Originally written on BravesWire  |  Last updated 11/19/14
After splitting a rain shortened series with the Nationals, the Braves open a 3-game series today in Miami. The first game of the scheduled 3-game series in D.C. was postponed due to rain and tornado warnings. It has yet to be announced when that game will be made up, though the schedule looks most promising in August. Heading into Miami, the Braves face a team that is tied for first place in the division and doing better than most had predicted. The Marlins have seen the unlikely Carlos Zambrano put up good numbers for his new team; Mark Buehrle has contributed veteran presence in the clubhouse; National League Player of the Month for May Giancarlo Stanton has set club records; and, before Emilio Bonifacio went on the DL with a left thumb injury that needed surgery, he was leading the league in stolen bases. The newly acquired free agent, closer Heath Bell may have struggled, but his team continued battling and is now reaping the rewards. The competitive National League East is now...
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