To accomplish such a feat, you have to get hot at the right time. This year, the Marlins fit that bill handily, having won 56 of their first 106 games while being outscored by an astonishing 30 runs. The Cards, on the other hand, sat just two games ahead of the Marlins in that span, despite having a plus-22 differential. Something about those numbers smacks of Wild Card-caliber baseball for Florida if a team can heat up at the right time of the game, why not at the right time of the season? As they share a spring training stadium, the Cards will be a familiar foe for the Marlins on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. at Dolphin Stadium (2269 NW 199th St., Miami). Tickets start at $9. Buy them at the gate, or reserve through florida.marlins.mlb.com or by calling 954-523-3309.
Tue., Aug. 12, 7 p.m., 2008