Mike Fiers P MIL 6 Days
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.
Mike Fiers P MIL 11 Days
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 P MIL 16 Days
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 P MIL 21 Days
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.
Mike Fiers P MIL 22 Days
Fiers will be called up prior to Saturday's game against the Dodgers.
The Brewers cleared space on the active roster following Friday's contest, optioning Rob Wooten to Triple-A Nashville. Fiers has a 2.55 ERA and 0.95 WHIP over 17 starts at Nashville this season, but he was limited to four relief appearances in his previous stint in Milwaukee.
Mike Fiers P MIL 23 Days
Fiers has been announced as the Brewers' starting pitcher for Saturday's game against the Dodgers, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports.
The Brewers need a replacement in the rotation for the injured Matt Garza (oblique), and they decided to go with Fiers over Marco Estrada, who was needed for three innings in Wednesday's game. Fiers has had a mixed bag of success at the major league level, but he has been stellar this season with Triple-A Nashville, posting a 2.55 ERA and 129:17 K:BB ratio over 102.1 innings.
Mike Fiers P MIL 24 Days
With Marco Estrada throwing three innings in long relief Wednesday, Fiers appears likely to start Saturday against the Dodgers.
Matt Garza's placement on the DL earlier in the week with an oblique injury has opened a spot in the Brewers' rotation, and it looks like it will be Fiers who gets the nod Saturday. In 17 starts for Triple-A Nashville this season, Fiers has posted a 2.55 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 11.3 K/9, but he'll need to perform in order to stick around until Garza returns.
Mike Fiers P MIL 25 Days
Fiers and Marco Estrada are both being considered to take Matt Garza's spot in the rotation, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Aside from four relief appearances with the big club in June, Fiers has spent the year as a starter with Triple-A Nashville, going 8-5 with a 2.55 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 17 outings. Meanwhile, Estrada has posted a 4.83 ERA and has given up a major-league-leading 27 homers in 117.1 innings with the Brewers, so it would make sense if manager Ron Roenicke turned to Fiers to replace Garza (oblique) starting Saturday against the Dodgers.
Mike Fiers P MIL 2 Months
Brewers optioned RHP Mike Fiers to Triple-A Nashville.
Fiers took the loss in Tuesday's 16-inning affair with the Nationals, serving up a two-run homer in his fourth inning of work. Alfredo Figaro takes Fiers' spot in the Brewers' bullpen.
Mike Fiers P MIL 3 Months
Brewers recall RHP Mike Fiers from Triple-A Nashville.
Fiers has been fantastic for the minor league affiliate this season, owning a 1.59 ERA and 0.79 WHIP while striking out 12.7 batters per nine innings. He endured a miserable 2013 season, but he performed better in a stint with the Brewers in 2012. He'll be a bullpen arm for the time being.