Reds Get a Good Look at a Bad Dude Tomorrow

Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez has 13 K’s and a 0.82 ERA in 11 innings pitched

The Cincinnati Reds will get a first hand look at one of baseball’s young phenoms tomorrow. And if people were up in arms about Colin Kaepernick’s tattoo’s this past fall, Jose Hernandez is straight out of a Grand Theft Auto chop shop.

Hernandez grabbed some headlines with this quote – not an easy thing to do while playing for the Marlins:

“I’ve been in jail, I’ve been shot at, I’ve been in the water. I’m not scared to face David Wright. What can he do?”

That’s quite a quote, Mr. Bravado.

No matter how bad you think you are, there’s always someone bigger and badder. The Cincinnati Reds 2013 lineup is full of professional hitters, and Great American Ball Park has humbled many aces in it’s day. In fact, it has a way of chewing up young prospects and spitting them out.

It will be a good watch tomorrow night, seeing Fernandez oppose highly-touted Reds prospect Tony Cingrani in his MLB debut.

I think Jose Fernandez is going to learn something new tomorrow night. He might have been shot at. He might not be afraid of David Wright. But when the lights go on tomorrow night at 7:00 PM, the Reds are going to have something for him that he’s never seen before.