Mike Fiers
SP HOU
6 days 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
2 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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 weeks 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.

Mike Fiers
SP HOU
1 month 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 month 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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.