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PRE-GAME INTERVIEW WITH JOSE FERNANDEZ

I caught up with Jose Fernandez this morning to get his reflections on his remarkable performance last night in Atlanta.

STAT OF THE DAY (4/23 at ATL)

The Marlins send Nathan Eovaldi to the hill in Atlanta this afternoon, as Miami looks for its 6th win in its last 8 games in the rubber game of the 3-game series.

Eovaldi is 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA in 6 career starts against the Braves.

He worked 15 innings of 8-hit shutout ball in 2 starts against Atlanta last season, and if you go back to the final 2 times the righthander faced the Braves in 2012, he’s posted a 0.62 ERA over his last 4 starts against the NL East rivals. 

In his last 4 outings against the Braves, the 24-year-old Eovaldi has worked 29 innings, allowing 16 hits and only 2 runs with 9 walks and 25 K’s.

He’s worked a career-high 8 innings twice in 50 big league starts, both times against the Braves (September 18, 2012 and September 1, 2013).

And Eovaldi has rung up a career-high 8 strikeouts on 3 occasions, twice against the Braves (September 25, 2012 and August 10, 2013).

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The Marlins go in search of a series win this afternoon in Atlanta with the rubber game of the 3-game series with the Braves getting started at 12:10. Our coverage on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network begins at 11:40 with Marlins On Deck. A full list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts and the Stat of the Day delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

WOOD YOU BELIEVE THIS?

I can’t help but be fascinated by the Alex Wood angle of tonight’s remarkable pitchers duel in Atlanta. On any other night, Wood would have made headlines with a career-high 11 strikeouts over 8 innings in which he limited the Marlins to one run on 4 hits with no walks.

Unfortunately for Wood, he allowed a 4th-inning RBI single to Casey McGehee, and he was pitching opposite Jose Fernandez, who worked 8 innings of 3-hit shutout ball with no walks and 14 K’s, leading the Marlins to a 1-0 victory.

“It kind of (stinks) being on the wrong end of it,” Wood said. “But that’s as fun as it gets for me.”

For Wood, it was a 2nd consecutive start in which he worked 8 innings and allowed just one run, only to lose 1-0. He also did so last Thursday in Philadelphia.

Wood is now 2-3 on the season despite a 1.54 ERA, as the Braves have scored a total of 3 runs in his 3 2014 losses.

Interestingly, the lack of run support for Wood carries back to his 2 starts against the Marlins in 2013, both of which came at Turner Field opposite Nathan Eovaldi.

On August 10 of last season, Wood worked 6 innings of 2-hit shutout ball with one walk and 7 K’s only to get a no-decision in a game the Marlins won 1-0 on a Jordan Walden wild pitch in the top of the 9th.

On September 1 of last season, the Braves again failed to score a run in a Wood start against the Marlins, although he was tagged for 7 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks in just 2.1 innings in a 7-0 loss.

So for Alex Wood: 3 career starts against the Marlins, and the Braves have been shut out in all 3 games as the Marlins starters in those 3 contests combined to work 23 scoreless innings, limiting Atlanta to 11 hits and 5 walks with 28 K’s.

If the rotations for both clubs hold, we ought to get Fernandez-Wood II at Marlins Park in the opening game of the next homestand next Tuesday night.

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts and my Stat of the Day delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

STAT OF THE DAY (4/22 at ATL)

As he gets set to face the Braves tonight, Jose Fernandez will look to continue the dominance of National League East opposition he displayed in 2013.

During his rookie season, the 21-year-old went 4-1 with a 0.95 ERA in 11 starts against the Braves (1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in 2 starts), the Mets (1-0 with a 1.64 ERA in 4 starts), the Phillies (1-0 with a 0.50 ERA in 3 starts) and the Nationals (1-0 with a 0.69 ERA in 2 starts).

Kid K allowed 2 runs or fewer in all 11 starts.

To begin this season, things haven’t gone quite so well against the East. Jose is 0-1 with a 4.90 ERA in a loss at Philadelphia on April 11 and a no-decision against Washington on Wednesday.

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The Marlins look for their 5th win in their last 7 games at 7:10 tonight in Atlanta. Our coverage on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. A full list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts and the Stat of the Day delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

STAT OF THE DAY (4/21 at ATL)

Following a 3-game sweep of the Mariners and a 4-2 homestand, the Marlins are off to a 9-4 start at Marlins Park, giving them their best home record through 13 games since 2011 (also 9-4).

Tonight they embark upon their 2nd road trip of the season, a 7-day, 6-game journey to Atlanta and New York. After being on the wrong end of 3-game sweeps in Washington and Philadelphia on their first trip of the year, Miami has started 0-6 on the road for the first time ever. They opened 0-5 away from home in 1998.

Here’s a look at the Marlins’ dramatic early-season home-road splits:

 

HOME (9-4): .293 AVG, .360 OBP, .437 SLG, 5.8 RPG, 2.54 ERA, 3.4 R allowed, .235 AVG

ROAD (0-6): .230 AVG, .315 OBP, .368 SLG, 3.0 RPG, 6.16 ERA, 6.2 R allowed, .303 AVG

 

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The Marlins send Tom Koehler to the mound in Atlanta at 7:10 tonight. Our coverage on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. A full list of network affiliates—and information about how you can tune in online, on your mobile devices or via satellite radio–is located at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2014/03/13/hear-here-2/

For more on the Marlins and Major League Baseball, follow me on Twitter at @GlennGeffner and friend me on Facebook at Facebook.com/GlennGeffner. To have new Fish Tales posts and the Stat of the Day delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And you can catch Marlins play-by-play on the radio all season long on new flagship station AM 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network.

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