Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mini-Broom Closet Today

Yes, the Marlins are going for yet another sweep. Of course, this is just a two-game series, so it's nothing to get too excited about. That being said, it would be an incredible result to gain two whole games on the Braves in Atlanta.

So how does this hot 13-8 start compare with previous seasons? As the articulate Alex Carver of Marlins Today points out, the April franchise record for wins is 16, achieved in both 1997 and 2004. With six games remaining, the Marlins need to play .500 ball to tie the 16. Win four games and they'll be the best April team in franchise history!

How does this season compare with 1997 and 2004? In 2004, the Marlins got off to a torrid 8-1 start and then fell apart. In 1997, the Marlins started strong, dropped a bit, but then started winning again. This year? It's been pretty steady winning, which could lead one to argue it's the most consistent, and thus best of the three.

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