Considered one of the best young arms in baseball, Jose Fernandez continues to impress for the Miami Marlins.
With Johnny Cueto sidelined, the Cincinnati Reds are expecting big things from 23-year-old Tony Cingrani.
Major league-worst Miami is hoping to have slugger Giancarlo Stanton back Thursday night as Fernandez takes the mound opposite Cingrani in the opener of this four-game set at Great American Ball Park.
After allowing one run and striking out eight over five innings in his big league debut April 7 against the Mets, the 20-year-old Fernandez (0-0, 0.82 ERA) dazzled again Saturday against Philadelphia, surrendering two hits and two walks over six scoreless frames.
"He's good. He's got good stuff," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel told MLB's official website. "I was surprised he got his breaking ball and threw his changeup and got it over like he did. That impressed me as much as his fastball. His fastball is good. He's young. He's good. He's got a chance to be very good."...