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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara throws to a Baltimore Orioles batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 14, 2023, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Jess Rapfogel)

Miami Marlins Begin Final Playoff Push This Season

The Miami Marlins are in the middle of a very competitive wild card race against other top NL teams. Sunday’s 16-2 mauling over the Atlanta Braves was a great start to a season that has been mostly successful for Miami. The Marlins scored 36 runs in the three-game sweep against Atlanta. Jazz Chisholm became the first Marlins player with grand slams in consecutive games. Luis Arraez ripped out eight hits as well, including three home runs.

Miami Roster

With the addition of reliever Matt Moore from the Cleveland Guardians, Miami looks to add to an already talented roster. The Marlins look to make a good impression on their record before the postseason begins officially. Miami will not be able to use their new player in the postseason, however. Cleveland had claimed Moore, right-handed starter Lucas Giolito and right-handed reliever Reynaldo Lopez from the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 31. Contention for a berth in the NL Wild Card for Miami will finish with a relatively easy end of the season against the Pirates. A 2-1 loss against the Mets have definitely not helped the Miami team’s case for their goal. A new start against the Brewers should answer lots of questions, however.

Keys To Success

In their most recent game to date, the Marlins lost against the Mets 8-3. During the game, the Marlins fell victim to the most unlikely of hitters in Brandon Nimmo, Mets center fielder from Cheyenne, Wyoming. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto left much to be desired against the New York team. This was semi-expected due to the pitcher’s recent groin injury that he had just came back from.

The Marlins are a scrappy team. Currently, the Miami Marlins need to put all of their shining pieces together if they want to make any kind of playoff run this season. To begin their series against the Brewers, Miami should have enough in the tank with their pitcher back in the flow of pro play to pull out a win. Currently sitting in 3rd place in the NL East, this team needs to have all of their best players firing on all cylinders if they are going to see success like they did against the Braves in the playoffs.

About Tyler Kenyon

Tyler Kenyon is a Tampa, FL native who is a third-year journalism and business student at the University of Florida.

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