Originally written on MarlinsBaseball.com  |  Last updated 11/10/14
The Major League debut of Jose Fernandez went about as well as the Miami Marlins could have hoped until he left the game.   The phenom set a Marlins record by striking out eight batters in his debut.  Unfortunately with a pitch limit in place, Fernandez was lifted after five innings and it all went downhill from there.  At the end of the day, the New York Mets came away 4-3 winners on Sunday to send Miami to a last place tally of 1-5. The 20 year old right-hander was poised from the start and retired the first ten batters he faced with an electrifying fastball and nasty off-speed complimenting pitches.   The Mets were kept off balance and at times looked like they were facing a Cy Young winner instead of a guy who never pitched above A-ball.   Fernandez walked one, gave up three hits and allowed one run in his five innings.   Before the game, manager Mike Redmond had stated Fernandez was on an 85 pitch limit and he wound up throwing 80 in the game.   A.J. Ramos’ early season struggl...
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