Going into the sixth inning, the Marlins had one hit and it seemed fans were in for another eye-roller of a no-decision for Jose Fernandez. The men and women in uniform for Military Monday would then see an unprecedented inning where the Padres intentionally walked Derek Dietrich and a 3-RBI night for Jeff Mathis. The Marlins would earn their 30th win of the season by a score of 4-0.
Jose Fernandez tossed a gem, going eight shutout innings and racking up ten strikeouts. Fernandez needed only 100 pitches to cruise through eight. A.J. Ramos and Steve Cishek capped off the night for the Fish, working a scoreless ninth inning.
The Fernandez start is a pretty good summation of what we’ve got: A young firey starter who has nasty stuff but perhaps loses command when overthrowing. We got the more of the good Fernandez than the wild one tonight, and it was a pretty event.
Before the Dietrich IBB and the Mathis triple, Ed Lucas scored on a Marcell Ozuna single to put the Marlins up. Mathis’ insurance triple sealed the win for Miami in the sixth inning, as both teams would stay blanked on the scorebaord.
The win finished up a four game series with San Diego, and our Fish will travel to Atlanta to send Tom Koehler to the mound against Kris Medlen and the Braves in a three-game set. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.