Jose Fernandez threw seven shutout innings on Friday night, allowing just one infield single in the sixth inning. He struck out nine Nationals and walked two. It was another dominating start for Fernandez, who seems to be getting stronger as the season continues.
Fernandez flirted with a no hitter, ironically seven years to the date in which another Marlins rookie tossed a no hitter: Anibal Sanchez. He lost the no-no bid in the sixth inning, on a weak grounder that barley even made it to Placido Polanco.
In the game, Giancarlo Stanton hit his 19th home run of the season, his fourth homer in a Fernandez start. The Marlins are now 4-0 in Jose Fernandez starts in which Giancarlo Stanton goes deep.
That’s a number all Marlins fans hopes continues to flourish in 2014, and hopefully beyond.
The Washington Nationals’ chase to the playoffs were dealt another blow when Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez turned in a one-hit bid through seven innings.
Fernandez goes 8-0 at home; strengthens ROY bid | Sun-Sentinel
The signs at Marlins Park may give an outsider pause: #JOSE4ROY.
Who is this Roy?
Marlins’ Webb composes, plays own entry song | Sun-Sentinel
All-time saves leader Mariano Rivera has been emerging from the bullpen to Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” for the past 14 years.
Crowds in San Diego roared every time previous record-holder Trevor Hoffman made his entry accompanied by AC/DC’s “Hell’s Bells.”
Miami Marlins starting pitchers pound the strike zone | Fishstripes
The Miami Marlins have had a successful season from the starting rotation, and one possible reason for that is that their starters have all been pounding the strike zone all season.
Versatile Coghlan starts in left, works at third base | Marlins News
Chris Coghlan prides himself on versatility.
The 28-year-old is certainly displaying that to the Marlins since he was reinstated from the disabled list on Sept. 1. On Friday night, Coghlan was slotted for his third different position in less than a week.
Wait ’til Next Year: Miami Marlins | SI.com
While so much of our day-to-day attention in this space is devoted to the teams still battling for playoff spots, we feel as though it’s only fitting to acknowledge the teams that have been mathematically eliminated from contention, giving them a brief sendoff that should suffice until Hot Stove season. Thus, the Wait ‘Til Next Year series.
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Big League Stew is having a toast for teams that get mathematically eliminated from the playoff. Fun idea, if it is done respectfully; unfortunately that is not the case for #MLBToasts. Instead of looking at the bright side of what the teams have done they only look at the negatives. Take a look for yourself… MLBToast. Yes I’m a Marlins fan, yes this might sound like sour grapes, yes this season hasn’t been the best record wise, but why does everyone have to keep bringing up the bad? This was a roast not a toast. Why not instead of mocking the teams for their season, toast some of the positive aspects of what they were able to accomplish.
There has been a lot of talk since the All Star break about Jose Fernandez and rightly so. The 21 year old Cuban right hander has been one of the few bright spots for a very bad Marlins team. What I wanted to do was to find some context among all of the Baseball Tonight and MLB Network hits leading up to the day he pitches and then in the immediate aftermath.
In his final two starts of the season, Jose Fernandez will be making his second career start against two divisional foes. First up will be the Washington Nationals on Friday night. More than likely, the Marlins will limit Jose to just six innings in this one to ensure he has one more start in 2013.
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).
The Miami Marlins played as close to a complete game as they have all year tonight in their 7-0 win against the Washington Nationals in Miami.