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Jose Fernandez does it again: seven scoreless versus Rockies

Aug 24, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT

Jose Fernandez AP

Jose Fernandez furthered his Rookie of the Year case Saturday, hurling seven scoreless innings versus the Rockies to improve to 10-5 on the season.

A.J. Ramos and Steve Cishek finished the 3-0 shutout.

Fernandez has overtaken Shelby Miller, Julio Teheran and Hyun-Jin Ryu over the last couple of months to head the rookie class of NL pitchers. It’s quite a group. Those four were among the 11 NL starters with sub-3.00 ERAs at the start of the day, and oddly enough, all four were slated to start today. Teheran and Ryu did see their ERAs jump over 3.00 in losses. Teheran’s Braves were defeated by Miller’s Cardinals.

Here’s how all four stand at the moment:

Fernandez: 10-5, 2.30 ERA in 152 2/3 IP
Miller: 12-8, 2.90 ERA in 139 2/3 IP
Teheran: 10-7, 3.08 ERA in 155 IP
Ryu: 12-5, 3.08 ERA in 160 2/3 IP

Fernandez has a chance to finish with one of the lowest ERAs ever for a 20-year-old hurler. Here are the low marks since 1901 (min 162 IP):

1.39 – Harry Krause (1909 Athletics)
1.53 – Dwight Gooden (1985 Mets)
1.65 – Walter Johnson (1908 Senators)
1.69 – Smokey Joe Wood (1910 Red Sox)
2.37 – Johnny Lush (1906 Athletics)
2.41 – Christy Mathewson (1901 Giants)
2.44 – Babe Ruth (1915 Red Sox)
2.48 – Fernando Valenzuela (1981 Dodgers)

The Marlins are cutting Fernandez off at 170 innings this year, so he’d seem to have three starts left at the most. That may hurt his chances in the competition with Yasiel Puig for Rookie of the Year honors.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 24, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Well, Puig seems to have been christened the rancid flavor of the week by the incestuous brotherhood of spawrtsrighters, so his ostracism by the witless hoard might counterbalance El Keed’s early shutdown, especially if Yasiel – oh, what an alien name that is – throws another tantrum. Much as we like to fool ourselves into thinking that the skwibes are looking at the numbers, they’ll also be looking at their vision, floating in dusky effulgence, of Puig’s swarthy ungrateful scowl and comparing it to the ignis fatuuous of El Keed’s giddy, just-happy-to-be-here awr-shucks neon grin.

    A little more information about tonight’s performance: El Keed allowed four hits, walked none and struck out eight.The lone extra base hit was a double by Cuddyear. His strike/ball ratio was 97-67.

    Must go now. I have to saute some ripe plantains in butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet balsamic reduction and a touch of cognac for tomorrow morning’s multigrain buttermilk pancakes.

    • imnotyourbuddyguy - Aug 25, 2013 at 12:28 AM

      1/10

      • Old Gator - Aug 25, 2013 at 7:28 AM

        But does it go to eleven? Or can’t you count that high when you run out of fingers?

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - Aug 25, 2013 at 1:15 PM

        How long did it take you to prepare that? Because as we all know you take time to think out your Dennis Miller wannabe comments because you figure you’re playing up to an audience to earn your PHT cred.

        I bet you dig role-play games
        LMAO @ guys with an online persona, that is just a copy of a well know douche.
        Old guy like you must have been glued to the tv on Saturday nights waiting for Weekend Update on SNL huh?

        #reality #truth #dennismillerfanclub

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - Aug 25, 2013 at 1:15 PM

        #destroyed

      • Old Gator - Aug 25, 2013 at 2:07 PM

        ‘Tis true, you have a certain advantage because, witless excuse for a troll that you are, you readily post messages that did not have to be thought out in the first place.

        You also have no concept whatsoever of Dennis Miller’s style, themes or delivery – or you’d realize (a difficult term to apply to you) that my take has nothing in common with his. I seriously doubt if you ever understood any of his routines anyway.

      • Old Gator - Aug 25, 2013 at 2:08 PM

        #selfcongratulatorybuffoon

  2. dolphindubs - Aug 24, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Thats right, Babe Ruth. Until one of these other positions players who rock ungodly amounts of HR’s and RBI’s and other stats ALSO put up numbers as a pitcher, they’ll never go down as the greatest ever. Hank Aaron? Nope. Barry Bonds? Nope. Babe Ruth = Greatest Baseball Player of All-Time.

    • erbaodai - Aug 25, 2013 at 12:38 AM

      Zack Greinke won a Cy Young award and is putting up superb hitting numbers this year.

  3. sampleskaren - Aug 25, 2013 at 7:22 AM

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    • proudlycanadian - Aug 25, 2013 at 9:58 AM

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  4. hushbrother - Aug 25, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Doc Gooden, 1.53 ERA, age 20 … all these years later that’s still hard to process.

    On the other hand, he pitched 276 innings, over 100 more than Fernandez will log this year, and though he remained an excellent pitcher after 1985, he was never again a dominant one. The drugs may have had something to do with that, but I think there’s no question the heavy workload at that young age had a lasting effect.

  5. Carl Hancock - Aug 25, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Speaking of Doc Gooden, read his new memoir. It’s a good read, especially for any baseball fans who watched his career unfold. It was just released this summer. He doesn’t hold back and it details knows drug use, etc. Including missing the 1986 championship parade because he was in some strangers apartment in the projects doing coke all night.

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