Fiers didn't factor in the decision in Game 3 against the White Sox after allowing one run on five hits with two strikeouts and one walk over 1.2 innings.
The veteran right-hander allowed a massive 487-foot solo homer during the second inning, but it was somehow the only run he gave up despite allowing six of the 11 batters he faced to reach base. It was an outing to forget for Fiers, but he should receive another chance to pitch in the postseason with the A's advancing to face the Astros in the AL Division Series.
Fiers (6-3) took the loss against the Dodgers on Thursday, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out three.
Fiers was neither dominant nor dominated in the performance, but he was tagged with the loss as Oakland managed to put up only one run on offense. The veteran tossed 80 pitches over five innings during his final appearance of the regular season. Fiers finishes the campaign with a 4.58 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 37:16 K:BB over 59 innings. His next outing could come in the playoffs, though it is unclear whether Oakland will give him a chance to start in the postseason.
Fiers (6-2) earned the win Wednesday against the Rockies after allowing one run on seven hits with four strikeouts and zero walks over six innings.
The Rockies scratched across a run on three singles during the third inning, but the veteran right-hander otherwise kept them off the board. Fiers has a 4.67 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 34:15 K:BB through 54 innings and is set to face the Dodgers next week.
Fiers (5-2) threw six innings of six-hit, four-run ball during the A's 10-6 Friday night win over the Rangers. He struck out five.
The Oakland offense provided eight runs of support through the first three frames, and Fiers was dealing until allowing a three-run seventh. He has now won four of his previous five starts and will take the mound against the Rockies next week.
Fiers (4-2) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four in five innings in a loss to the Padres on Sunday.
Fiers didn't allow a homer in the contest, but the Athletics never led after Jake Cronenworth's RBI double put the Padres ahead in the fourth inning. The 35-year-old Fiers has a 4.93 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 25:13 K:BB across 42 innings this season. He'll look to bounce back Friday in a road start versus the Rangers.
Fiers (4-1) was charged with one unearned run on three hits over six innings in a win over the Rangers on Wednesday. He struck out seven and walked two.
The right-hander established a new season high with the seven punchouts -- Fiers had not fanned more than four in a start prior to Wednesday. His velocity is down, but Fiers is once again outpitching his peripherals, though this time with a 4.86 ERA compared to a 3.90 mark last year. It's not a skill set that inspires much confidence, but the team context is a big plus in his favor. Fiers currently lines up for a road start in Seattle next week and potentially a second start (vs. SD) if there are no changes to the A's schedule.
Fiers (3-1) picked up the win Friday after holding the Angels to three runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out three across 5.1 innings.
Facing the Angels for the third time this season, Fiers finally notched the win. The right-hander started off strong, blanking the Halos until the fifth inning, when he gave up a leadoff double to David Fletcher, a walk to Tommy La Stella and an RBI single to Anthony Rendon. After hitting Anthony Benboom with a pitch and allowing a single to Andrelton Simmons in the sixth, Fiers was pulled to turn things over to J.B. Wendelken, who allowed both of his baserunners to score. The 35-year-old will carry an undesirable 5.81 ERA and 1.55 WHIP into a Wednesday matchup at Texas.
Fiers (2-1) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings Sunday, striking out four and picking up the win over the Giants.
Fiers coughed up a solo shot to Brandon Belt in the second inning and an RBI single to Mike Yastrzemski in the third. The 35-year-old allowed nothing but singles for the rest of his outing and kept the Giants offense under control. He lowered his ERA to 5.96 across 25.2 innings. Fiers will face the Angels at home Friday.
Fiers will start Sunday's game against the Giants, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The Athletics had initially hoped that Frankie Montas (back) would be able to return to the rotation Monday, but he won't be ready. As a result, Fiers will take the mound one day early in the series finale against San Francisco.
Fiers (1-1) took the loss against the Angels on Tuesday, pitching 3.2 innings and allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two.
Fiers escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning and appeared to settle down with back-to-back 1-2-3 innings in the next two frames, but the right-hander was lifted in a disastrous fourth inning in which he allowed all five of the runs scored against him. He did little to fool Angels hitters in the short start, inducing only four swinging strikes and allowing a season-high three home runs. Fiers will carry a 6.86 ERA into his next start, which is scheduled to take place at Arizona on Monday.
Fiers (1-0) allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two across six innings to earn the win Thursday against the Rangers.
Fiers worked through the first four innings under little duress, allowing only one hit and one walk. However, he wore down as the start went along, surrendering one run in the fifth and sixth frames and two in the seventh. Fiers has not been particularly effective through three starts, striking out only five batters across 16 innings while racking up a 5.63 ERA. He'll look to get on track in his next outing, currently projected for Tuesday at the Angels.
Fiers allowed two runs on four hits and one walk over six innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Saturday. He struck out three.
Fiers was outdueled by Yusei Kikuchi, but he kept his team in it and the A's ultimately rallied against the Seattle bullpen to pull back to .500 on the young season. The right-hander gave up four runs in as many innings against Anaheim in his 2020 debut last week, with zero strikeouts. His strikeout rate had already been in steady decline, but the Oakland defense vacuums up a lot of that contact; Fiers outperformed the estimators by more than a full run last season. He lines up for a home start against the Rangers next week.
Fiers allowed four runs on seven hits over four innings and failed to record a strikeout in a no-decision versus the Angels on Sunday.
