Mike Fiers SP HOU 3 days ago

Fiers (7-9) followed up his first career no-hitter by yielding only three hits, three walks and an earned run over six-plus innings in a 4-1 victory over the Twins on Saturday. He struck out five.

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Mike Fiers SP HOU 4 days ago

Fiers will start Saturday against the Twins, MLB.com reports.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 1 month ago

Houston Astros starting pitcher Mike Fiers will make his team debut Tuesday against the Texas Rangers, according to the team's official website. Fiers, who was traded to the Astros along with outfielder Carlos Gomez on Thursday, is expected to stay in the rotation after there were some questions about what his role would be in Houston, especially with manager A.J. Hinch discussing the possibility of a six-man rotation. “I think using six starters is very viable," Hinch told the Houston Chronicle. "For how long I don’t know. I’ve got to map it out really series by series to see who is best matching up against the D-backs, against the Rangers next week. We go to Oakland for a four-game set. We have a couple of off-days around the San Francisco games.” Fiers made 21 starts for the Brewers this season, going 5-9 with a 3.89 earned-run average with 121 strikeouts in 118 innings.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 2 months ago

Fiers gave up four runs on four hits and four walks while striking out four over six innings against the Braves on Wednesday. He did not factor in the decision in the Brewers' 6-5 win.

The extent of the damage against Fiers came in the third inning, when Cameron Maybin and Kelly Johnson both went yard to put Atlanta up four runs. While Milwaukee would rally and take Fiers off the hook for the loss, it was a step back for the 30-year-old after three straight quality starts. Fiers is averaging close to a strikeout per inning on the season, but he's exceeded four strikeouts just once in his last five outings.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 2 months ago

Fiers tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits while walking two and striking out two as the Brewers dismantled Cincinnati 12-1 Friday night.

Fiers (4-7, 3.83 ERA) has struggled with consistency, and while this was arguably his best outing of the season, with the declining strikeout rate his value in fantasy leagues has been waning. he'll try to build on this performance in an effort to fulfill the promise that had him on many draft sheets this past spring.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 2 months ago

Fiers took a no decision in a quality start Tuesday against the Mets. He allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over six innings with seven strikeouts.

This was the Fiers who posted the 2.13 ERA in 2014. Mets hitters were off balance all night, as they hit seven ground balls and swung and missed 12 times against Fiers. Fiers has three quality starts in his past five outings, but with a fastball that struggles to touch 90 MPH, he's prone to blowups.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 2 months ago

Fiers (3-7) gave up six runs on eight hits and three walks over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Royals.

His typical strikeouts weren't even there -- just two this time. Fiers is one of the strangest pitchers in the major leagues, as he generally posts a sky-high strikeout rate despite a fastball that averages less than 90 mph, yet achieves mixed results in terms of runs on the board. It seems he's due for some better luck, but fantasy owners shouldn't get too excited over Fiers; last year's 2.13 ERA was an aberration. He draws the Mets on Tuesday.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 3 months ago

Fiers improved to 3-6 against Washington on Friday, as he allowed three runs on five hits and three walks over seven innings.

The Milwaukee offense gifted Fiers eight runs of support as he worked through seven innings in exactly 100 pitches. Fiers struck out eight Nationals on Friday, raising his strikeout rate to a robust 10.43 per nine innings. The righty can miss bats at an elite rate, and could prove to be a valuable fantasy commodity if his unlucky .365 BABIP against keeps dropping and the Brewers keep scoring. His next start falls at Kansas City on Wednesday.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 3 months ago

Fiers was handed his sixth loss of the season Sunday as he allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks over just 4.1 innings against the Twins.

The 29-year-old simply didn't have it this time, as he toiled through 91 pitches in the abbreviated outing and struck out just three batters. Fiers has still not allowed more then two runs since May 12, however, and will look to get back on track Friday against the Nationals.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 3 months ago

Fiers pitched six scoreless innings in Monday's victory over the Cardinals and picked up his second win of the season. He allowed just four hits and posted a 6:2 K:BB ratio in the game.

Fiers' ERA sat at 6.75 after his first three starts of the season, but he has lowered that mark to 4.06 by giving up two earned runs or fewer in seven of his last eight outings. Fiers is averaging just over five innings per start this season, but he is still racking up plenty of strikeouts -- his 69 Ks ties him for 10th in the NL.