Originally written on MarlinsBaseball.com  |  Last updated 4/7/13
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 struggles continued as he allowed a run in his lone inning of work.   In the ninth, Steve Cishek gave up two runs to pick up his first blown save and loss of the year.  The Marlins’ closer now has a 15.43 E.R.A on the year. The offense did it’s part of getting on base but once again had difficulty adding on which wound up costing the team.  Thirteen hits were collected including four doubles but Miami left twelve runners on base.   The Marlins were a combined 2-14 with runners in scoring position wasted numerous opportunities to expand the lead early on.  One of those doubles came off the bat of Chris Valaika who made his debut for the Marlins in place of Placido Polanco.  The utility player wound up with a two hit day and should see time at second, third and possibly first base in the days to come. Miami heads home on Monday to take on the Atlanta Braves with Kevin Slowey scheduled to make his second start of the year.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Toronto column after trade details Kessel's love of hot dogs

A-Rod, Yankees, union in talks to donate HR bonus to charity

Dez Bryant, Cowboys reportedly on verge of contract extension

Report: Braxton Miller to reveal 'immediate plans' next week

Kobe responds to Aldridge report with funny meme

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

One pitch away: Carrasco loses no-hitter in bottom of the 9th

England loses World Cup semifinal to Japan in heartbreaking fashion

Braxton Miller had 'successful' check-up visit

Raptors signing Carroll is shrewdest move of free agency

Report: Los Angeles Clippers will sign Paul Pierce

With Kevin Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Putting Chris Sale’s strikeout streak in historical perspective

Chargers job listing: Applicants must be open to move to LA

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Cavs on verge of shattering NBA's luxury tax record

Sizing up baseball's (potential) trade deadline sellers

Emmitt Smith backs out as judge at Miss USA Pageant

Holes-in-one at PGA Tour event means $100 in fans' pockets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

David West explains why he opted out of Pacers contract

Warriors, Draymond Green agree to 5-year, $85 million deal

Twins call up top prospect Miguel Sano

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

With Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

Odell Beckham Jr. offered professional baseball contract

Orioles keep finding a way to win

Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Selecting the 2015 AL All-Stars

NBA Draft grades: Eastern Conference

Under the radar NBA free agents

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.