Jose Fernandez was dominant but inefficient in a no-decision against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, striking out 14 batters over 6 1/3 innings. He yielded two runs on four hits and a pair of walks, using 104 pitches.
The Phillies scored their first run in the first inning. Odubel Herrera doubled to lead off the game and later came around to score on a Maikel Franco ground out. Tommy Joseph drilled a solo home run to lead off the seventh. Fernandez would strike out Cody Asche, then walked Freddy Galvis before being pulled from the game. The Marlins fought back for two runs to tie the game with two outs in the ninth inning against Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez. They pushed across one more on a Martin Prado solo home run in the top of the 11th to eventually win 3-2.
Phillies starter Aaron Nola, making his first start since July 2, out-pitched Fernandez. He blanked the Marlins on two hits and a walk with five strikeouts over six innings. Nola was hit in the right shoulder by an Adeiny Hechavarria line drive, but stayed in the game and completed the inning.
Fernandez’s 10th strikeout of the game, against Asche in the fourth inning, was the 500th of his career. He is the third-fastest to 500 strikeouts behind Doc Gooden and Yu Darvish, according to MLB’s Stat of the Day Twitter account.
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After Monday’s no-decision, Fernandez is 11-4 with a 2.53 ERA and a 168/33 K/BB ratio in 113 2/3 innings.