves sit atop the Wild Card standings at the moment and are looking to continue stretching a lead that has widened a little over the weekend.
I am excited about tonight's game mostly because I am going to be at the park tonight! If you are going to be at the park as well, make sure you come by and visit!
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The last time we saw Mike Minor, he had two terrible innings and we scored a bunch of runs and won a game in Atlanta. The last time we saw Josh Johnson, he whiffed six batters but gave up a home run and struggled with hit-itis again. My bet is on Johnson doing a better job against the Braves than Minor does against the Marlins.
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- I'll be in the Vista Reserved section tonight with my girlfriend, enjoying all-you-can-eat food of all kinds. This will be my second visit to the park and her first, so I am excited for her. If you are at the park, feel free to stop by, I am in row J, seats 1 and 2.
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Braves 3-2