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Offishial news, 8/9/21: Slur hurled at Brinson; pitching staff pounded at Coors

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Miami Marlins left fielder Lewis Brinson (25) advances safely to second base after a throwing error by New York Mets shortstop Javier Baez (not pictured) in the 8th inning at loanDepot park Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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  • While batting in the top of the ninth inning on Sunday, Lewis Brinson was berated twice with the n-word. The Rockies are investigating the incident.
  • Sunday’s minor league scores: Triple-A Jacksonville won, 6-4, and 5-0 (doubleheader); Double-A Pensacola lost, 5-2; High-A Beloit lost, 15-13. Spoiler alert: Peyton Burdick will win Double-A South Player of the Week honors for his incredible performance against Biloxi.
  • Through the first 25 years of Marlins baseball, the franchise had never allowed 13-plus runs multiple times in the same series. Including last weekend at Coors Field, that has now happened three times since current ownership arrived.
  • FiveThirtyEight gives the Marlins a miniscule 33% chance to win their series opener against the Padres.
  • It’s unclear whether Jorge Alfaro (short of breath) and Jazz Chisholm Jr. (flu-like symptoms) will be available to play.
  • From 9:10-10:10 p.m. ET, Fish Stripes Live will cover all the key storylines for the Marlins vs. Padres series. Join the conversation on YouTube, Twitter or Twitch.