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Jose Fernandez Finishes With 2.19 ERA

Marlins_Jose_Fernandez_2013 [1]Miami Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez made his final start of the 2013 season on Wednesday night at Marlins Park against the Atlanta Braves. He went out with a bang.

Pumping easy high-90s fastballs and wicked off-speed stuff, the 21-year-old right-hander held first-place Atlanta to to one run on five hits over seven innings while striking out five in what wound up as a 5-2 victory for Miami. Fernandez also contributed offensively, slapping a fourth-inning single to center field and cranking his first career home run — a solo shot — in the sixth inning. He watched the homer fly, flipped his bat and then appeared to spit near the third base bag, prompting a benches-clearing reaction from the Braves. No punches were thrown and no ejections were handed out.

Source: Hardball Talk [2]