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Miami Marlins morning news: Fernandez propels Marlins over Brewers

In his first seven inning start of the season, Marlins ace Jose Fernandez struck out eleven batters and didn't allow a run as Miami went on to win 4-1. Plus links on J.T. Realmuto, Mike Dunn and Barry Bonds.

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Marlins News

A rare error by J.T. Realmuto didn't end up affecting the outcome of the game as Jose Fernandez was simply too hard to hit last night and the Marlins returned to winning ways against Milwaukee. The baserunning blunder by Miami's catcher hadn't been seen in a game since 2006.

Mike Dunn and Edwin Jackson are close to returning to the mound as both relief pitchers look to be nearing the end of their stints on the disabled list. Dunn will throw a bullpen session today and could return to the mound as soon as Saturday.

Bryce Harper was walked 13 times over the weekend by the Chicago Cubs, and Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds knows the feeling of strolling down the first base line on a regular basis.

Jose Fernandez has now pitched seven times in 2016, but last night was his longest and most successful outing as the right-hander looks to be regaining the form which has earned him national attention since his debut in 2013.

Did you catch all these stats from Miami's lone win over Philadelphia this weekend?

A collection of Marlins-related links, including an article regarding the team's standout performers over their 11-1 streak over the past two weeks, can be found here.

Around the League

The Nationals signed Stephen Strasburg to a $175 million extension and then walked-off on the Tigers yesterday. While Strasburg owns impressive career numbers overall, he has rarely excelled against the Marlins (4.03 ERA against Miami since 2013).

Felix Hernandez earned his 146th career win as the Mariners snapped Tampa Bay's four-game win streak.

The Royals are 3-7 in their last ten games and one game under .500. The mediocre start resulted in manager Ned Yost calling a team meeting, which he didn't have to do at all last year.

Yes, Bartolo Colon recently hit his first career home run, but his hustle around the bases was lacking, so much so that a list of dramatic sporting moments that happened in less time than Colon's home run trot has been compiled.

Recently acquired Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons will have to undergo surgery on his left thumb after landing awkwardly on a defensive play in Sunday's game. It has been announced that he fully tore his UCL in the incident.

Aroldis Chapman debuted for the Yankees last night after serving his 30-game suspension for violating the league's domestic abuse policy, and he received a standing ovation.