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JOSE AND HARVEY

Jose Harvey

With staff aces Jose Fernandez of the Marlins and Matt Harvey of the Mets both working their way back from Tommy John surgery, I was struck by some of the statistical similarities (and some of the differences) in their careers to date, with both pitchers entering 2015 having made exactly 36 major league starts.

In looking at the numbers, remember that Jose, who was drafted out of high school, will only be 22-years-old on Opening Day, while Harvey–a college draft pick–will be 26 when the season begins.

CAREER TOTALS THROUGH 36 MAJOR LEAGUE STARTS

FERNANDEZ 16-8, 2.25 ERA…224.1 IP, 5.9 H/9 IP, 2.8 BB/9 IP, 10.3 K/9 IP, 0.972 WHIP

.183 AVG, .253 OBP, .273 SLG, .525 OPS

HARVEY      12-10, 2.39 ERA…237.2 IP, 6.7 H/9 IP, 2.2 BB/9 IP, 9.9 K/9 IP, 0.985 WHIP

.207 AVG, .260 OBP, .296 SLG, .556 OPS

While Harvey has averaged more innings pitched per start (almost 6 2/3 per outing compared to Jose’s almost 6 1/3), and Harvey has walked fewer hitters on average (2.2 per 9 innings as opposed to Jose’s 2.8 per 9), Fernandez enjoys the edge in win-loss record, ERA, hits allowed per 9 innings, strikeouts per 9 innings and WHIP (walks + hits / innings pitched) as well as in opponents average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS (on-base + slugging).

Beyond those numbers, the Marlins are 23-13, good for a .639 winning percentage, in Fernandez’s 36 career starts, while the Mets are 16-20 (.444) in Harvey’s 36 starts.

Jose is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA in his 4 career starts against the Mets, while the Marlins are 3-1 in those games. The lone loss came on a 9th-inning blown save in Jose’s 2013 major league debut at Citi Field.

Harvey is 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA in his 4 career starts against the Marlins, with the Mets having lost all 4 of the games.

Miami has won both of the 2 games in which the young aces have started opposite each other, with Jose going 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA in the 2 games and Harvey registering an 0-1 record with a 3.75 ERA.

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FIRING UP THE HOT STOVE

KoehlerI’ve got a jam-packed 2 hours of Marlins Hot Stove talk for you from 7-9 tonight.

Over the course of the 2 hours, I’ll talk with Marlins first base coach and infield instructor extraordinaire Perry Hill (below) as well as Marlins righthander Tom Koehler (right).

I’ll discuss my outside-the-box proposal for a 2015 Marlins batting order, which you can read at http://glenngeffner.mlblogs.com/2015/01/10/shuffling-the-lineup-card/

Former Marlin and current MLB Network Analyst Cliff Floyd shares his thoughts on the moves the Marlins have made this winter.

Our coverage of the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 includes a Kyle Sielaff conversation with our own Hall of Famer, Dave Van Horne. Dave was the voice of the Montreal Expos when Hall of Fame electee Pedro Martinez broke through in the big leagues, and he’ll share some terrific memories of a young Pedro beginPerry Hillning on the road to Cooperstown.

And I’ll begin a series on the Marlins’ rivals in the National League East Division with a look at the New York Mets, talking with Mets radio broadcaster Josh Lewin.

Marlins Hot Stove airs every Monday night throughout the offseason on 940 WINZ. You can also listen live on iHeart Radio and at Marlins.com/HotStove.

If you want to get caught up on what you’ve missed to this point throughout the winter–guests like Michael Hill, Dan Jennings, Mike Redmond, Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Steve Cishek, Dee Gordon, Michael Morse, Mat Latos, Jack McKeon and more–all of our Marlins Hot Stove shows are archived at Marlins.com/HotStove, and they’re also available as free podcasts on the iTunes Store.

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 delivered directly to you via email, please click the “Follow” button and enter your email address. And join me for Marlins Hot Stove talk every Monday night from 7-9 p.m. on AM 940 WINZ, iHeart Radio and Marlins.com/HotStove.

STAT OF THE DAY (SEPT. 16 at NYM)

With the Marlins improving to 6-2 in games started by Jarred Cosart last night, here’s a look at the club’s record in games started by each of the 13 pitchers who have made a start for Miami in 2014:

Kevin Slowey 2-0 (1.000)

Jarred Cosart 6-2 (.750)

Brad Penny 3-1 (.750)

Henderson Alvarez 18-9 (.667)

Jose Fernandez 5-3 (.625)

Jacob Turner 6-6 (.500)

Tom Koehler 14-16 (.467)

Anthony DeSclafani 2-3 (.400)

Brad Hand 5-9 (.357)

Nathan Eovaldi 10-20 (.333)

Andrew Heaney 1-3 (.250)

Randy Wolf 1-3 (.250)

Brian Flynn 0-1 (.000)

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The Marlins go in search of their 3rd win in a row when they play the middle game of their 3-game series in New York tonight at 7:10, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. An updated 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/2014/07/22/hear-here-3/

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STAT OF THE DAY (SEPT. 15 at NYM)

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Marlins yesterday became the first team in Baseball to win twice in 2014 when trailing by 3 runs or more in the 9th inning or later. Miami also turned the trick July 28 against the Nationals.

Before 2014, the Marlins had pulled off that feat only once in the last 6 seasons, in an 11-inning 9-6 win at Washington on April 18, 2009.

Yesterday’s amazing finish in Philadelphia probably should not have come as a surprise.

The Marlins and Phillies have played 16 times this season with 13 of the meetings being decided by 3 runs or fewer. Miami is 4-9 in those games, and 3-0 in games decided by 4 runs or more.

9 of the 16 meetings have been decided by one run (Miami is 4-5), 2 have been decided by 2 runs (0-2), and 2 have been decided by 3 runs (0-2).

Including Saturday’s contest, 4 of the games have gone to extra innings (the Marlins are 1-3), and 5 have been decided in walk-off fashion (2-3).

The Marlins and Phillies conclude their remarkable season series with 3 games at Marlins Park next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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The Marlins’ 3-city road trip moves on to New York tonight for the first of 3 against the Mets at 7:10, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 6:40 with Marlins On Deck. An updated 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/2014/07/22/hear-here-3/

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 (SEPT. 9 at MIL)

With his 154th career home run last night, Giancarlo Stanton tied Dan Uggla for the Marlins franchise home run lead.

Stanton has hit his 154 home runs in 631 games, while Uggla needed 776 games to slug his 154.

Stanton joins Evan Longoria of the Rays as one of only 2 active players to be his current franchise’s career home run king.

The only active players who rank 2nd in their club’s history are David Wright (whose 230 homers are 22 behind Darryl Strawberry in Mets history) and Paul Konerko (whose 432 home runs are 16 behind Frank Thomas for the top spot on the White Sox career list).

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The Marlins continue their 4-game series in Milwaukee at 8:10, and you can catch all of the action on 940 WINZ and the Marlins Radio Network. Our coverage begins at 7:40 with Marlins On Deck. An updated 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/2014/07/22/hear-here-3/

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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