Fiers was spotted with a five-run lead in the first inning, but he nearly blew that advantage in the disappointing outing. Fiers will make his second start of the year in Seattle on Saturday.
Fiers will start the Athletics' third game of the season Sunday against the Angels, when he'll try to bounce back from a shaky outing in an exhibition against the Giants, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The veteran right-hander may have had a shot at an Opening Day start at one point, but a delayed arrival at summer camp essentially nullified that possibility. Instead, Fiers will slot in behind Frankie Montas and Sean Manaea and close out the season-opening three-game set, and he'll hope for a better performance than the one he mustered versus the Giants on Tuesday. Fiers allowed three runs on three hits and two walks over 3.1 innings against San Francisco, surrendering a pair of solo home runs over 67 pitches. "It didn't go as well as I wanted to but I got my work in," Fiers said. "I made it tough on myself being pretty wild. I wasn't throwing the ball exactly where I wanted it to. I just have to find how to settle down when those times come."
Fiers is unlikely to receive the Opening Day starting nod due to the time he missed early in summer camp, Jerry McDonald of The Mercury News reports. "He's probably not as far along as a couple of guys at this point based on the fact that he had to sit down for a couple of days," manager Bob Melvin said. "When you only have so much time to get ready, maybe it sets you back a tad, but if anybody can make it up in a hurry it's him."
The veteran right-hander purposely delayed his arrival into summer camp by a couple of extra days because he'd been training regularly with Jesus Luzardo, who tested positive for COVID-19, during the shutdown. Fiers never produced a positive result himself, but he opted to take the cautious route. The 35-year-old's decision to throw consistently while play was paused is paying dividends however, as he doesn't feel he's far from building up to 100 pitches. "I'm just trying to stay within myself and just be myself," Fiers said. "I pride myself on throwing all my pitches for strikes and throwing them on any count and locating every pitch. That's how I pitch and what I do. I'm not trying to throw any harder, just locate my pitches."
Fiers returned to workouts Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Fiers was not with the Athletics for their first few days of workouts due to what manager Bob Melvin called "pending issues." Teams across the league are legally required to be vague regarding coronavirus-related absences, but regardless of whether that was the reason Fiers had yet to join his teammates, he's back with them now. He's a candidate for the team's Opening Day start, though whether or not his absence will keep him from being game-ready by that date remains to be seen.
Fiers is not yet in the Athletics' summer camp due to "pending issues" according to manager Bob Melvin, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The veteran right-hander is considered a strong candidate for the role of Opening Day starter, so his early absence from summer camp, which began Saturday for the Athletics, is especially noteworthy. Additionally, it's worth mentioning that the other member of the team's rotation currently missing from camp, Jesus Luzardo, worked out frequently with Fiers in South Florida throughout the shutdown. Melvin did not provide any further details to reporters about either player, and he confirmed that Fiers' issues, whatever they might be, do not affect the team's early-season rotation plans "at this point" while allowing that could change should the situation linger "a little bit longer."
Fiers was in a battle with rotation mate Frankie Montas to start Opening Day when spring training was suspended, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The veteran right-hander got plenty of work in before play was paused, logging 13 innings across four Cactus League starts and working up to 74 pitches in his last outing March 10. Fiers posted an elevated 4.85 ERA over that span, but two of his four appearances were scoreless. Fiers managed career bests in starts (33) and wins (15) in 2019 with a solid 3.90 ERA and 1.19 WHIP.
Fiers, who allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk across five innings in a Cactus League loss to the Royals on Tuesday, feels sufficiently tuned up at this point in spring, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "I feel good at this point," Fiers said. "I could start the season in my next start and feel like I would be fine."
The veteran right-hander allowed a solo home run to Nicky Lopez on his third pitch, but he was largely effective the rest of the way while working up to 74 pitches, 57 of which found the strike zone. Gallegos reports Fiers was particularly consistent in getting ahead of hitters, throwing first-pitch strikes to 16 of 22 batters. Fiers will likely work up to approximately 90 pitches in a start versus the Padres on Sunday, and he remains in contention with Frankie Montas for an Opening Day start. "A lot of strikes with all his pitches and that's what you want to see right now," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "He's getting a better feel at this point in time. He threw his curveball for a strike, his cutter, his changeup. Pretty similar to his last time out."
Fiers fired four shutout innings in a Cactus League win over the Dodgers on Thursday, allowing one hit and no walks while recording four strikeouts.
Fiers gave up only a second-inning single during the stellar outing, one in which Chris Haft of MLB.com reports the veteran right-hander reached his target of 60 pitches. He earned praise from manager Bob Melvin for how effective he was with his entire four-pitch arsenal. The strong showing was a welcome sight for Fiers, who'd allowed five earned runs on four hits and three walks across two innings in his previous Cactus League start against the Reds on Saturday.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/01||vs CHW||W 6-4||1.2||5||1||1||2|
|09/24||@ LAD||L 1-5||1||5.0||5||2||1||3|
|09/16||@ COL||W 3-1||1||6.0||7||1||0||4|
|09/11||@ TEX||W 10-6||1||6.0||6||4||2||5|
|09/06||vs SD||L 3-5||1||5.0||5||3||2||4|
|08/26||@ TEX||W 3-1||1||6.0||3||0||2||7|
|08/21||vs LAA||W 5-3||1||5.1||7||3||3||3|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFA-Brevard County Manat||93.0||17||15||0||4||8||0||94||23||78||3.48||1.086|
|2013||AFA-Brevard County Manat||6.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||8||0||6||6.00||1.000|