Aug 19, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Jose Fernandez the Favorite for NL Rookie of the Year?

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Jose Fernandez has become the hands on favorite to win the National League Rookie of the Year award after his dominant performance on a national stage, taking down the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.

The only thing that could stop Fernandez from receiving his award would be his innings cap of 170 innings. He is just 25 innings away from reaching that innings plateau, but the Marlins may try to be creative in attempting to get Fernandez to pitch deeper into the season.

Marlins’ Jose Fernandez and handicapping the Rookie of the Year race | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins have a great candidate for Rookie of the Year in starter Jose Fernandez, but he continues to face stiff competition on the way to a possible 2013 award.

A Rundown of the Awards Races | Fangraphs

The Major League season ends in about five weeks, which means that voting members of the BBWAA will have to submit their awards ballots during that same time period. While there isn’t any award that is going to be as divisive as last year’s AL MVP — thankfully — race, there are some interesting decisions to be made this year. So, let’s do a quick rundown of where we stand now, and who the leading contenders are as we head down the stretch.

Fernandez holds best rookie edge over Puig | ESPN Sweetspot Blog

Sometimes, the rookie of the year debate gives us Chris Coghlan and J.A. Happ, and, sometimes, it gives Yasiel Puig and Jose Fernandez.

Marlins trying to extend Fernandez’s season | Marlins News

Jose Fernandez may pitch deeper into September than originally anticipated.

The Marlins are exploring ways to get their rookie sensation to pitch later into the final month without exceeding their self-imposed 170-innings maximum.

Fernandez’s innings limit looming as September nears | Sun-Sentinel

The Marlins are exploring ways to have Jose Fernandez pitch as deep into September as possible without obliterating the 170-inning limit placed on him before this season.

Jose Fernandez Adds a New Pitch | Fangraphs

Any other year and Jose Fernandez would be getting a lot more attention. The Marlins’ rookie starting pitcher recently turned 21 years old and he was promoted to the major straight from Single-A. It was, at least, advanced Single-A, but his experience there was all of 55 innings. Now he’s up to 24 big-league starts, and he has baseball’s third-lowest ERA.

Here at Marlin Maniac:

Stanton And Fernandez Handle Dodgers 6-2

One of the more anticipated match ups of the night turned into somewhat of a blowout in its final innings. The Miami Marlins decidedly beat Los Angeles Dodgers with three runs in 7.1 innings against starter Hyun-Jin Ryu, and three more off of the Dodger bullpen. Jose Fernandez tossed a strong 6.0 innings, allowing two runs on four hits. An Ed Lucas error ensured that Fernandez wasn’t charged with one of the runs.

Miami Marlins: Jose Fernandez Shutdown Scheduled Around September 4th

After his brilliant start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night, Jose Fernandez now sits at 145 2/3 innings for the season. The Miami Marlins plan on shutting Jose down for the remainder of the season when he nears the 170 inning threshold.

Report On Miami Marlins Prospects In Jacksonville

I had the opportunity to watch the Jacksonville Suns play the Chattanooga Lookouts on Sunday evening in Chattanooga, TN.  I was excited about this since the Miami Marlins AA team has been on a roll lately and are currently leading the Southern League’s South division.  Jacksonville is also the home of quite a few of the Marlins current top prospects and I wanted to get the chance to see them in person.

Rant About Lack Of Jose Fernandez Coverage

Looks like the time has come for me to revisit my irritation with the NBM (Non-blog Media).

Last night, Jose Fernandez faced the other two frontrunners for the National League Rookie of the Year award. The Dodgers came to town amid much hubbub and many multi-camera press conferences. LeBron James offered the No. 2 RoY candidate, Yasiel Puig, shuttle service to a couple of events. Fernandez and Puig met for the first time in advance of the game, presumably to compare Cuban exit strategies.

Los Angeles Dodgers @ Miami Marlins Game Preview Tuesday August 20th, 7:10 PM EST (Game 123)

Anyone who watched first game between the Dodgers and the Marlins last night couldn’t help but notice the electric atmosphere.  It was the perfect storm of story lines converging in one place.  It was the closest I have seen to a playoff atmosphere in south Florida since Lebron was hoisting a trophy.

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