If it were not for a long first inning, one in which Fernandez walked two of his three hitters in the game, there is a good chance Jose could have pitched longer than his six innings of work. Fernandez still limited the red-hot Dodgers offense to just two runs (one unearned) in his six innings, allowing just four hits.
In the eight inning, Giancarlo Stanton went deep for the 15th time on the season. He has now homered in four of Jose Fernandez’s starts (all since July 13th). The Marlins are a perfect 4-0 in games started by Fernandez, that feature a home run by Giancarlo.
Hopefully that is a combination we can see for many more years, going forward.
Fernandez closing in on innings limit set by Marlins | Marlins News
Each inning brings Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez closer to the end of his thus far remarkable rookie season.
Before the season, Miami management set a range with the maximum of about 170 innings.
The lingering fallout from the departure of hitting coach Tino Martinez might have cost infielder Chris Valaika a roster spot on the Marlins. According to sources, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria — a Martinez loyalist — vetoed Valaika’s call-up from the minors when Placido Polanco was placed on the disabled list.
Polanco sidelined on 7-day concussion DL | Sun-Sentinel
Initially optimistic Placido Polanco wouldn’t miss significant time, the Marlins on Monday placed him on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Polanco on Friday took a Santiago Casilla pitch off the helmet.
Even before Justin Ruggiano was awarded first base in the fourth inning Sunday on a catchers’ interference call, Redmond and bench coach Rob Leary saw it coming.
Marlins’ Justin Ruggiano and a lesson about streaks | Fishstripes
Miami Marlins outfielder Justin Ruggiano was on one of the worst hitting slumps in Major League history, but all of a sudden he broke out of it. What does that tell us about the predictability of streaks?
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The St. Louis Cardinals recently called up their top infield prospect Kolten Wong. Wong is an offensively talented second baseman who put up a .303/.369/.466 slash line at AAA Memphis this season to go along with 10 home runs and 20 stolen bases.
After taking just one of three against the San Francisco Giants, the Miami Marlins will continue their 10-game homestand with a four game series against the hottest team in baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Their 42-8 run over their past 50 games is impressive, but not for the residents of Miami, as they saw the Heat run off a 43-7 stretch over 50 games this past NBA season.
The Miami Marlins are coming off a thrilling back and forth victory Sunday afternoon to prevent the sweep against the San Francisco Giants. They will look to try to continue that momentum as they kick off a home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Miami will send their ace to the mound with Jose Fernandez.