Jose Fernandez loves Justin Bieber's music (if it means Marlins win a World Series)
MAY 01, 2014 3:45p ET
Jose Fernandez would love a World Series title. How much?
The Miami Marlins ace was asked by ''Intentional Talk'' host Kevin Millar if he would listen to only Justin Bieber's songs for the rest of his life if it meant that he would win a World Series title.
There was no hesitation. Fernandez is confident, baby.
''Oh, yeah,'' Fernandez said. ''I'd do anything for that. I'd do whatever.''
Fernandez has been doing whatever he can lately to help the Marlins win. He had 14 strikeouts in a career-high eight innings in a win at Atlanta on April 22. And then on Tuesday, he pitched eight scoreless innings at home against the Braves. But after 98 pitches, Fernandez knew his day was done. He allowed just two hits and had eight strikeouts as the Marlins shut down the Braves 9-0.
Fernandez has never had a complete game as a pro and said he had a few at Tampa's Alonso High.
''I wanted it. But it's a long season,'' Fernandez told MLB's ''Intentional Talk'' of the elusive shutout. ''... The way that I'm going, I'm going to have to have 60 pitches to finish a game.''
Fernandez touched on a number of topics in the interview, including his mom and grandmother, his offseason cycling program, what position he would play if he didn't pitch and what length he would go to for a World Series title.