Mike Fiers, one of the most likeable guys in the Brewer clubhouse during his tenure here, added his name to the history books in throwing a No-Hitter Friday night in Houston (his new team) against the L.A. Dodgers.
I had the privilege of covering Mike while in a Brewers uniform from day one when he made his debut…September 14, 2011 vs Colorado (1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER – I had to look back on my notes) it was in that magical season where the Crew was headed back to the post season for the first time in 3 years, and only the 4th time in their existence so it doesn’t really stand out. It also doesn’t stand out because Mike is a very down to earth guy who is extremely soft spoken, and just goes about his business.
I do remember the unfortunate night last year (9/11/2014) when he hit Miami Marlins super-star Giancarlo Stanton in the face, an injury that had Stanton miss the rest of the season. Mike was beside himself, and was extremely broken up at his locker after the game, but, that’s the type of guy he is. A normal average guy who could be working next to you in an office setting or out in the trenches on a construction site.
So, for him to accomplish the feat of a “No Hitter,” I am, and I’m sure EVERY BREWER fan is extremely happy and proud of him.
As for the down and dirty stats of his gem: Fiers threw a career high 134 pitches in his first career complete game, giving up 3 walks in the first three innings, then retiring the next 21 batters he faced. All of this in ONLY his 59th career start.
Mike was drafted by Milwaukee in 2009, made his debut in 2011 (above), and was dealt to Houston with Carlos Gomez before the trade deadline this season. Houston has a legitimate shot at the playoffs as well as the World Series, and for Fiers sake I hope he gets there.
For the video of the ninth goto: http://www.thebig920.com/onair/jeff-miller-sports-53489/man-on-fier-13879301#ixzz3jXycHMsr