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Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

May 5, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

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The Marlins are largely unwatchable this season, especially when Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) is sidelined. But Jose Fernandez starts are becoming appointment viewing.

Fernandez, 20, fired seven scoreless innings Saturday in Miami’s 2-0 victory over the Phillies, yielding just one hit and one walk while fanning a career-high nine batters. He now boasts a 3.48 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and a total of 32 strikeouts through his first 31 major league innings.

Fernandez was the 14th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft and then soared through the Marlins’ minor league system. He should be up in the bigs for good.

Your Saturday box scores:

Twins 3, Indians 7

Athletics 2, Yankees 4

Reds 6, Cubs 4

Mariners 8, Blue Jays 1

Orioles 5, Angels 4 (10 innings)

Cardinals 7, Brewers 6

Nationals 5, Pirates 4

Marlins 2, Phillies 0

White Sox 0, Royals 2

Tigers 17, Astros 2

Red Sox 1, Rangers 5

Rays 3, Rockies 9

Diamondbacks 8, Padres 1

Dodgers 9, Giants 10 (10 innings)

  1. indaburg - May 5, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    A thorough thrashing last night of my Rays by the Rockies last night. A late night scoring change of an error means that all 9 runs were charged to one Monsieur Price. Price looked bad again. No excuses. He received a fair strike zone. His velocity was a tick down, as it has been all season. Location was poor. I’ve begun to wonder, if the Rays are out of it by mid-season, if this is Price’s last season as a Ray.

    • randomdigits - May 5, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      I am sure that despite the huge bump in TV revenue that all teams will be enjoying that the Rays will proclaim they can not afford to keep Price.

      • indaburg - May 5, 2013 at 10:21 AM

        Yes. Sternberg has already said so. Last week, he said something like we can re-sign Price, but we’ll have no one but Longoria and Price. To which I responded, and how is that different from now exactly? Sure, we have Zobrist and Moore, but they’re grossly underpaid for the market.

  2. Old Gator - May 5, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Not only did the Feesh’s affable wunderkind pick up his first victory but Marcel Ozuna slugged what ought to be the first of many major league home runs off Cole Hamels, who pitched well enough to win most games not against the Feesh juggernaut. Keep your eyes on Ozuna, who looks, in his early going, like he could form a lethal duo with the Iron Giant when he eventually comes off the DL next month: two big, fast, powerful guys with rail gun throwing arms who could squelch as many runs by choking off their opponents’ running games as they could score or drive in – and the real game changer down thr road could be that the Giant will finally have a guy batting behind him that opposing peetchers actually need to think about.

    In winning for Fernandez the Feesh also became only the second worst team in MLB (although they remain the worst team in real baseball) when they improved their record to 9-22 as the designatedhitterball-degraded ‘Stros fell to 8-23 after getting really sheschmettered by the Tiggers, 17-2. Better yet, no Feesh got thrown out or peecked off in some boneheaded baserunning blunder last night, either.

    • paperlions - May 5, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      The Marlins are 1 game behind Toronto.

      • Old Gator - May 5, 2013 at 11:19 AM

        I’ve tried not to think about that for the sake of my Canadian friends. However, bear in mind that despite how awful Toronto has been, they’ve been playing the Borg and Boston numerosos tiempos while the Feesh have played the Cubs, the Twins and the Mets over the past two weeks and have been scraping the bottom of the barrel in defiance of the Biblical adjuration “scrape not lest ye be scraped.” Moreover, the Feesh have gotten some pretty decent performances out of their peetching staff (though the boolpen has been as inconsistent as Obama on Syria). Plus, of course, the Feather Lice have borne the burden of great expectations with all the grace and aplomb of an Orc trying to pick up a marinated blonde tattoo parlor secretary at your local singles bar, whereas the Feesh have lived up to their low expectation with the fidelity of a beagle to his DEA patrol buddy.

        But yeah, the bottom line is that, as the sentient postapocalyptic cockroach exclaimed while crawling over a sodden, tattered Playmate of the Year foldout in the basement of an irradiated New York tenement, “no kud be such ugly.”

      • historiophiliac - May 5, 2013 at 12:10 PM

        dirtyharry will be jealous you stole his thunder.

      • paperlions - May 5, 2013 at 12:14 PM

        I’m offended. I wasn’t reveling unnecessarily in someone’s misfortune while being a giant jackwagon in the process. Just pointing out the similarity in record between teams that made a trade because one team was willing to spending a lot of money on players and the team was willing to spending none.

      • historiophiliac - May 5, 2013 at 12:29 PM

        I don’t know how anyone could be offended by harry. He’s too ridiculous to take seriously. I rather enjoy his absurdity. But, I’m sorry if I offended you. I was not saying that you two would present that info in the same way and with the same intent — just that you beat harry to putting up painful info for Jays fans.

      • paperlions - May 5, 2013 at 2:35 PM

        I was offended by being compared to him (because he’s an idiot).

        /really not offended

      • historiophiliac - May 5, 2013 at 2:54 PM

        poseuerlion! lol

        (The idiots are out in force today.)

      • dirtyharry1971 - May 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM

        im an idiot? the next smart thing you write on here will be the first

      • paperlions - May 5, 2013 at 5:59 PM

        Yes, you are an idiot…and, even THAT was smarter than nearly everything you post. Like all things in life, natural variation has graced you with the occasional non-idiotic comment.

  3. kcrobert10 - May 5, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Go royals go. They keep winning despite all the off days due to rain. This team looks very good and while they may not win the division cause Detroit is rolling they should be right there for a playoff berth via wildcard there 1st since 1985…

  4. sometimesimisscandlestick - May 5, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    I can’t wait to see what the Giants can do when their starting pitching settles back down.

  5. dirtyharry1971 - May 5, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    has anyone seen proudly? hahahhahaa

    • historiophiliac - May 5, 2013 at 1:09 PM

      Yes, he commented on the post just before this one. This was utterly disappointing, harry. You were doing so well and really putting effort into your trolls. A couple of them have been downright informed. Maybe you need more coffee this am.

      • dirtyharry1971 - May 5, 2013 at 4:50 PM

        more coffee it is

    • Old Gator - May 5, 2013 at 4:17 PM

      I thought maybe he was out treating himself to a beer after the Feather Lice pounded the Crew if the Minnow into sardine jelly this afternoon, avoiding the ultimate disgrace of being tied with the Feesh, who are pulping the Feelies like manioc roots, for second worst team in MLB.

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