• Fernandez cool and collected in history-making debut

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 8, 2013
    Fernandez, the youngest Marlins pitcher ever to make his MLB debut, struck out eight while allowing one run on three hits over five innings. The eight strikeouts, including freezing David Wright on three pitches in the fourth inning, are the most ever by a Marlin in a big league debut. After that, it’s not certain as to what was more harrowing for the kid, his escape from Castro’s Cuba that included dodging bullets, diving into shark-infested waters to save his mother’s life and two stints in the Communist island’s rat-infested prisons, or sitting around for another agonizing 2½ hours, through four more Marlins pitching changes, until being deprived of his first big-league victory when sidearming closer Steve Cishek blew the game in the ninth.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Miami Marlins young pitcher Jose Fernandez lights up Citi Field, shuts down NY Mets

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