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Marlins links, 8/13/18: swept in doubleheader, infielder injuries, Brinson begins rehab assignment

Lots of rookies in the news this Tuesday, including Marlins CEO Derek Jeter.

Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves - Game Two Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Marlins drop both games of doubleheader

The Marlins dropped both games of yesterday’s doubleheader. They were outscored 15-2 overall.

Pablo López was on the mound for Game 1. He struggled in the middle innings after good execution the first time through the order, charged with five earned runs over 5 13 innings pitched. The Marlins offense only mustered up one run provided by an Isaac Galloway double.

Merandy Gonzalez made his first MLB start during Game 2. He settled down after a long opening inning and didn’t walk any Braves the entire night. Miami’s bullpen was roughed up, though, for three runs over 2 13 innings.

Ronald Acuña Jr. was the MVP of the day. He homered to lead off both ends of the doubleheader, going 6-for-8 overall with five RBIs. José Fernández disciple Touki Toussaint was phenomenal in his major league debut. The 22-year-old completed six strong innings and flashed a nasty curveball.

Prado and Rojas both out with injuries

Martín Prado and Miguel Rojas both suffered leg injuries in yesterday’s double header.

Prado suffered a strain left quad in the first game and was replaced by Rojas. The slumping veteran was placed on the 10-day DL later in the afternoon and Christopher Bostick was called up to fill his roster spot. Bad luck struck again as Rojas was injured during the second game. His ankle contusion is less severe, thankfully. The Marlins consider him day-to-day.

Brinson begins rehab

Miami Marlins v Colorado Rockies Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Lewis Brinson is expected to begin his rehab assignment today in Double-A Jacksonville. He’s been on the DL since July 4 with a hip injury. Expect the center fielder to return to the active roster around September 1.

When healthy, Brinson was in the midst of a disappointing rookie campaign, batting .186 with 10 home runs and 30 RBIs.

Jeter opens up

Derek Jeter gave ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick an inside look at the new Miami Marlins. Jeter has been vocal about the prior administration’s shortcomings and how his process is going to take some time, but ultimately yield championship results.

The Crasnick article will have fans feeling satisfied with Jeter’s commitment, while also raising a few concerns about the feasibility of this plan.