Miami Marlins’ 20-year old phenom Jose Fernandez has made just six Major League starts, but he’s establishing himself as a worthy crush object. Fernandez pitched seven scoreless innings versus the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night, striking out nine while surrendering just one hit and one walk. He might be pretty good at throwing the baseball, and yes, I will mention again that he’s just 20.
As you can see in the .gif above, Fernandez made Chase Utley look like Ryan Howard with a nasty curveball. Ryan Howard did a pretty good job of looking like Ryan Howard on Saturday, too, as he struck out three times in as many at-bats against Fernandez. Consider this an announcement of further Jose Ferandez themed posts throughout the summer of 2013 and beyond.
Fernandez and the Marlins tune the Phillies in vidja form: