Miami Marlins

The Marlins' next opponent is heading to town with a Miami-esque flair

The Arizona Diamondbacks are already in a Miami state of mind.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are already in a Miami state of mind.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are already in a Miami state of mind.

Prior to heading to South Florida for their four-game series with the Marlins that starts Monday, the Diamondbacks posted a picture on Twitter of the team dressed with a Miami Vice flair.

The common theme in the clubhouse: White, whether it was suits, t-shirts, button-downs or sports coats. Some wore top hats over their heads and headphones draped around their neck.

One player, pitcher Archie Bradley, showed off a Dwyane Wade vice-themed jersey while crouched down in the middle of the group.

"Miami. Nice," the caption reads, potentially a play on words with "Miami Vice."

First pitch for the series from Marlins Park begins at 7:10 p.m., with Dan Straily (2-3, 4.89 ERA) the slotted starter for the Marlins. The series continues with 7:10 p.m. first pitches on Tuesday and Wednesday before concluding with a 12:10 p.m. game on Thursday.

The Diamondbacks swept the Marlins in Arizona when the teams met for a three-game set from June 1 to 3. Arizona (44-33) has won seven of its past 10 games and has a 2 1/2-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

The Marlins are home for the first time since June 14 and won five of nine games on their three-series road trip, including series wins over the Baltimore Orioles and Colorado Rockies. They will play 22 of their next 29 games at home, including 16 of 20 before the MLB All-Star break.

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