Fernandez (14-8) threw seven innings of shutout ball Friday, picking up a win and spoiling Clayton Kershaw's return to the Dodgers. He allowed three hits and three walks striking out 14.
Though Kershaw's return was the story of the night, Fernandez stole the spotlight and again showed why he is a top-flight fantasy starter. After being touched up for six earned runs in his last start, the Marlins ace struck out 14 batters, tying a career high, in a dominating performance against the Dodgers. He now has 238 strikeouts on the season to go with a 2.90 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. His 167.1 innings thrown remain a concern, but it appears he will continue to start as long as Miami is in the playoff hunt.