Marlins' Fernandez named NL Rookie of Month

5:17 PM, Aug 5, 2013   |    comments
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New York, NY (Sports Network) - Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez won the National League Rookie of the Month for the month of July.

Fernandez went 3-1 with an MLB rookie-best 40 strikeouts and a 2.06 ERA over five starts and 35 innings pitched. He tallied two double-digit strikeout games in the month, including a then career-high 13 in his final outing of July.

Other rookies considered for the honor included Fernandez's teammate Adeiny Hechavarria, the New York Mets' outfielder Juan Lagares and pitcher Zack Wheeler, the Chicago Cubs' Junior Lake, the Milwaukee Brewers' Wily Peralta and the Los Angeles Dodgers' Paco Rodriguez.

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