Fernandez led baseball with 55 strikeouts while posting a 4-1 record in six starts. Fernandez was tied for third among N.L. pitchers in wins while and was fourth in ERA with a 1.59 mark. He was also fourth among qualifying pitchers in opponents’ average, allowing 25 hits over his 39 and two-thirds innings of work. Yesterday’s start against the Dodgers doesn’t count for this, obviously, but he had ten strikeouts on a day he was described by many as having poor command. Which is quite a testament to how great his stuff is.
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has been voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for the month of April. This is his first career Pitcher of the Month Award following his two N.L. Rookie of the Month honors during the 2013 seasons (July and August).
Jose Fernandez didn’t get the win Sunday against the Dodgers, but he did pick up the National League’s Pitcher of the Month award Monday. And it typical Fernandez fashion, the Marlins’ 21-year old ace deferred all the credit to his teammates.
#Marlins Jose Fernandez is 12-0 with a 1.09 ERA in his 20 career starts at Marlins Park, not allowing more than 2 runs in any game— Sportsfeedia.com (@sportsfeedia) May 6, 2014
Jose Fernandez (4-1, 1.59 ERA, 55 strikeouts) is April NL Pitcher of the Month. Zack Greinke (5-0, 2.04, 46 K) among others receiving votes— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) May 5, 2014
For those who whined about Jose Fernandez being voted ahead of Shelby Miller in NL rookie of year ... yikes!— Todd Milles (@ManyHatsMilles) May 6, 2014
Congratulations @josefernandez77 for being named MLB NL pitcher of the month. Keep playing with POWER & let's keep dominating at home!— Dr Rob Seifer (@DrRobSeifer) May 5, 2014
We should probably move forward assuming Jose Fernandez is the NL Pitcher of the Month for whatever month it is until we hear otherwise.— Ted Berg (@OGTedBerg) May 5, 2014