Are the Miami Marlins in a good spot for the playoff push? 3 reasons why they won't make the playoffs, and 1 hope

The Marlins have a tough road to hoe moving forward, but there is a glimmer of hope

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The Miami Marlins have struggled mightily this season with keeping a handful of players healthy. Is that more of a factor of the health of the players, probably so, but it impacts the team so much that it makes it hard to recover.  The biggest impact with regards to injuries has been on their best players.  The Marlins have been missing Jazz multiple times this season, Jorge Soler of recent note, as well as Avisail Garcia for most of the season, and finally in the already thin bullpen, Joe Nardi was injured for a month.  

All these injuries have really impacted the team throughout the season and so role players have been put in a bigger position than they are able to fill.   The Marlins dealt well this weekend without Soler, despite losing his 35 home runs and 71 RBI.  Against tougher teams however, they will need his power to compete.  

That starts tomorrow with the Dodgers, they need to put the Dodgers in their place just like the Braves recently did and scoring runs is definitely needed against that powerful lineup.   The Marlins cannot afford to lose any other key player this season or it will be a really tough road to victory.  Now there is one big hope the Marlins can hopefully take advantage of to make it to the playoffs.