MIAMI Jose Fernandez took the Marlins Park mound Saturday afternoon, five days after suffering the shortest outing of his young career.
The Miami Marlins only hope they can rebound as successfully as Fernandez did.
The 20-year-old rookie struck out eight in seven scoreless innings of Miamis 8-1 victory against the New York Mets.
On Memorial Day, Fernandez surrendered seven runs (four earned) in just 3 13 innings in Miamis 10-6 loss at Tampa Bay.
I took away a lot of stuff from that outing that Ive been working on this week and Im going to keep working on. Fernandez said. You have to know and you have to learn when youre at this level.
The games here are intense. You dont want to look bad, but you could give up 10 runs in two minutes.
Fernandezs mom was in attendance Saturday to see him win for the first time in Miami. The Marlins ace flew her in from Tampa in the morning, and the two enjoyed a waterside lunch before the game.
Im pretty happy about everything that happened to...