Happy return as Jose came ready to play:Former Hopper Fernandez goes yard and gets win in first game back with Marlins

Posted by Andy Durham on July 2, 2015 at 4:49 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from Joe Frisaro at www.mlb.com:

MIAMI — The long wait was to see Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez(Greensboro Grasshoppers/Miami Marlins) pitch. But Fernandez energized the crowd with his bat during Thursday’s 5-4 win over the Giants.

Fernandez, returning from Tommy John surgery, ignited Marlins Park with a home run off San Francisco’s Matt Cain to lead off the fifth inning. The drive to left field prompted chants of “Jose! Jose! Jose!” in what became a four-run inning. The last pitcher to homer in his first game back after Tommy John surgery was the Cubs’ Kerry Wood on May 2, 2000. He went deep off Houston’s Jose Lima.

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*****For today for Jose(Fernandez) 6 K’s in 6 Innings of work and his big HR at the plate, plus after today’s win, Fernandez is now (13-0) in 21 starts at Marlins Park…..*****


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