New York at Miami

N.Y. Mets
W: J. Fernandez (3-3) L: C. McHugh (0-1)
HR: NYM - None   MIA - None

Fernandez mows down Mets in Marlins victory wire reports

MIAMI -- Jose Fernandez bounced back from his worst outing of the season with a dominant effort against the Mets.

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.

Chris Coghlan had three hits, including two run-scoring singles. Derek Dietrich had a two-run single in a four-run seventh that made it 8-0.

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.

Omar Quintanilla had two of the Mets' hits. Pinch hitter Justin Turner delivered a run-scoring double off Dan Jennings in the eighth.

Coghlan's two-out single in the first scored Placido Polanco from second to give Miami a 1-0 lead. Polanco crossed the plate before Dietrich was thrown out at third by center fielder Rick Ankiel.

"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.

The Marlins scored twice in the fourth to go ahead 4-0. Coghlan and Greg Dobbs opened with singles. Adeiny Hechavarria delivered a sacrifice fly and Mathis tripled in Dobbs.

Miami had lost nine in a row and 16 of 18 before winning Friday night.


  • It was Fernandez's third start against the Mets and his first with a decision.
  • Marcell Ozuna's 16-game hitting streak ended. He went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • New York RHP Matt Harvey (5-0, 1.85) opposes RHP Kevin Slowey (1-5, 3.59) in Sunday's series finale.
  • Mets pinch-hitter Marlon Byrd singled in the eighth for his 1,100 career hit.
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Players of the Game

J. Fernandez
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 0
BB 1
K 8

C. Coghlan
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0

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Daniel Murphy, 2B4000002 .298
David Wright, 3B4000001 .277
Lucas Duda, LF4010021 .238
John Buck, C4000031 .222
Rick Ankiel, CF2000111 .205
Ike Davis, 1B3000000 .160
Jordany Valdespin, RF2000010 .209
   b- Marlon Byrd, PH-RF1010000 .246
Collin McHugh, P2000010 .000
    Robert Carson, P0000000 .000
    Greg Burke, P0000000 .000
   c- Juan Lagares, PH1100001 .146
    Brandon Lyon, P0000000 .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) 4644310 10.29
Robert Carson 2.1332000 9.00
Greg Burke 0.2211110 4.02
Brandon Lyon 1200000 3.48
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
Miami Marlins
Juan Pierre, LF4100003 .218
Placido Polanco, 3B4120101 .234
Derek Dietrich, 2B4122101 .244
Marcell Ozuna, RF3100113 .321
Chris Coghlan, CF4132001 .274
Greg Dobbs, 1B4110012 .218
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS3012000 .186
Jeff Mathis, C3111102 .080
Jose Fernandez, P3121001 .250
    Dan Jennings, P0000000 .000
   a- Jordan Brown, PH1010000 .429
    Ryan Webb, P0000000 .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
Miami Marlins
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Dan Jennings 1211000 2.45
Ryan Webb 1000010 2.86
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
Game Information
Attendance - 16283
Game Time - 2:41
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Paul Schrieber