Jose Fernandez worked his magic on Friday night versus a befuddled Washington Nationals line up and inning after inning a zero remained in the hit column. It has been well publicized that Fernandez is nearing the end of his season due to the team imposed innings limit, but one question had to be popping into Marlins fans minds everywhere after 5 no-hit innings, “Would Jose be allowed to complete a no-hitter?” Apparently, manager Mike Redmond was thinking the same thing and he confirmed that Fernandez would have been allowed to continue pitching as long as the no-hitter was intact.
If Jose Fernandez was able to put himself in position to make history, Marlins manager Mike Redmond was not going to deny him. On Saturday, Redmond answered the unanswered question — would Fernandez have been allowed to go the distance to a complete a no-hitter?
Efficiency, not innings, will dictate how long Jose Fernandez pitches in his final rookie start on Wednesday. Following Friday’s seven-inning, one-hit gem, the Rookie or the Year candidate is 4 1/3 innings from the oft-cited 170-inning limit. But manager Mike Redmond said Saturday that Fernandez will be monitored the same as he has been all season in his finale against the Braves at Marlins Park.
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson had no doubt who should win the National League Rookie of the Year Award: Miami Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez. “To me, he’s a shoo-in to win Rookie of the Year,” Johnson said before his team faced Fernandez in Friday night’s opener of a weekend series. “I know there are a lot of other good young pitchers out there … good players … but I think he’d be the odds-on pick right now.
Miami Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison made sure that the Marlins got some love in an otherwise forgettable season with a majestic two-run blast to right-center field on Friday night. The initial estimate of 484 feet would make it the longest home run hit by an MLB player in 2013.
Donna Glendenning, 66, and her 91-year old mother Eloise Card, a pair of diehard Marlins fans who have spent the last four years watching every game together on TV while talking over the phone, lived out a dream Sunday morning as special guests of the team.
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Stephen Strasburg is on the mound and the series tied 1-1; how will it end? Welcome to this week’s edition of The Good, The Bad, and The Balks. Let’s jump into the quick recap- The Good: Justin Ruggiano; The Bad: We lost; and The Balks: the 2nd inning. Let us go now and dive more into it.
While I would guess most Miami fans were off celebrating the awesome victory against the hated Florida Gators, GO HURRICANES by the way, there was a Marlins game and it needs to recapped.