Mike Fiers SP MIL 7 Days

Fiers is slated to open the regular season as the Brewers' No. 4 starter, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Fiers did not even break camp with the Brewers last season, but a dominant Triple-A performance, followed by an equally impressive showing at the major league level, helped him solidify a spot in the big league rotation. Fiers remains something of a question mark because he lacks dominant stuff, but there is plenty to like, mainly his 228:62 K:BB ratio and 1.18 WHIP -- including a 0.88 mark last season -- in 223.2 big league innings.

Mike Fiers SP MIL 5 Months

Fiers allowed three earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out seven in six innings in the Brewers' 5-2 loss to the Cubs.

He got the loss in the start. It is the most runs he's suffered in a start all season. He had allowed 13 runs in 58.2 innings as a starter. The six hits were also the highest since Sept. 5. He won't like that he ended his season with three straight losses, but he still had a 6-5 record.

Mike Fiers SP MIL 5 Months

Fiers gave up two runs on four hits and one walk with three strikeouts in five innings Tuesday against the Reds.

The five innings matched his season-low for innings pitched, and both runs were surrendered on solo home runs to Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco. Even after failing to log a quality start Tuesday, Fiers ERA still sits at a sterling 1.92, and he has given fantasy owners far more than they could have ever hope for since joining the rotation. He will take the ball in the Brewers' final game of the season Sunday against the Cubs.

Mike Fiers SP MIL 6 Months

Fiers took the loss Wednesday after allowing one run on three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts over seven innings against the Cardinals.

In a lot of ways Fiers out-pitched Adam Wainwright, who threw a shutout against the Brewers. The right-hander allowed only five baserunners and had a no-hitter going through six innings, but a walk, a single and a Carlos Gomez error was all it took to lose a close ballgame. Fiers will take the mound Tuesday in Cincinnati.

Mike Fiers SP MIL 6 Months

Fiers tossed five scoreless innings against Miami on Thursday, scattering three hits with eight strikeouts.

Fiers hit Giancarlo Stanton in the face during the fifth inning, and was visibly shaken up, in what was a scary scene. Even though Fiers was performing well, and at a pitch count of just 82, Milwaukee must have felt he was too worked up to continue. The funky-throwing Fiers has been brilliant since joining the rotation in early August, entering Thursday's start with a 5-1 record and 46:7 K:BB ratio in 41.2 innings. We've seen a stretch like this from him before in 2012, so it's not completely out of the ordinary. In any event, hopefully he can put the Stanton situation behind him, and keep rolling in his only start next week at St. Louis.

Mike Fiers SP MIL 6 Months

Fiers (5-2) picked up the win against the Cardinals on Friday as he pitched 6.2 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits while notching five strikeouts.

Since being moved to the rotation on August 9, Fiers has been simply dominant. Along with his five wins, Fiers has struck out 46 hitters in 41.2 innings pitched while running an impressive 2.03 ERA. More importantly, Fiers snapped a nine-game losing streak by the Brewers.

Mike Fiers SP MIL 6 Months

Fiers had another quality outing in Sunday's win over Pittsburgh, giving up two hits and two earned runs while striking out seven over seven innings.

Fiers has been outstanding since getting called up on Aug. 9, allowing a grand total of 10 hits and four earned runs through four starts spanning 28 innings. In that time he's posted a stellar 32:4 K:BB ratio. Fiers will take on the Giants in San Francisco on Saturday in his next start.

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Fiers quieted the Blue Jays' bats on Tuesday, holding the opposition to one run on two hits while striking out six to claim his third victory of the season.

Though he didn't make as many batters swing and miss in the outing, Fiers showed that last Thursday's 14-strikeout performance was no fluke. After giving up his lone run in the second inning, Fiers retired the final 18 Blue Jays he faced to ensure the Brewers maintained their winning ways. It will be awfully difficult for the team to justify removing Fiers from the rotation once Matt Garza returns from the disabled list. Fortunately, the Brewers will likely get a couple more starts out of Fiers before a decision will need to be made.

Mike Fiers SP MIL 7 Months

Fiers (2-1) submitted a dazzling performance Thursday vs. the Cubs, tossing six shutout innings and striking out a career-high 14 batters in the 6-2 victory. He gave up only three hits and walked one.

The 14 Ks were the most by a Brewers hurler since Ben Sheets fanned the Braves 18 times in a 2004 game. Though he doesn't possess overpowering stuff, Fiers uses a deceptive delivery to make up for the lack of velocity on his fastball, a pitch that yielded 12 of the 14 strikeouts. His only enemy Thursday was the pitch count, as he might have threatened Kerry Wood's Wrigley Field-record of 20 strikeouts had he not racked up 106 pitches over the first six frames. With Matt Garza expected to miss beyond the minimum 15 days, Fiers should get at least a few more turns in the rotation, and will surely be a hot waiver wire pickup after Thursday's outing.

Mike Fiers SP MIL 7 Months

Fiers struck out five and walked one while holding the Dodgers to one run on three hits over eight innings to pick up his first win of the season Saturday night.

With dominant numbers once again at Triple-A Nashville this season, Fiers has earned an opportunity to fill in for Matt Garza in the Brewers' rotation until Garza is ready to return from an oblique injury. Fiers does not overpower opposing hitters, but he changes eye levels effectively and typically shows good command of his arsenal, with the ability to locate pitches precisely. He will face Edwin Jackson and the Cubs on Thursday at Wrigley Field in his next scheduled start.