Aug 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: National Jose Fernandez Day

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It’s hard to believe that just one season ago, he was pitching in the futures game, representing the Jacksonville Suns. It’s harder to believe that he is just two years removed from graduating high school. This is however the reality with Marlins phenom pitcher Jose Fernandez.

Every time Jose takes the mound for the Fish, it really feels like a mini-holiday. If you’re a devote Marlins fan, chances are you are watching every pitch Fernandez throws in awe.

The same will be true as Jose Fernandez makes his second career appearance at Kauffman Stadium, in Kansas City.

Return to KC brings back memories for Fernandez | Sun-Sentinel

Jose Fernandez had pitched at Tropicana Field and Petco Park before he stepped on the Kauffman Stadium mound in the 2012 Futures Game. Yet that was when it struck Fernandez how close he was to the majors.

Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez Should Win NL Rookie Of The Year | Rant Sports

It will be interesting to see who will win the National League Cy Young award between Los Angeles Dodgers‘ Clayton Kershaw and New York Mets‘  Matt Harvey. Both players have been performing extremely well this season, and the writers will have a hard time picking between the two.

Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton lacks pop on the road | Miami Herald

Giancarlo Stanton has gone cold on the road.

Stanton, who once awed crowds from Colorado to California with gargantuan blasts, can’t explain where the firepower has gone when the Marlins are away from home.

Miami Marlins’ Logan Morrison’s tribute to Kansas City Royals’ George Brett | Miami Herald

Logan Morrison packed an extra jersey for the Marlins’ upcoming trip to Kansas City: a powder blue George Brett replica he hopes to have signed by the Royals’ Hall of Fame legend.

Boles calls on Redmond before series opener | Marlins News

Mike Redmond had a surprise office visitor on Monday when former Marlins manager John Boles dropped by to say hello. Boles is currently a senior advisor to Royals general manager Dayton Moore.

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Miami Marlins @ Kansas City Royals Series Preview: Do Royals Regret Will Meyers Trade?

The Miami Marlins have started their nine game road trip with five losses in six games. The Marlins will travel to Kansas City for the first time since 2007 and hope to turn their fortunes around for the road trip. Logan Morrison, the Marlins first baseman, will be making his homecoming to his native Kansas City. He is expecting 60 friends and family to be in attendance for the series.

Miami Marlins @ Kansas City Royals Game Preview: Monday, August 12th 8:10 PM EST (Game 116)

The Miami Marlins travel to Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City to take on the Royals in a 3 game series starting today.  Miami has been mired in a slump lately as they have won only 1 game in their last 8 contests.  Meanwhile Kansas City has been the exact opposite of slumping as they are sporting a 16-3 record since July 23rd.

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