The Miami Marlins ended the month of May as one of the hottest teams in the league—finishing with a 21-8 record.
Things have changed for the team after losing losing six straight home games to the Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays. The Marlins are now 32-30 and find themselves six games behind the first-place Washington Nationals in the NL East division.
Many have to stop and think, what happened?
The team has certainly seen their ups and downs in this early season. Between the hot-starts from Hanley Ramirez and Giancarlo Stanton and the struggles of Heath Bell and Gaby Sanchez—Miami needs all of their players performing at the top level to make a run at the postseason.
Here are five struggling players that are key to a Miami Marlins division title.