The tears continued when Dee Gordon, the Marlins second baseman, hit a homerun in honor of his fallen teammate
"I ain't never hit a ball that far, even in batting practice," Gordon told USA Today. "I told the boys, 'If you all don't believe in God, you better start.' For that to happen today, we had some help."
Gordon also told USA Today that he tried to imitate Fernández's batting stance.
"I just hope he's happy," Gordon said to USA Today. "I hope he's good because we love him so much."
Gordon's stellar performance left him in shock.
"I don't have kids, so hitting a HR for José Fernández is the best moment of my life," he said.