Jose Fernandez's underwhelming season continued in the Miami Marlins 7-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.
Miami's ace has started his 2016 campaign looking like a different pitcher than past seasons. Fernandez has struggled to keep his pitch count under control, and is walking hitters at a higher rate than his career averages.
Fernandez took the loss in this one to fall to 1-2 on the season by allowing four runs on seven hits in six innings on the mound. The right-hander walked three and struck out five. Fernandez allowed two runs in the first inning continuing a trend of putting the team behind early.
Things didn't get much better when Fernandez left the game. Craig Breslow came out of the pen to take over and promptly allowed two runs on four hits while only retiring one hitter.
While the pitching side of things struggled, the news wasn't much better at the plate for Miami. One of the best performances with the bats on the day actually came from Fernandez who was 2-2 with a run scored.
Justin Bour had a solid day with three hits to lift his average to .288. The first baseman has been streaky thus far while hitting in the middle of Miami's lineup daily.
Adam Conley will take the ball on Sunday for the Marlins as they look to avoid a sweep in San Francisco.