Fiers didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Mariners, giving up one run on two hits and three walks over five innings while striking out four. The veteran right-hander followed up his no-hitter with another solid outing. After an awful stretch in mid-April, Fiers now has a 2.08 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 18:6 K:BB in 26 innings over his last four starts. He'll look to keep rolling Sunday in Detroit.
Fiers will get an extra day of rest before making his next scheduled start Monday in Seattle, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Fiers was originally scheduled to take the mound Sunday against the Indians, but the Athletics want to give the veteran right-hander some extra time off before his next start after he fired 131 pitches -- recording his second career no-hitter in the process -- his last time out. With Fiers pushed back to Monday, Daniel Mengden appears to be the likeliest candidate to make a spot start this weekend.
Fiers (3-3) walked two and struck out six while throwing a no-hitter in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Reds. A malfunction in a bank of lights in left field delayed the start of the game, but after that it was lights-out for Cincy hitters as Fiers tossed the second no-hitter of his career, becoming the 35th pitcher in big-league history with multiple no-nos on his ledger. He needed 131 pitches to finish the job -- manager Bob Melvin told him after the seventh inning that he'd get the hook if he allowed another baserunner, but he never did -- so while Fiers' next start is currently scheduled for Sunday at home against Cleveland, don't be surprised if the A's juggle their rotation this week to give him some extra rest.
Fiers (2-3) allowed three runs on five hits with three strikeouts and one walk across five innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday. The veteran only needed 64 pitches to complete his five frames. After Fiers was lifted, the Red Sox added insurance against the Athletics' bullpen. Fiers has fared better in his last two outings, but his numbers are still high mostly because of a rough patch in the middle of April when he yielded 18 runs in three starts. Fiers is 2-3 with a 6.81 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 28 strikeouts in 37 innings. His next outing is expected to be against the Reds at home next Wednesday.
Fiers allowed two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and no walks across seven innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday. The 33-year-old was much better Friday, but he needed a late two-run homer to get off the hook because Marcus Stroman was sensational through seven innings. Fiers has experienced a very inconsistent first six weeks of the season, posting a 2-2 record and 7.03 ERA overall. He has allowed at least five runs in four of his seven starts, and then he's tossed six shutout frames twice. Fiers also owns a 1.53 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 32 innings this season. His next start will be on the road Wednesday against the Red Sox.