Mike Fiers SP HOU 1 day ago

Fiers (3-3) only lasted 3.2 innings in a loss against the Angels on Friday, in which he allowed seven runs on eight hits and two walks with only one strikeout.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Well...that was ugly. Fiers couldn't escape the fourth, and the Angels squared him up all game long. The 30-year-old righty has been pretty inconsistent, and through his last six starts he's gone seven innings three times, but he's failed to reach five frames in the remaining three. He will look to bounce back in his next start against Arizona on Wednesday.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 1 week ago

Fiers (3-2) allowed two runs on six hits while striking out six over seven innings to take the loss Saturday against the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fiers gave up single runs in the second and third innings, but the offense was unable to score more than a single run of support. He's now held opponents to two or fewer runs in five of his last six outings to lower his ERA to 4.35. He'll make his next start Friday at the Angels.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 2 weeks ago

Fiers came on in relief of Chris Devenski during Sunday's 10-9 loss to the Red Sox, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over four innings while striking out one.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Lance McCullers now healthy, the Astros might only have room for one of the two pitchers in the rotation, but neither Fiers nor Devenski distinguished themselves during Sunday's barn burner. The team will have a few days to consider their options before needing a fifth starter, especially with a day off Monday, but expect an announcement later in the week.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 2 weeks ago

Fiers' next start has been pushed back from Thursday against the White Sox to Saturday against the Rangers, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fiers threw 60 pitches Sunday against the Red Sox, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk over four relief innings in his first appearance since Monday. He was skipped in the rotation in favor of Chris Devenski, who gave up six runs over two innings Sunday. Collin McHugh will move up to Thursday to replace Fiers.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 3 weeks ago

Fiers (3-1) allowed just one run on three hits and two walks over seven innings in a win Monday over Cleveland.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fiers threw just eight first pitch strikes to 25 batters, but Cleveland couldn't make him pay. He only drew seven swinging strikes on 102 pitches, but he kept the bases clear by inducing 12 ground ball outs. Fiers has a sharp 30:6 K:BB this season but had been killed by the home run ball, with eight allowed in his first six starts. Even with his soft stuff, the 24.2 percent HR/FB Fiers has allowed thus far is almost certain to fall, and Monday's start is a good indication of what he can do when he keeps the ball in the yard.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 3 weeks ago

Fiers failed to get the win despite the Astros blowing out the Twins 16-4 on Wednesday, as he lasted just 4.2 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Perhaps manager A.J. Hinch jumped the gun a little by removing Fiers with two men on and the Astros up by five runs, but hey, it worked out for the team. The 30-year-old righty has seen his strikeout rate fall dramatically this year -- 6.95 K/9 compared to an 8.94 career mark -- but he's also cut his walk rate to by far a career low. Unfortunately, all those extra balls in play have resulted in a ton of hits (43, including eight homers, in 33.2 innings) that have burned Fiers' fantasy owners. Your fantasy pitching staff's got to be in a pretty bad place to be trusting Fiers on an every-start basis.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 1 month ago

Fiers allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out five over seven innings, but received no decision Friday at the Athletics.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fiers was in line for the victory, as he left the contest with a two-run lead, but the bullpen fell apart and was unable to protect his lead. After allowing 12 runs over his first three starts, he's rebounded by only allowing four runs over 12.1 innings of work in his last two outings to lower his ERA to 4.97. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Twins.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 1 month ago

Fiers (2-1) surrendered five hits, two earned runs and two walks over 5.1 innings in Saturday's 8-3 victory over the Red Sox. He struck out six.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran righty wasn't overly impressive, but did tally a season-high six whiffs and did enough to earn the victory on a day when he received solid run support. Fiers has yet to pitch past the sixth inning in four starts this season, but did encouragingly avoid the long ball for the first time in 2016. The two earned runs also represented a season low, but he's still sporting a bloated 5.73 ERA over his first 22 innings this season.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 1 month ago

Fiers (1-1) allowed four runs on seven hits while striking out five over 5.2 innings to earn the win Sunday against the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although he was staked to a five-run lead in the fourth inning, Fiers gave up three homers between the fifth and sixth innings to make the game close. Fortunately, the bullpen shut the door on the Tigers for the last 3.1 innings to hold onto the win. He's gotten off to a rough start this season, as he's now allowed 12 runs over 16.2 innings of work over three starts. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Red Sox.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 2 months ago

Fiers (0-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Royals as he allowed three runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out three.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fiers gave up a three-run home run to Lorenzo Cain in the first inning and recovered well with five consecutive shutout innings. Fiers has just six strikeouts in his first 11 innings and had only seven swinging strikes in Tuesday's game. He'll have to find his swing-and-miss stuff again if he wants to match the 3.32 ERA he posted last year with Houston.