May 5, 2013, 8:51 AM EST
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:
Orioles 5, Angels 4 (10 innings)
Dodgers 9, Giants 10 (10 innings)
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