Miami Marlins‘ starting pitcher Jose Fernandez pitched eight innings of scoreless baseball against the Atlanta Braves for the second time this season. The 21-year-old pitcher seems to have the Braves’ number. In his last start against the Braves, Fernandez struck out a career-high 14 batters en route to a 1-0 win against Braves’ pitcher Alex Wood.
In his second meeting against the Braves this season, Fernandez once again went head-to-head with Wood. The outcome of the game was no different, except this time the Marlins were able to give the young pitcher a nine-run cushion. In his eight innings of two-hit baseball, Fernandez struck out eight hitters. The win was his fourth of the season and brings his record to 4-1.
Fernandez is one of the few rare talents even a casual fan can recognize. Marlins fans look forward to every fifth day because they know their young phenom will take to the mound. He possesses a great fastball, but has a swooping curveball that can fool most batters, including many veterans.
During both of his starts against the Braves, Fernandez kept the offense guessing with his curveball, but he did not hesitate to mix in a fastball in the high 90s. It is rare to see a young pitcher who can dominate with such ease. and there is no doubt that this young pitcher has a bright future ahead of him. He has earned the respect from his fellow teammates in the dugout, and his exuberance makes it hard not to like him. Watching him pitch is truly special.