The Mets-Marlins game was one of the saddest baseball games I've ever seen, the pregame remembrance of the Marlins fallen brother Jose Fernandez did not only have the people on the field crying, but I'm pretty sure everyone watching at home was crying as well. The way they handled this was masterful, the Mets and Marlins embraced in the middle of the diamond giving hugs and exchanging prayers, showing just how much bigger than baseball this really was. The Mets hung a Fernandez jersey in their dugout once again and that just shows so much respect, all the Marlins players wore Fernandez jerseys, and it was just a sad somber aura around this game. The Marlins gathered around the pitchers mound after their embrace with the Mets, they each wrote something into the dirt on Jose Fernandez's mound. They then huddled around as Giancarlo Stanton said a few words before they went out to play ball. It was truly a sad sight to see when the Marlins took the field and a good amount of their players still had tears running down their face, it just wasn't right, how were these guys supposed to play baseball a day after losing their best friend. It must've been real tough for them, I respect every Marlins player after yesterday, you are stronger than all of us. The baseball game had to be played, the Mets are in the thick of a wildcard race so you know they still want to win this game, but you know the Marlins are going to be playing for Jose. With all the emotions going thru the Marlins players heads I thought it'd be almost impossible for them to even focus on this game enough to win, but I guess Jose was watching over them. Dee Gordon was the first batter of the game, he's a left handed hitter but he stepped in as a righty with Jose's helmet on and took a pitch right handed to honor Jose. After that he switched to the left side of the plate, he took another ball high to make the count 2-0, the third pitch Dee Gordon crushed into the right field bleachers in one of the most magical moments I've ever seen watching baseball. Dee Gordon teared up running around the bases, and as soon as he stepped on home plate kissed his finger and pointed to the sky, he broke down, and could no longer control the extreme emotion going through his body. This home run reminded me a lot of the 9/11 Mike Piazza home run, that's the magnitude that this had for Miami. Jose was definitley watching over the Marlins as they won 7-3, he was also definitley swinging with Dee Gordon as they hit that home run together for the city of Miami. RIP Jose Fernandez you'll never be forgotten.