Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/12/13
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. Your browser does not support iframes. 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 Braves. But t...
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