Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post wrote about the implications of the Marlins’ week ahead, a series with the Phillies, then a series with the Mets, both on the road.
Scott Olsen said these are huge games for the Fish:
“It’s pretty big, there’s no denying that. We’ve got a chance to make a statement. We’ve got a chance to take the lead in the division. We’ve got a chance to fall back in the division. A lot of things can happen.”
For the Marlins, these six are huge statement games. They can either take first place in the East, remain close to first place or drop out almost completely in these next six. A 6-0 trip would assure them first place, while an 0-6 would drop them at least 5.5 games in back of the Phils.
By now we have to believe the Fish will be in it down the stretch with the Phils. But if the Phils can pull off the sweep at home, it may very well dig the Marlins a hole too large for them to climb out from.