On This Day In Baseball History: August 2, 2013

Jose Fernandez

 

Miami Marlins rookie sensation Jose Fernandez sets a new franchise mark for most strikeouts in a game when he K’s 14 Indians. With this performance Fernandez is the first pitcher with at least 13 strikeouts in consecutive games since Randy Johnson struck out 14 in back to back starts in August 2004. Fernandez would go on to post a 2.19 ERA, strikeout 187 batters in 172 2/3 innings and lead the league in H/9 at 5.8. Fernandez was an NL All-Star and the NL Rookie of the Year in 2013.

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