Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Jose Fernandez, the 20-year old Marlins pitching phenom, suffocated the Mets tonight as Miami beat them by the score of 8-1 to take their second straight game of the series. Collin McHugh made his first start of the season and he was in trouble right from the start. The righthander lasted just four innings and was charged with four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out one. The fact that he was manhandled by one of the most anemic offenses in the game was discouraging to say the least. Meanwhile, the story of the game was rookie Jose Fernandez who pitched with all the swagger of a veteran ace and is exceeding all expectations despite being promoted after only 138 minor league innings. The kid was absolutely dominating with an overpowering fastball and that devastating hammer curve. He pitched seven scoreless  innings and allowed three harmless singles while striking out eight. Nasty stuff… Offensively, the Mets were firing blanks for the second night in a row. David Wr...
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