The brooms are poised as the Marlins go for a sweep, their first since May, in this afternoon's tilt against the Washington Nationals. The Marlins are 12-2 against Washington this season and have swept them twice already -- once in April and again in May.
The Marlins now have three infielders (Mike Jacobs, Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla) with at least 30 home runs. The entire Nationals lineup today has hit a whopping total of 30.
Take away the Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Marlins record would be 57-68.
Nationals: 2B Emilio Bonifacio, SS Alberto Gonzalez, 3B Ryan Zimmerman, CF Lastings Milledge, RF Ryan Langerhans, 1B Kory Casto, C Luke Montz, LF Roger Bernadina; P Collin Balester.
Marlins: SS Hanley Ramirez, C John Baker, 3B Jorge Cantu, 1B Mike Jacobs, 2B Dan Uggla, LF Luis Gonzalez, RF Cody Ross, CF Alfredo Amezaga, P Anibal Sanchez.