The precious grains of sand are rapidly slipping away through the hourglass of Jose Fernandez’s rookie season as the innings pile up.
If Saturday was the final appearance of the season on the mound at Marlins Park for the Cuban phenom the 3-0 victory over the Rockies was a fitting finale for a dominant maiden home campaign.
Fernandez (10-5) who came into the game with a major league-leading 1.40 home ERA took it even lower while improving to 7-0 in Miami by holding the Rockies to four hits in seven innings.
He extended his streak of allowing two or fewer earned runs to 13 consecutive home starts the longest since 1921 according to STATS LLC.
“Frankly it’s been a fun ride” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said prior to the game about watching Fernandez’s rookie run of success. “I think the amazing thing is how humble he remains.
“He appreciates the opportunity to be pitching in the big leagues. But at the same time he’s very focused an what he needs to do and what he needs to accomp...