STAT OF THE DAY (AUGUST 13 vs. STL)

With last night’s 3-0 victory, the Marlins clinched the 2014 season series over the Cardinals. Miami is 4-1 vs. St. Louis with one game remaining to play tonight.

The season series win over the Cardinals is just the Marlins’ 4th in 22 National League seasons. Miami is now 4-14-4 with season series wins in 1995, 2002, 2010 and 2014.

After dropping the first game the clubs played in St. Louis this season, the Marlins have won their last 4 in a row against the Cardinals. 68-97 all-time against St. Louis, the only other time the Marlins have won as many as 4 straight in the series was during a 6-game winning streak that spanned the last 4 meetings of 1995 and the first 2 of 1996.

If the Marlins can close out a 3-game series sweep tonight, it would be their 3rd-ever sweep of the Cardinals in a series of 3 or more games. Miami won 3 straight at home July 28-30, 1995 and swept a 3-game set at old Busch Stadium August 27-29, 1996.

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Winners in 4 of 5, the Marlins close out their series with the Cardinals at 7:10, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. An updated list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/07/22/hear-here-3/

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2 Comments

Based on the Marlins’ winning percentage since the ASG, they are on pace to finish with 85 wins. Probably not good enough to get a wild card spot, but still. That’s just amazing. And certainly make Redmond a shoo-in for MOY, McGehee for Comeback Player of the Year, and probably put Stanton in 2nd place for MVP (behind Kershaw.) Such an exciting season.

If you consider where this team was last year–and where virtually all of the “experts” predicted they’d finish this year–you’re right. Any time a team increases its win total by nearly 20 (or even more) from one season to the next, it’s a staggering accomplishment. And when you consider they’ve done it largely with players 25 and younger, and without Jose Fernandez, this season is certainly a huge step toward the ultimate goals.

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