Miami Marlins offensive struggle in August, 4 players that were big reasons why

The bright spots of the trade deadline were diminished by others poor play
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The Miami Marlins August record was 10-17 and the biggest struggle the Marlins had was on offense, posting a -32 run differential.  Although their pitching staff, particularly the bullpen, struggled as well they had a notoriously bad offensive month.  Pitching aside there were several different players who didn’t produce all month.  

There were some bright spots in the Marlins' offense that saved the team, especially trade deadline acquired players.  Josh Bell was lights out and had many clutch hits and home runs.  He was a one-man wrecking crew and often saved games or won them outright, almost by himself.  

Jake Burger had some great hitting streaks and some heroic moments of his on in August and helped lead the way to the Marlins being victorious.  Had Kim Ng not acquired either Jake Burger or Josh Bell I don’t think the Marlins would even be in playoff talks at all as we start September.  Let’s take a look at the players that really didn’t help the team at all in August and with the hope they turn it around for the last month of the season.