The Nationals have only swept the Marlins in Florida once, and that happened way back in late September 2005. They have already crossed off one rare success, having clinched their first series victory here since September 2009. Before this trip to Florida, they had played 18 series against the Marlins lost 15 of them, so this is only the fourth time since baseball returned to Washington that the Nats have won a series at Sun Life Stadium. Staggering.
A victory today will also get the Nationals back to .500. As of right now, 14 major league teaams are .500 or better, and three of them — the Phillies, Marlins and Braves — play in the NL East.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, especially Lucy Kilgore, the kindest, most caring person I know. The Nationals will be wearing pink spikes and other accessories and swinging pink bats in order to raise breast cancer awareness. All of that gear will be auctioned off, with the revenue going to breast cancer charities.
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