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...