Man, those Miami Marlins sure did need the All-Star break. The Fish have been one of the surprise teams of the 2014 season and continue to hover around the .500 mark despite some serious setbacks, such as an injury to star pitcher Jose Fernandez. But while the Marlins’ success has been a nice story around the MLB, not many believe they can actually compete for a playoff berth. So the home team can make a big statement this Friday at Marlins Park (501 Marlins Way, Miami) when it plays the San Francisco Giants in the first of a three-game series. The series may be an indicator of the last half of the season, as the Giants seem to be in a good spot to make the postseason.
Fri., July 18, 7:10 p.m., 2014