|N.Y. Mets (22-31)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||5||1|
|Miami (15-41) «||1||1||0||2||0||0||4||0||x||8||13||0|
He pitched seven scoreless innings and had two hits with an RBI to help the Miami Marlins past the Mets 8-1 on Saturday. Fernandez (3-3) allowed just three hits and struck out eight to give the Marlins their fourth winning streak of the season. Miami has won two straight games three times and three in a row once.
Fernandez retired his final 11 hitters and struck out the side in the seventh. He also had an RBI single in in the second, and doubled and scored in the seventh. He did this all in front of his mom, who he flew in from their adopted hometown of Tampa on Saturday morning. She saw him win as a major leaguer for the first time.
"I woke up early, I went and picked her up and then we had lunch together," he said. "She was here watching the game. Anytime I get to see my family that makes me very happy."
With the Marlins trying to keep his pitch count low, the rookie said he was not thinking shutout despite being at 87 pitches through seven innings.
"Nope. I was thinking one pitch at a time," he said. "I wasn't thinking about anything else. I was thinking about making pitches and keeping the ball low."
Fernandez was coming off his shortest outing of the season. He surrendered seven runs -- four earned -- in 3 1/3 innings at Tampa Bay on May 27.
"I was a little upset like I should be after that game, but the next day was another day," Fernandez said. "It was time to get work done and I'm pretty happy how I came back."
Marlins manager Mike Redmond said he was confident Fernandez would pitch well Saturday.
"He's been able to bounce back after a tough start and be great and he was again today," Redmond said.
It was Fernandez's third start against the Mets, his first with a decision.
"I'm going to tell you something, if he throws like he did today, I don't care if you see him 30 times, he's going to get you out," Mets manager Terry Collins said.
Collin McHugh (0-1) gave up four runs and six hits in four-plus innings. He walked three and struck out one in his first start of the season.
"If Polanco lets up there, we don't get that run. That set the tone," Redmond said.
Miami went ahead 2-0 in the second when Fernandez singled to score Jeff Mathis from first base. Mathis walked with two outs, and scored when Fernandez lined a single into deep left-center.
Miami had lost nine in a row and 16 of 18 before winning Friday night.
|Players of the Game|
|New York Mets|
|Omar Quintanilla, SS||3||0||2||0||0||1||0||.444|
|a- Justin Turner, PH-SS||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.295|
|Daniel Murphy, 2B||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.298|
|David Wright, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.277|
|Lucas Duda, LF||4||0||1||0||0||2||1||.238|
|John Buck, C||4||0||0||0||0||3||1||.222|
|Rick Ankiel, CF||2||0||0||0||1||1||1||.205|
|Ike Davis, 1B||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.160|
|Jordany Valdespin, RF||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.209|
|b- Marlon Byrd, PH-RF||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.246|
|Collin McHugh, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Robert Carson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Greg Burke, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Juan Lagares, PH||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||.146|
|Brandon Lyon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-doubled for Quintanilla in the 8th|
|b-singled for Valdespin in the 8th|
|c-hit into fielder's choice for G. Burke in the 8th|
|2B - Justin Turner (5, Jennings)|
|RBI - Justin Turner (6)|
|2-OUT RBI - Justin Turner (4)|
|CS - Rick Ankiel (1, 2nd base by Fernandez/Mathis)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|Outfield Assists - Rick Ankiel 1|
|DP - Turner-Murphy-Davis|
|E - Daniel Murphy (3, Missed catch of throw)|
|New York Mets|
|Collin McHugh (L,0-1)||4||6||4||4||3||1||0||10.29|
|Pitches-Strikes - Collin McHugh 69-44, Robert Carson 38-29, Greg Burke 19-9, Brandon Lyon 13-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Collin McHugh 9-1, Robert Carson 4-3, Greg Burke 1-0, Brandon Lyon 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Collin McHugh 20, Robert Carson 10, Greg Burke 5, Brandon Lyon 4|
|Juan Pierre, LF||4||1||0||0||0||0||3||.218|
|Placido Polanco, 3B||4||1||2||0||1||0||1||.234|
|Derek Dietrich, 2B||4||1||2||2||1||0||1||.244|
|Marcell Ozuna, RF||3||1||0||0||1||1||3||.321|
|Chris Coghlan, CF||4||1||3||2||0||0||1||.274|
|Greg Dobbs, 1B||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||.218|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, SS||3||0||1||2||0||0||0||.186|
|Jeff Mathis, C||3||1||1||1||1||0||2||.080|
|Jose Fernandez, P||3||1||2||1||0||0||1||.250|
|Dan Jennings, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Jordan Brown, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.429|
|Ryan Webb, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-singled for Jennings in the 8th|
|2B - Jose Fernandez (1, Carson)|
|3B - Jeff Mathis (1, McHugh)|
|SF - Adeiny Hechavarria (1)|
|SH - Juan Pierre (4)|
|RBI - Derek Dietrich 2 (10), Chris Coghlan 2 (7), Adeiny Hechavarria 2 (14), Jeff Mathis (2), Jose Fernandez (2)|
|2-OUT RBI - Chris Coghlan (5), Adeiny Hechavarria (9), Jose Fernandez (2)|
|PK - Marcell Ozuna (1, Carson)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|Jose Fernandez (W,3-3)||7||3||0||0||1||8||0||3.34|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jose Fernandez 87-60, Dan Jennings 17-13, Ryan Webb 12-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Fernandez 5-7, Dan Jennings 2-1, Ryan Webb 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Jose Fernandez 24, Dan Jennings 5, Ryan Webb 3|
|Attendance - 16283|
|Game Time - 2:41|
|Temperature - 78|
|Umpires - Home - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Paul Schrieber|