Fernandez Turns in Six Stellar Innings
Jose Fernandez was absolutely fantastic on Monday night at Marlins Park. In six innings, he only gave up four hits, only of them being an extra-base hit, and only one earned run (along with an unearned run). He walked three and struck out eight, including Andre Ethier twice. It's fair to say he out pitched Hyun-Jin Ryu, even though Ryu did work later into the ballgame. Fernandez's slider in particular looked very sharp in the 80 degree weather with the roof closed. It seems fair to say that the winner of the 2013 National League
Cy Young Rookie of the Year award played in Monday's game at Marlins Park.
Middle of the Marlins Lineup Finds Ways to get On-Base
The Marlins two through five hitters all reached base at least twice and drove in a run in Monday's game. Giancarlo Stanton hit his 15th homer in the eighth inning off of Chris Withrow, Christian Yelich had a sweet double off of Ryu, and Logan Morrison doubled twice. If the middle of the Marlins lineup can hit a little bit more like they did tonight on a regular basis, it should make non Jose Fernandez games much more watchable.
Tomorrow, Jacob Turner will try to bounce back, from a start in Kansas City in which he seemed to have lost his control, against the Dodgers. Chris Capuano will be the opposing pitcher tomorrow night, at the same time in Miami.