Jose Fernandez hits home run in final start of the season, starts brawl with Braves

Jose Fernandez's greatness knows no end

9/12/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5135 respect

Blog Photo - Jose Fernandez hits home run in final start of the season, starts brawl with BravesIf you missed Jose Fernandez this season, you missed a truly great thing.

He appears to be the easy choice for NL Rookie of the Year, and is a top-3 contender for NL Cy Young. Even on an abysmal Marlins team, he finished the year 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA and 187 strikeouts in 172+ innings.

Last night against the Braves, he put quite a cap on his season, pitching 7 innings and giving up only 1 run to earn his 12th win of the season. He also hit a home run in the 6th inning, his first of his Major League career.

A few Braves players objected to the way Fernandez stopped to watch the ball leave the park, and his less-than-speedy trip around the basepaths. According to baseball's ridiculous unwritten rules, this was apparently worthy of everyone coming out of the dugout and talking sternly to each other.

Keep in mind that this is the same Braves team that threw at Bryce Harper's head earlier this season. But god forbid Fernandez take a second to watch his first HR as a big leaguer.

The Braves better get used to this kid, because he'll be in Miami for at least the next few years, and he'll be shutting down Braves batters the entire time. Learn to love it, Atlanta.

Here's video of his HR and the embarrassingly pathetic "brawl" that followed:

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9/19/13   |   ohwell_   |   16139 respect

My little bright spot of the entire season.   Jose Fernandez.   heart

9/12/13   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24020 respect

Good on Jose Fernandez. The guy is ridiculous.
Brian McCann made himself sound like an idiot in his post game comments, and who is Chris Johnson to be saying or doing anything?
I guess that's what happens when you have no competition in your division, you get bored and go stir crazy