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In a short start by Jose Fernandez in his return back to the Marlins, Miami’s ace impressed, dealing five innings of shutout ball to lead the Fish to a 2-0 win against the Washington Nationals.
Jose allowed just two hits in those five innings, striking out seven and lowering his ERA to 2.06 on the season. From there, the Marlins bullpen shut down the Nats, surrendering only one hit in the final four innings. Kyle Barraclough continued his dominant rookie season and A.J. Ramos picked up his 27th save of the year.
This victory brought the Marlins to 61-81, while lowering the struggling Nationals to 71-70. The win also marks Miami’s ninth of their last eleven. In what has been noted as a 2016 map, September has proven to be a success for Miami, who owns baseball’s best record this month.
We’ve seen only good things from the Marlins this month, let’s hope they can keep it up and take momentum into 2016.
From Around the Web:
Marlins’ Fernandez ties home wins mark in return — Craig Davis, Sun Sentinal
Except for that eye-catching Blue Meanie glove, Jose Fernandez looked the same as always when he pitches at Marlins Park.
The Marlins’ hard-throwing ace showed no rust Saturday in a return from his latest injury layoff. As usual, Fernandez left the opposition feeling truly blue.
Fernandez, out for just over a month with tendinitis in his right biceps, breezed through five shutout innings against the Nationals, allowing two singles and a walk while striking out seven while extending a remarkable run in Little Havana. (Read More Here)
3 reasons Miami Marlins fans should be excited about the front office shakeup — Scott Gelman, Fishstripes
Miami’s front office is getting a makeover. The Marlins have already made several front office changes and they are expected to make several more. But there are plenty of reasons to believe good things are coming.
While as FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday the Marlins are unsure of Dan Jennings‘ future with the organization, the club was quick to make some adjustments. Vice president of player personnel Craig Weissman was reassigned and scout Mickey White was fired. Marc Delpiano was brought on to oversee minor league operations. In the meantime, the voices of Mike Berger, Jeff McAvoy and David Keller are all being heard.
The easy thing to do is question the moves. Instead, here are three reasons why they will likely prove to pay off. (Read More Here)
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