The Miami Marlins didn’t have much go right for them in 2013, but rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez was one of the bright spots. Monday, he was named the National League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
The Miami Marlins went into Thursday’s afternoon tilt with the Los Angeles Dodgers knowing they were facing the likely Cy Young Award winner in Clayton Kershaw. The Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher didn’t disappoint by giving up just five hits in eight innings as L.A. knocked off Miami, 6-0.
In a game where the Los Angeles Dodgers’ offense piled up 16 hits to halt their very brief skid, it was their star rookie who came up with the biggest one.
The Miami Marlins can blame their latest loss on a costly walk. Jacob Turner walked the opposing pitcher with two outs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers went on to score four runs in the inning, which paved the way for their 6-4 victory Tuesday night.