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Miami Marlins links 9/27/18: Chen’s road woes continue, Nats win 9-3 in rain-shortened affair

Plus, Marlins rookies’ minion invasion, and prospects put on display in instructional league game.

Miami Marlins v Washington Nationals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Last night’s game:

Wei-Yin Chen stayed true to his 9.00-plus road ERA giving up four earned runs in four innings Wednesday against the Nats on the way to a 9-3 loss. What was possibly Bryce Harper’s last home game in Washington D.C. was called after the top half of the seventh inning, but not before Brian Anderson got the Fish on the board with his 11th home run. Derek Dietrich had one of the weirdest singles you’ll ever see.

The Minions Marlins rookies had to go through some requisite hazing:

This just in, the costumes were quite snug:

Elsewhere in Marlins Nation:

Peter O’Brien is living his boyhood dream of playing for his local team.

Cuban prospect the Mesa brothers and Sandy Gaston will hold a workout at Marlins Park on October 5. Miami has been linked as a possible destination for all three.

Marlins Park hosted a game between the Nats’ and Marlins’ instructional league teams. No. 5 prospect Jorge Guzman fired three perfect innings for the Fish.

Up next:

Today is an off-day, but the Marlins will start the final series of the season at the Mets on Friday at 7:10 p.m. Jose Ureña (6-11) starts for the Fish, and Corey Oswalt (3-3) goes for the Mets. Here’s a look at the probable starters for the last weekend of the season.