Worth noting

• Redmond had a discussion with Fernandez regarding his groundout to short in the third inning Tuesday night. Feeling he was an easy out, Fernandez jogged slowly to first after Andrelton Simmons bobbled the ball. The Marlins ended up getting three runs in the inning, with two coming on Giancarlo Stanton's homer.

Fernandez is known for playing the game hard and giving plenty of effort and energy. But on the slow grounder, he had a rare moment where he trotted to first. He even received a smattering of boos.

Redmond spoke to the Miami pitcher about the situation.

"Just keep it consistent," Redmond said. "Nobody is expecting the pitcher to run a 4.0 down the first-base line. It's just to be consistent every time out of the box. That's what I told him. We don't need you to run as hard as you can out of the box on a ground ball to second base when you know you're out. I think it's more of being consistent on how you run. There are going to be times you might beat a ball out.

"At the end of the day, it's his game. If he gets on base, he has the ability to score a run. He's fine with it."

Rafael Furcal will go on a rehab assignment this weekend at Triple-A New Orleans. Furcal is on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain. But he recently suffered a right groin strain at Double-A Jacksonville and shut down his rehab stint there.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter