Mike Fiers' 2015 season got off to a slow start. By the end of May, he was sitting with a 4.53 ERA, and he had exceeded six innings in only one of his 10 starts. As the season developed, Fiers settled in, and he recorded a 3.36 ERA with 117 strikeouts over his final 128 2/3 innings. His final nine starts (plus a relief appearance) came with Houston, and that's where Fiers will begin 2016, though he will be competing against Scott Feldman for the final rotation spot. The former Brewer has yet to establish consistency, but he has had enough stretches of effectiveness to trust with a late-round pick in standard mixed leagues.
Astros starting pitcher Mike Fiers went 6 2/3 innings Wednesday, giving up three earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three in a 6-5 loss to the Angels. The outing was Fiers' third consecutive quality start, as the right-hander continues his second half roll. Pitching to a 2.51 ERA in his last eight outings -- a span including a no-hitter -- Fiers has been one of the year's best trade deadline acquisitions. Fiers is next scheduled to take the mound Tuesday against the Mariners.
Astros starting pitcher Mike Fiers hurled a quality start on Friday, as he struck out six batters while allowing two runs on five hits and a walk across six innings in a loss to the A's. Fiers had a nightmare relief outing in his debut with the Astros, but aside from that, he's been pretty reliable. In six starts since the relief appearance, Fiers has an ERA just above 2.00 with a WHIP just below 1.00, while averaging nearly a strikeout per inning. Those are fantastic numbers for any starter and if he maintains those numbers for his final couple of starts, he could reward risky fantasy owners to championship glory. Fiers will look to continue this stretch against the Angels next Wednesday.
The Astros will go with pitcher Dallas Keuchel to open their three-game series against the Angels on Friday, reports the Houston Chronicle. The team will then turn to rookie Lance McCullers to open Saturday's game and Mike Fiers will conclude the series on Sunday.
Astros starting pitcher Mike Fiers recorded his seventh win of the season on Saturday against the Twins. Fiers allowed only one run on three hits in six innings of work. He struck out five batters and issued three walks. With the win, Fiers improved to 7-9 on the season with a 3.54 ERA.
New Astros pitcher Mike Fiers tossed his first-career no-hitter, as he shut down the Dodgers in the 3-0 victory on Friday. Fiers, who walked three and struck out 10, needed a whopping 134 pitches to complete the no-no, but he was spectacular in shutting down a very potent offense. Fiers' no-hitter is the first ever at Minute-Maid Park. He's the first Astros pitcher to throw a no-hitter since six pitchers combined for the feat back in 2003 against the Yankees. The last individual Astros pitcher to throw a no-hitter was Darryl Kile back in 1993. Fiers was making his third start--fourth overall performance--with the Astros, after he was acquired at last month's trade deadline. Fiers is now 1-0 with a 2.42 ERA in his tenure with the Astros.