Jose FernandezSP MIA 22 hours ago
Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reiterated Friday that Fernandez's innings are likely to be restricted over the final two months of the regular season.
An innings limit for Fernandez has not been brought up at length for a while, but Morosi first reported in February that the Marlins would look to conserve Fernandez's innings with him coming off Tommy John surgery, and it's worth mentioning again given the team's expected trade for starters Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea. It's not clear exactly how the Marlins plan to cap Fernandez's innings -- and what the team's actual target is -- but he totaled 89.1 innings last year and has never thrown more than 172.2 innings in a season, which suggests it's unlikely he will reach the 200-inning mark. Fernandez sits at 125.2 innings through 20 starts in 2016.
Jose FernandezSP MIA 1 day ago
Fernandez (12-5) gave up five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out nine over five innings in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
A pair of homers in the third inning and a two-run rally in the fifth ruined the electric righty's day, but he's still piling up the strikeouts at a nearly historic pace. With 184 whiffs in 125.2 innings, Fernandez is working on the third-highest strikeout rate by a starter in MLB history, not far behind Randy Johonson's 2001 and Pedro Martinez's 1999. He is, however, giving up hard contact at the highest rate of his career, so Fernandez is making a bit of a tradeoff in his quest for more whiffs. Other than the occasional dud like this one, though, it hasn't impacted his stats -- he still has a sterling 2.79 ERA.
Jose FernandezSP MIA 6 days ago
Fernandez (12-4) allowed two runs on seven hits, struck out seven and walked two in seven innings during a victory over the Mets on Saturday.
The 23-year-old threw 78 of his 110 pitches for strikes, inducing 16 swing-and-misses. Fernandez now has at least seven strikeouts in eight straight outings, and he's only walked more than two in a start once during that time. Over his last three appearances, Fernandez is 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA, 29 strikeouts and four walks in 20.1 innings. He will look to keep it going in his next start Thursday versus the Phillies.
Jose FernandezSP MIA 2 weeks ago
Fernandez took a no-decision on Monday, holding the Phillies to two runs in 6.1 innings. He allowed four hits, walked two, and struck out a whopping 14.
Fernandez has been fantastic this season. Since May 1 the righty has allowed more than two runs in just three starts, and in that time he has struck out double-digit batters six times. He'll carry a 2.53 ERA and 1.01 WHIP into his start Saturday against the Mets.
Jose FernandezSP MIA 3 weeks ago
Fernandez was charged with one unearned run on six hits over seven innings in a win over the Reds on Friday. He struck out eight and did not issue a walk.
Taking advantage of a favorable matchup at home, Fernandez returned to form following a rare poor performance against Atlanta his last time out. The 23-year-old was excellent throughout the first half, ranking inside the top six in the NL in wins, strikeouts, ERA and WHIP. The question heading into the break is: how many innings does Fernandez have left after he tossed just 64.2 last year in his first season back from Tommy John surgery? Fernandez's agent, Scott Boras, and the team have discussed a limit, and while a firm cap was never disclosed, something in the 170-180 range seems likely.
Jose FernandezSP MIA 4 weeks ago
Fernandez (10-4) suffered through a rare beating in Saturday's 9-1 loss to the Braves despite recording eight whiffs, giving up nine runs (six earned) on eight hits and a walk over 5.2 innings.
The hard-throwing righty couldn't figure out a Braves squad that he'd entered Saturday's game with a 4-1 career record against. Fernandez came into the sixth inning having only given up a first-inning, two-run homer to Freddie Freeman, but then unraveled when he allowed four consecutive batters to hit safely, and saw a fifth reach on a throwing error. The final blow was a 390-foot three-run shot by Jace Peterson that closed out the seven-run frame. While he's always been a more effective pitcher at home, it was still highly unusual to see the 23-year-old hit as hard as he was, especially considering the opposition. Fernandez will try to put the outing behind him when he takes on the Reds next Friday.
Jose FernandezSP MIA 1 month ago
Fernandez (10-3) struck out 13 over seven innings Sunday while giving up just one run on four hits and three walks in a win over the Cubs.
He generated an incredible 23 swinging strikes in 108 pitches to record his sixth double-digit strikeout game of the season. Fernandez's 138 K's on the season are already new franchise record for strikeouts before the All-Star break and he'll get two more chances to pad that total, including Saturday's start in Atlanta.
Jose FernandezSP MIA 1 month ago
Fernandez allowed just one hit and two walks over seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts but took a no-decision in Tuesday's game against Atlanta.
Fernandez showed no rust whatsoever after skipping his last start. He now has quality starts in seven of his past eight starts and has lowered his ERA from 4.28 to 2.36 in that span. Fernandez's seven strikeouts Tuesday is actually his second-lowest total in the hot streak. He now has an absurd 125 strikeouts in just 87.2 innings, and his 12.8 K/9 is a full strikeout better than the next best qualified pitcher, Stephen Strasburg (11.4 K/9).
Jose FernandezSP MIA 1 month ago
Fernandez will skip his next start, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
According to manager Don Mattingly, missing this start has nothing to do with any sort of injury and is a part of a pre-season plan, and Fernandez will skip another start at some point later this season. Fernandez wasn't sharp in his last start Saturday, allowing four earned runs, but he only allowed three total runs in the last five starts prior to that.
Jose FernandezSP MIA 2 months ago
Fernandez (9-3) gave up four runs on five hits while striking out eight in Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Despite shutting down the first 17 hitters he faced, Fernandez was tagged with his first loss since April 29. Midway through the sixth, The Marlins ace seemed to have the kind of stuff that pitchers have when they throw a no-hitter, maybe even a perfect game. But it ended with five straight two-out hits by the Diamondbacks in the sixth. Those five batters scored more runs (four) than Fernandez had allowed in the previous 41 innings combined.