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April 30, 2014

What You Need to Know

Jose Fernandez, All Over the Field

by Daniel Rathman


The Tuesday Takeaway
Jose Fernandez can do things on a baseball field that most pitchers can’t—or, in many cases, wouldn’t even dream of.

On the mound on Tuesday night, he fired eight scoreless innings against the Braves for the second consecutive start. It was the fifth 24-out effort of the right-hander’s young career, and the first in which he struck out fewer than 10 batters. For Fernandez—whose breaking ball has its own nickname—the nine-whiff, eight-punchout night ranks as unspectacular.

But the 21-year-old’s contributions in Tuesday’s 9-0 rout went far beyond the hill.

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nschneider

Actually, it took the Blue Jays relievers only two innings to cough up seven runs.

Apr 30, 2014 03:50 AM
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BP staff member Daniel Rathman
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Fixed, thanks.

Apr 30, 2014 04:34 AM
 
JasonPennini

I love Jose Fernandez

Apr 30, 2014 05:00 AM
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Kyle Matte

Of note, regarding:

"Unless Stroman, who has not recorded a seventh-inning out in any of his five minor-league assignments to date, can offer the Blue Jays more length, replacing McGowan with the Duke product might not make any difference."

Stroman has been on a bit of a pitch count in the minor leagues. I believe his limit was 80 last night and he still made it through six. If he was allowed to go 100 I think he'd have completed seven innings, easy.

Apr 30, 2014 07:34 AM
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BP staff member Daniel Rathman
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Yep, that's actually why I worded it that way. It'll be interesting to see if he can be as efficient in the majors and sustain his stuff closer to 100.

Apr 30, 2014 07:40 AM
 
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