Jose Fernandez coming back to pitch today for the first time since his Tommy John surgery was already a big deal. The fact that he pitched more or less OK — striking out six in six innings, but giving up three runs — is pretty cool too. But the fact that he did this, off of the likewise-returning Matt Cain, made the day all the more special for him:
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And here is a Fernandez striking out Matt Duffy on 99 m.p.h. gas:
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The day was not as nice for Matt Cain, who went five innings allowing five runs and two homers.
At the moment the Marlins lead 5-3 in the eighth.