Jul 7, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray (38) throws a pitch in the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Fernandez, the former NL Rookie of the Year with the Marlins in 2013, has only pitched in three games so far in 2015.
He made his 2015 debut on July 2 after recovering from Tommy John surgery that ended his 2014 season.
During his short time this season, he has been dominant and hasn’t really missed a beat since returning from the Disabled List.
He is 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA in 19 innings pitched. Fernandez has also racked up 21 strikeouts in that time as well.
This will be interesting because the D-backs did not have to face Fernandez back in May. His return will obviously make it a little more difficult for the D-backs to keep their undefeated feat against the Marlins this season.
But Robbie Ray may keep them alive against Fernandez. The youngster has been fun to watch and his 2.29 ERA this season proves he is right up there with the former NL Rookie of the Year.
Ray is looking to get back to his winnings ways in the second-half of the season. His last win came on July 7 against the Rangers. But prior to that, Ray had lost three straight.