Miami Marlins Wear — Then Retire — No. 16 In Honor Of Jose Fernandez

The Marlins defeated the Mets 7-3. After securing the win, Miami players once again gathered around the pitcher’s mound to honor Fernandez. The crowd chanted “Jo-se, Jose, Jose, Jose” as Marlins players left their hats, many adorned with Fernandez’s number and initials, on the mound. 

Asked in a post-game interview how he managed to go out there and compete, Gordon said, “I don’t know how any of us got out there and played today.”

Gordon added that if Fernandez hadn’t been on the mound Monday night, he would have been on the top step of the dugout “screaming” for his team.

“I just hope, I hope he’s happy and I hope he’s good man, because we loved him,” Gordon said. “We loved him so much.”

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