Monday, December 11, 2023

The Miami Marlins are out for revenge on New York and the postseason

Four of the seven playoff contenders face off New York Mets in the last four weeks they have won their series. Miami Marlins They are one of three losers, but they have a second chance at redemption this week.

Marlins they visited Mets in the first game of a three-game series, looking to stay in the fight for the final wild card in the National League.

Miami wrapped up their last home game on Sunday with a 6×1 win Milwaukee Brewers con Jon Berti hitting two home runs in the deciding game of the three-game series.

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The Miami Marlins (81-75), have won the last two games of their series against the Brewers and are one game behind Chicago Cubs y Arizona Diamondbacks in the race for third and final place in the National League. Chicago has won three straight games against the visitors Colorado Rockies.

Sunday’s win guarantees Miami will play at least .500 for the entire season for the first time since 2009, when it went 87-75. The Fish are looking to make the playoffs a full season for the first time since 2003, when they won the World Series.

The Miami Marlins last played in the playoffs in 2020, after the pandemic shortened the season to 60 games. There they beat Chicago in the Wild Card Series, but lost to Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series.

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New York is 11-14 since Aug. 28 against the Marlins, Phillies, Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins y Cincinnati Reds. Mets won two of three games played in Miami last week.

Garrett and Lucchesi, a duel that goes back and forth

Garrett and Lucchesi faced each other for the second straight start. Neither pitcher influenced the decision in a 4×3 victory over the Marlins on September 19. There Garrett allowed one unearned run in six innings and Lucchesi allowed three runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings.

Garrett is 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA in six career games (five starts) against the Mets. Lucchesi is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in three starts against the Marlins.

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