Miami Marlins Morning Catch: Jose Fernandez to return on Saturday


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While fans continuously wait for Giancarlo Stanton to return, Jose Fernandez has made his way back rather quickly.

Rumors that Fernandez will be shut down have diminished, and now the righty has made plans to start Saturday’s outing against Washington.

Miami’s ace has posted a 4-0 record in 2015 with a 2.30 ERA, 1.75 FIP, 11.09 K/9, and 2.09 BB/9. Fernandez has yet to lose at home in his career, posting incredible numbers when he’s healthy.

But the concern remains, will Fernandez get injured again?

Pitching expert Chris O’Leary predicted his last injury on our Marlin Maniac Fishcast. He stated again on the Fishcast that he’d be “surprised if Fernandez made it to the all-star break.”

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On Saturday, Fernandez will look to improve on his already impressive statistics from earlier this year. How long he will last remains unknown, but one of Miami’s two stars is back.

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From Around the Web:

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez says he will return Saturday to face Nationals — Harvey Fialkov, Sun Sentinal

A day after receiving negative news on the progress of sidelined slugger Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins got a break Monday morning when their ace, Jose Fernandez, pronounced himself ready to return to the mound in five days to face the Nationals.

Fernandez, who hasn’t pitched since Aug. 7 when he sustained a strained biceps on his right arm during a start against the Braves, threw a 75-pitch simulated game against teammates and coaches before Monday’s series opener against the Brewers. (Read More Here)

Brewers’ 15-hit barrage backs Davies’ first win — Joe Frisaro and Adam McCalvy,

MIAMI — Zach Davies‘ first big league win was a relatively comfortable one. Provided with plenty of support, the 22-year-old right-hander gave up one run in seven innings, and the Brewers breezed to a 9-1 victory over Miami at Marlins Park on Monday afternoon.

Khris Davis belted his 18th homer, a solo shot in the fourth, and the Brewers broke the game open with a five-run fifth inning, leading to a quick exit for Miami rookie Justin Nicolino. Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 and Hernan Perez added three hits and three RBIs. Milwaukee pounded out 15 hits. (Read More Here)

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