• On Sunday afternoon, the roof at Marlins Park was closed for just the second time in the season-opening homestand. The operable wall also was shut. Both times the roof was closed was for day games. The roof was open 14 times in 2013, and the team estimates it could be open roughly 20 times this year. The weather for the opening homestand was ideal, in terms of temperature and little to no chance of rain.
• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Jose Fernandez's career 2.09 ERA in 30 MLB starts puts him in exclusive company. Since the live-ball era began in 1920, only a few have posted an ERA of 2.10 or lower in their first 30 starts. Fernandez is joined by Stan Bahnsen (2.05 from 1966-68), Vida Blue (1.97 from 1969-71) and Orel Hershiser (2.07 from 1984-85).