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Why was Miami rookie Jose Fernandez embarrassed?
Fernandez just concluded a phenomenal rookie season, beating the Atlanta Braves 5-2 with seven innings of five-hit, one-run ball in Miami on Wednesday night.
But Fernandez said he was embarrassed?
Wait. It gets better.
The 21-year-old Fernandez (12-6, 2.19 ERA), one of the top candidates for the NL Rookie of the Year award, not only beat the first-place Braves, he hit his first major league home run in the win.
Yet, he was embarrassed?
This is why -- from admiring his long drive (watch the replay) to spitting at third base during his home run trot to what occurs when he reaches home plate.
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Fernandez, second to Clayton Kershaw's 1.92 in NL ERA, was making his final start of the season as the Marlins opted to shut down the 2011 first-round pick after he reached 170 innings. He entered Wednesday's start with 165 2/3 innings.
Before homering, Fernandez was cruising against the Brave...
BEST OF MAXIM
Not even one of the best rookies in the National League is exempt from one of the oldest rituals in professional sports.
A night after Jose Fernandez capped an impressive first season in the majors with a win over Atlanta, Fernandez was required to dress up -- or dress down -- for work as part of rookie hazing on Thursday.
While he wore his Marlins jersey during the team's...
MIAMI -- Everyone understood going in that Wednesday night's start against the Atlanta Braves would be Jose Fernandez's final outing of a sensational rookie season.
Who knew the native Cuban's flair for the dramatic also would produce his first career home run and the prompting of the first benches-clearing incident in his major-league career?
Fernandez pitched another...
MIAMI -- Benches and bullpens cleared during the sixth inning of Wednesday night's game between the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves immediately after Marlins' rookie Jose Fernandez rounded the bases on his first career home run and exchanged words with Braves catcher Brian McCann.
With Miami ahead 4-1, nobody on base and two out in the sixth, Fernandez connected on Mike...
Jose Fernandez makes his final start of 2013 on Wednesday. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)
Jose Fernandez looks to electrify South Florida one last time
Just in case he hasn’t locked it up already, Miami Marlins’ starting pitcher and 2013 All-Star, Jose Fernandez, will have one last start to make his case for the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year award on Wednesday...
Jose Fernandez saved his first home run for his final at-bat of his rookie season.
But in the end Wednesday the hit was the last thing anybody was talking about. It was the first three steps he took out of the batter's box the flip of his bat and the hot-dogging he did before rounding the bases an immature rookie mistake his manager said and one the Braves took exception to...
Tonight the Miami Marlins rookie phenom pitcher Jose Fernandez, hit his first major league home run against the Atlanta Braves. It’s not everyday that a pitcher takes one deep. But when they do, they usually make the highlight shows. Well, Mr. Fernandez will make the highlights for something else. The kid showboated like Barry Bonds after his first career homer. That didn’t sit...
Tweet Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez is probably your 2013 National League Rookie of the Year. He made his last start of the season Wednesday evening and entered the game with a 2.23 ERA (2nd in NL), 0.97 WHIP (3rd), .181 batting average against (1st), and 182 strikeouts (8th) in 165.2 innings of […]
In his season finale, Miami Marlins rookie sensation Jose Fernandez pitched seven innings, hit his first major-league homer and engaged in a standoff with the annoyed Atlanta Braves that cleared both benches and bullpens.
When he had completed his eventful evening, Fernandez slowly walked off the mound one last time, removing his cap as the crowd gave him a standing ovation. Two...
It isn’t often you can say this, but the best show in baseball Wednesday took place in Miami. Though it was a game between the going-nowhere hosts and the certainly-going-somewhere Braves, the hosts had Jose Fernandez on the mound, and before the Marlins equivalent of a full house, Fernandez did everything in what would be […]
As the 2013 season hits the stretch run, a certain 21-year-old pitcher with Cuban roots may be primed to overtake a certain 22-year-old slugger, also with Cuban roots, in this week's MLB Rookie Watch.
Unfortunately, these wunderkinds reside in the National League, meaning one will be left out in the cold, metaphorically speaking, in mid-November.
1. SP Jose Fernandez, Marlins...
Your browser does not support iframes. Benches cleared during the sixth inning of the Miami Marlins’ 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, and a spat between Jose Fernandez and Chris Johnson is at the heart of the matter. Things started in the top of the sixth when Johnson laced a 97-mph fastball from […]
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond wants Jose Fernandez to tone down his exuberant behavior.
Redmond says the Atlanta Braves had a legitimate grievance with the rookie pitcher's behavior, which led to a bench-clearing confrontation.
The Braves were unhappy Fernandez stood at home plate admiring his home run, then spat toward the Braves' Chris Johnson while rounding third...
The tater trot tracker is a bit behind as I prepare for my wedding this weekend. Many apologies for that. Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up at some point.
But let’s get down to why we’re here today.
Home Run of the Day: Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins – 28.58 seconds [video]
A 21-year-old superstar pitcher hits his first career home run in what has already been announced as...
Get these pitcher ranks a day in advance and grab waiver wire starters before your league does!We’re pretty used to seeing Jose Fernandez atop our Daily SP Rankings, but take a look at Wednesday’s top 7 and tell me how many of them you projected to be above average or better pitchers this season? Fernandez, Anibal Sanchez, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Mike Minor, Patrick Corbin, Sonny Gray...