Miami Marlins: Consistency Latest Issue During the 2021 Season

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 26: Jon Berti #5 of the Miami Marlins is congratulated by Zach Thompson #74 of the after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at loanDepot park on June 26, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 26: Jon Berti #5 of the Miami Marlins is congratulated by Zach Thompson #74 of the after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at loanDepot park on June 26, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /
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The Miami Marlins lost to the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Sunday bringing their record in June to 9-16.

In fact, one could argue that consistency is becoming something the Miami Marlins should worry about.

At times this month, the offense has looked explosive, but on other days it has seemed a struggle to produce offensively. In fact, even the team’s best hitters have hit a slump as of late.

Starling Marte, the team’s best hitter, has batted at a .190 AVG over the last seven days, not including the 0-for-4 day he had on Sunday. The team as a whole is batting at a .194 AVG over the last seven days.

The Miami Marlins face an important upcoming road-trip.

The Marlins are set to begin a 6-game road trip on Tuesday against the Phillies, as well as the Braves. This will present an opportunity for Miami to make-up some ground in the crowded NL East before the All-Star Break.

One strength for the Marlins recently has been their pitching. Despite a 4-6 record over their last 10-games, the pitching has not allowed more than three runs over that span, despite the lack of offense at times.

With an ERA less than 4 for the month, the Marlins may be able to put together a strong run, if the bats can find some consistency. This run has to come sooner rather than later, because if it does not, it is reasonable to believe the Marlins begin making trades as the deadline approaches.

Besides the pitching, one player that has found his groove this month is Jon Berti. Berti has an OPS of .841 currently, which is terrific considering before June his OPS was at .568.

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Zach Thompson has also been a pleasant surprise that popped up this month. With a pitching staff that at one point essentially only had three starting pitchers in a rotation, it is great to see another arm taking a consistent spot in it. Thompson has an ERA of 2, and has only allowed more than 2 runs once, which was his first start at Boston.

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This upcoming stretch is an important one for the Marlins going forward. If the pitching stays strong, along with the lineup becoming more consistent, who knows what happens over the next two-to-three weeks?

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