Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez named NL rookie of month

 
 
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez is shown against the Cleveland Indians at Marlins Park in Little Havana in Miami on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez is shown against the Cleveland Indians at Marlins Park in Little Havana in Miami on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
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Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was named the National League’s Rookie of the Month on Monday.

Fernandez, 21, started five games in July, compiling a 3-1 record and a 2.06 ERA. He pitched 35 innings and allowed only eight runs, while posting a 4-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

In the middle of the month, the Cuban phenom splashed onto the national scene as Miami’s lone representative in the All-Star Game. Then 20 years old, Fernandez struck out two batters in his one inning of work, joining Dwight Gooden and Bob Feller as the only players to accomplish such a feat before their 21st birthday.

For the season, Fernandez is 8-5 with a 2.54 ERA in 21 starts.

The Marlins are expected to shut him down before the season’s end by keeping the rookie on a 150- to 170-inning limit.

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