Sep 6, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Fernandez loses no-hit bid in 6th inning

 

Aug 30, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 30, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Fernandez has been stellar this evening for the Miami Marlins. Fernandez has more hits by himself tonight with 2 than the entire Washington Nationals team has through 6 innings (1).

Fernandez had a no hitter through 5 and a third innings before allowing a squib single down the third base line that Placido Polanco had no chance at. Of course Fernandez promptly induced a 3-6-3 double play to end the inning.

The Nationals look absolutely lost at the plate as Fernandez continues to deal. In a bit of a change, the Marlins have jumped out to an early 5-0 lead for Fernandez.

Miami’s manager Mike Redmond avoided a potentially difficult decision by Fernandez giving up the hit. One has to wonder what he would have done if Fernandez had a no hitter going into the 8th or 9th inning with his innings limit in place. I hope that he would have left Jose in but I guess we won’t know the answer to that question tonight.

Fernandez finished the outing after seven innings. He is now at 155 2/3 innings for the season. We will see if the Marlins stick to their 170 inning limit with him the next time out.

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