Miami Marlins Afternoon News: Jose Fernandez makes history


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It may not have occurred as scripted, or close to it, but Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez picked up a victory yesterday at Marlins Park against the Braves, making him the first pitcher in MLB history to win his first 17 games at home.

The feat came in deceiving form. Fernandez made his worst start of the season yesterday, pitching five innings of nine hit, six run ball, posting only two strikeouts. However, Miami’s offense backed him up, knocking 20 hits en route to a 12-11 win against Atlanta.

"“I’m not going to lie,” the Miami ace said. “I thought about it. I had a lot of people, a lot of friends telling me about it. I didn’t want to be distracted about it. But it feels special. The fans come and support our team. I’m lucky and blessed to be out here pitching for the Miami Marlins.” ("

With his last outing, Fernandez now owns a 1.40 ERA at Marlins Park in his career. On the season, he’s 6-0 with a 2.91 ERA. The final win can be attributed to Miami’s offense, which can almost never be said this season. The last time the Marlins posted more than 12 runs in a game came on August 12th against Boston.

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