It’s funny how baseball works. The Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves has played 12 head-to-head games in 2013. Yet, in these 12 games, the Braves have yet to face the Marlins phenom rookie pitcher, Jose Fernandez. Henderson Alvarez has made a quarter of the Marlins staff’s starts against the Braves.
That will change Friday night, as Jose Fernandez is expected to take the mound in Atlanta on Friday night. Fernandez catches the Braves in likely what will be his second to final start of the season. The Marlins are hopeful that Fernandez can end the Marlins recent losing streak.
Dyson took rough path to Marlins | Sun-Sentinel
Sam Dyson racked up an assortment of surgeries in college, including a labrum repair to his pitching shoulder, and still helped pitch South Carolina to a College World Series title in 2010. Tommy John surgery to his right elbow cost him what should have been his first professional season in 2011.
NL Rookie of the Year candidates meet in Atlanta | Marlins News
While Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig has captured much of the hype in the race for National League Rookie of the Year, a handful of pitchers are giving him a run for his money.
The Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays made a deal in November of 2012 that was meant to shed salary and restock Miami’s farm system while reloading Toronto for a playoff run. Only Miami’s half of the bargain has happened.
Braves finally will face rookie Jose Fernandez| The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Braves have had an uncanny ability to avoid facing some of the top pitchers in the National League this season. They missed Clayton Kershaw in both series against the Dodgers. They will have faced Matt Harvey once in 19 games against the Mets. And they missed 21-year-old Cuban sensation Jose Fernandez in each of the first four three-game series they played against the Marlins.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
The Miami Marlins were unable to take advantage of the assistance Mother Nature seemed to be providing them and fell to the Washington Nationals, 4-3. A rain delay in the bottom of the second inning caused the Nationals to pull starter Stephen Strasburg after just 2 innings pitched. He had breezed through the Marlins lineup throwing just 22 pitches and striking out 2.