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Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:53:48 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez will start the game Saturday, June 8, against the New York Mets. He was the scheduled start for the game Friday, June 7, which was wiped out by rain.
Wed, 22 May 2013 00:43:22 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez lasted five innings in his latest start Tuesday, May 21, against the Philadelphia Phillies. It marked his shortest outing since being pulled after giving up two runs in four innings against the New York Mets on April 29. After he left, however, Marlins relievers were tagged for six runs in a 7-3 loss.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:57:03 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Ricky Nolasco was scheduled to start the first game of his club's doubleheader versus the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, April 23, but was notified about 2 1/2 hours before game time that he would be starting the nightcap instead, allowing rookie SP Jose Fernandez to pitch the day game. According to manager Mike Redmond, the organization preferred to have the inexperienced Fernandez start during the day, when it'd likely be warmer. Multiple, unnamed sources said the decision came from people above the manager, however, and that Redmond, pitching coach Chuck Hernandez and Nolasco were displeased with and surprised by the directive. Nolasco's name had still been on the lineup card when players began to show up at the ballpark on Tuesday. Fernandez wasn't aware of the alteration until that morning, either.
Temperature at game time for the front end was 38 degrees, and for the back end it was 42. Fernandez wasn't particularly sharp, with six hits, four earned runs and two walks allowed and only 2 K's, in a 4-3 loss. In the nightcap, Nolasco went five frames, allowed six hits, three runs (two earned) and a walk, struck out four, and received plenty of run support on his way to an 8-5 victory.
The Miami Herald's Clark Spencer writes that normal practice for doubleheaders is to allow the pitcher with more seniority to choose which end of a twin bill he'd prefer to pitch. "Not a smart move," said a Marlin in uniform. "It's a slap in the face to Ricky." Asked if he was unhappy about the late change, Nolasco replied, "No comment."
Fantasy Tip: It's not clear if the protocol Spencer cites is widely observed, but it's clear that many in the clubhouse weren't happy. The fantasy implications of this issue are minimal, but it's evidence that the Marlins' front office doesn't have the interests of its personnel in mind and doesn't communicate well, which are surprises to no one. The franchise has a couple of World Series to show for its methods, but its decision-makers only add to a deserved reputation as a cold organization. The environment isn't positive, and it can have an effect on players' production, albeit one difficult to measure. This won't help in the club's eventual pursuit of prized free agents.
Sun, 14 Apr 2013 20:03:25 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez is the first pitcher 20 or younger to allow less than two runs and less than four hits in each of his first two career starts since Rudy May of the Los Angeles Angels in 1965.
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 21:51:38 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez gave up one run and three hits over five innings Sunday, April 7, against the New York Mets, walking one and striking out eight. It was a record amount of strikeouts for a Marlins pitcher in his Major League debut.
Fantasy Tip: Fernandez had never pitched above Class A, so this was pretty impressive. The team plans to keep him on a pitch count all season and limit him to 150-170 innings. He is a nice addition in NL-only fantasy leagues if he can duplicate these results regularly, and he is a must-have in long-term keeper formats.
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 10:57:41 -0700
Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said SP Jose Fernandez will be on an innings and pitch-count limit this season. He is slated to throw between 150-170 innings but Beinfest did not give specifics regarding a pitch count.
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:30:44 -0700
The Miami Marlins have revised their pitching rotation as a result of SPs Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) and Nathan Eovaldi (shoulder) landing on the 15-day disabled list. SP Ricky Nolasco will start the season opener against the Washington Nationals Monday, April 1. SP Kevin Slowey, who was originally scheduled to be the No. 5 starter, will pitch Wednesday, April 3, and SP Wade LeBlanc will pitch the final game of the series Thursday, April 4. SP Alex Sanabia will start against the New York Mets Friday, April 5, Nolasco will pitch Saturday, April 6, and SP Jose Fernandez will make his MLB debut Sunday, April 7.
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:23:43 -0700
The Miami Marlins have purchased the contracts of Ps Jose Fernandez, John Maine, Chad Qualls and Kevin Slowey, OF Austin Kearns, 1B Casey Kotchman and SS Chris Valaika.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:07:44 -0700
The Miami Marlins assigned SP Jose Fernandez and OF Jake Marisnick to minor league camp. P Chris Hatcher was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:52:26 -0800
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (head) left the team's simulated game Wednesday, Feb. 20, after being hit in the head with a pitch from SP Jose Fernandez.
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