In the race for the National League Rookie of the Year, Jose Fernandez has seemingly distanced himself from the pack.
The Marlins' All-Star right-hander has only gotten better as the season wears on, going from a 4.50 ERA in April to 1.15 in August. But in a duel with Miami's young gun Friday at Turner Field, the Braves' Julio Teheran continued to make quite the case for himself as the calendar turns to September.
"I tried to do my best and show everybody what I can do," Teheran said after allowing one run and four hits, while striking out eight in 6 13 innings to get the best of Fernandez (three hits, two runs and eight K's in six innings) in Atlanta's 2-1 victory.
Teheran (11-7) improved to 4-2 with a 2.23 ERA in eight starts since the All-Star break, but is it enough to supplant Kid K. -- a nickname Marlins radio commentator Glenn Geffner has bestowed upon Fernandez -- in the latest Rookie Watch? (NOTE: All stats through Sept. 2)
1. Jose Fernandez, Marlins P
10-6, 2.33 ERA, 0...