Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/7/13
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez covered his mouth with that big orange glove of his and shouted words unfit to print in English Spanish or any tongue known to men who understand the heartache of dastardly luck. It was a swinging bunt that did in Fernandez’s no-hit bid in the fifth inning of a 7-0 Marlins victory by a kid named Zach Walters in his Major League Baseball debut. A pinch-hitter Walters swung out of his rookie shoes and out popped a perfect dribbler. The ball rolled down the third-base line. Jack Nicklaus Gary Player or Bobby Jones couldn’t have putted the thing any better. All third baseman Placido Polanco could do was watch. “It was one of those hits but he did what he needed to do and kept us in the game” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said of Fernandez. “His day will come.” From there it was just another Friday night in early September between a pair of teams enduring the grizzled end parts of tough seasons. Of course everything feels better with Kid Fernandez on the...
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