Mike Fiers
SP HOU
3 days ago

Fiers (7-4) allowed three runs on nine hits while striking out two over seven innings to earn the win Sunday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers was provided and eight-run lead in the second inning as he cruised to his seventh victory of 2016. After allowing 10 runs in his last seven innings coming into this game, he turned things around nicely, and lowered his ERA to 4.69. He'll make his next start Saturday at the Tigers.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
1 week ago

Fiers (6-4) allowed six runs on five hits and three walks over 3.2 innings in Monday's loss to the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

For the second straight outing, Fiers failed to make it through even four innings. He has now failed to get through five innings five times in 17 starts this year, and his potential for disastrous starts like that makes it hard to trust him. Fiers' ERA rose to 4.75 after Monday's rough outing.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
4 weeks ago

Fiers (6-3) pitched six shutout innings on four hits and two walks while striking out four to earn the win Friday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers left the game with a 1-0 lead, and the offense was able to extend that lead after he left the game to help him to his sixth win of the year. He's now held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in each of his last four starts to lower his ERA to 4.12 on the year. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Mariners.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
1 month ago

Fiers (5-3) allowed three runs, two of which were earned, on nine hits and three walks while striking out one over 4.1 innings, but received no decision Saturday at the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers left the game with a 9-3 lead, but his lack of control caused him to burn through 94 pitches, and he was unable to get through the fifth inning, costing him a potential victory. He now has allowed two or fewer earned runs in four of his last five starts, and his ERA is at 4.41. He'll make his next start Friday against the White Sox.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
1 month ago

Fiers will start Saturday's game against the Royals, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

This isn't necessarily news, though it's worth noting Fiers had been dealing with some discomfort after taking a comebacker off the leg in his last start Sunday against Cincinnati. The Astros never seemed concerned about the issue, however, and Fiers is not expected to face any limitations Saturday.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
1 month ago

Fiers left Sunday's gave against the Reds after getting hit in the leg with a comebacker, Angel Verdejo of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers had put forth an impressive effort prior to exiting, allowing no runs on four hits and a walk over 5.2 innings, striking out five batters along the way. Look for the team to update his status prior to his next scheduled start.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
1 month ago

Fiers (4-3) allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings in a 4-3 victory over the Rays on Saturday. He also struck out three and walked one.

EDGE Analysis

The only two runs he allowed were solo homers in the third and sixth innings. It was the first time Fiers allowed multiple home runs in a outing since April 17. He's been better at limiting the long balls lately, but Fiers has a 1.59 HR/9 ratio, which is nearly double what it was in his last full season with Milwaukee back in 2014. That's a big reason why Fiers' ERA sits at 4.76. He will try to keep the ball in the ballpark during his next start next Saturday versus Cincinnati.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 months ago

Fiers allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts over 5.1 innings in a no-decision Monday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers can be nasty, but if he's off at all, his lack of velocity really shows. He has now allowed 78 hits and 11 home runs in just 66.2 innings this season. When Fiers was at his best, he was able to compensate by generating strikeouts with his offspeed stuff -- he struck out 180 batters in 180.1 innings last season and 76 in 71.2 innings in 2014, but has just 47 strikeouts this year. Unless Fiers can return to striking out a batter or more per inning, he's unlikely to regain his old successes, as he desperately needs to limit contact to get away with his mediocre stuff.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 months ago

Fiers tossed six effective innings Wednesday against Arizona, allowing just a single run on four hits and two walks while striking out seven.

EDGE Analysis

Luke Gregerson blew the save, but the Astros went on to win anyway, albeit with no decision for Fiers. This was a nice bounce-back performance for the veteran righty after a seven-run disaster in Anaheim his last time out. That said, Fiers' strikeout rate is well down this year and he's been a victim of the long ball often; there's still a lot of risk involved with rolling him in fantasy.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 months 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.

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.