What should have been a pitcher's duel between the Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez and the Cincinnati Reds' Tony Cingrani led to a one-sided blowout, as the Reds banged out 12 hits and all the Marlins outside of Justin Ruggiano failed to hit.
Yes, even Miami Marlins rookie phenom Jose Fernandez is human. Fernandez struggled through four innings and gave up six runs last night versus the Cincinnati Reds. Here is the breakdown of what happened.
The Marlins fell to the Reds 11-1 in the Marlins first non-divisional game. Jose Fernandez got the start and Giancarlo Stanton returned, and that is about all the Marlins did to follow the script this Thursday night in Cincinnati.
The Miami Marlins were supposed to be in a pitcher's duel with the Cincinnati Reds as prospects Jose Fernandez and Tony Cignari matched up. What resulted was Fernandez giving up five runs and the Reds blowing out the Marlins 11-1.
Tonight, the Miami Marlins may be a part of the most exciting pitching matchup in baseball, as rookie phenom Jose Fernandez faces off against the Cincinnati Reds and fellow prospect Tony Cingrani at the Great American Ballpark.