Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 months ago

Fiers allowed four runs on eight hits and struck out five in a no-decision Tuesday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

He had his two-start quality start streak snapped. Fiers has struggled to put together hot streaks this season, as his longest quality start streak is just three, from July 24 to Aug. 4. That inconsistency has limited him to just a 4.48 ERA after he managed a 3.69 ERA in 180.1 innings last season.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
2 months ago

Fiers (11-8) surrendered two runs on four hits and three walks Thursday while striking out nine in a loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers settled down and retired 13 consecutive batters after a rough first inning in which he allowed a two-run blast to Albert Pujols. The former Milwaukee Brewer has posted six quality starts over his last seven appearances, but his ERA and WHIP remain bloated during the second half. These stats and his meager 13.3 percent strikeout rate limit his value for fantasy purposes.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
3 months ago

Fiers tossed six shutout innings Saturday versus the Mariners, allowing just three hits and one walk with four strikeouts en route to his 11th win.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers threw 16 of 21 first-pitch strikes and was in the zone at a 67 percent clip in what was his first start of this caliber in six weeks. It has been a disappointing season overall for Fiers, as his ERA sits at 4.46 after this strong outing. The 11 wins represent a career-high for Fiers, however, and he will look for his twelfth Thursday versus the Angels.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
3 months ago

Fiers (10-6) allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts over five innings in a win Monday over Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers was in jams all game long, as he had just one 1-2-3 inning all night. Still, he managed to keep the floodgates from bursting thanks to 12 swinging strikes and a clean 17 first-pitch strikes to 23 hitters. Fiers has been sharp over his past four starts, as he has allowed just six earned runs with a 20:5 K:BB over 23.1 innings.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
3 months ago

Fiers tossed five innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out four in a no-decision Wednesday against Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Fiers teetered on the brink of disaster all afternoon while tying his second-highest total for hits allowed this season. He somehow managed to escape the inefficient 96-pitch outing allowing just one earned run to lower his ERA to 4.31, its best mark since July 1. Over his last three starts, Fiers owns a 2.45 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 18.1 innings. The righty will make his next start Tuesday in Cleveland.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
4 months ago

Fiers (9-6) gave up an earned run on five hits and a walk over seven innings in Saturday's 12-2 victory over the Orioles. He struck out seven.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty bounced back from getting hit around by the Blue Jays last Sunday, shutting down the dangerous Orioles offense with one of his best efforts of the season. Fiers fired 68 of his 104 pitches for strikes, with his only mistake being the solo shot he gave up to the red-hot Chris Davs in the fourth. He's now notched seven whiffs in three of his last four starts and will look to keep it going when he takes on the Rays next Friday.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
4 months ago

Fiers (8-6) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks over 4,2 innings while striking out seven in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Two of those hits left the yard as Troy Tulowitzki and Russell Martin went back-to-back off Fiers in the fifth inning to chase him from the game. He's now given up four or more runs in four of his last seven starts with a dreadful 2.3 HR/9 rate over that stretch, adding more than half a run to his ERA on the season. Fiers could have a tough time turning things around in his next start Saturday as the Astros will be in Baltimore facing the only team in the majors with more home runs than Toronto.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
4 months ago

Fiers (8-5) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts over five innings in a win Tuesday over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday's start snapped a streak of three straight quality starts for Fiers. He was undone by three Twins home runs, the third time this season he has allowed three home runs in a single start. While his 89:28 K:BB is nifty, his lack of velocity (89.5 mph average fastball) means his mistakes will be punished, and he has now allowed 20 home runs in just 121 innings (1.5 HR/9) this season.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
4 months ago

Fiers (7-5) was stuck with a loss Thursday despite holding the Jays to two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and no walks over six innings.

EDGE Analysis

J.A. Happ was one run better on the other side, ruining perhaps Fiers' finest start of the year. The seven strikeouts tied his season high, which is odd for a guy who's hovered around a whiff per inning throughout his career, but still a strong total. Indeed, Fiers has turned in three consecutive quality starts and has flashed strikeout stuff in two of those, but his homer-prone ways and general lack of longevity limit his fantasy appeal.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
4 months ago

Fiers (7-4) pitched 6.1 innings, allowing one unearned run, four hits and two walks while striking out six Saturday versus the Tigers. He did not factor in the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old was locked in a pitcher's duel with Justin Verlander, leaving Fiers empty-handed despite his fine performance. Fiers has now allowed zero earned runs in three of his last seven starts, which is something he was unable to accomplish in any of his first 13 outings this season. Friday marked the right-handers most strikeouts since June 1, giving him a total of 77 through 110 innings this year. He draws a tough matchup with the Blue Jays in his next start on Wednesday.