Friday, August 21, 2015

Mike Fiers goes No-No on Dodgers

Stay tuned for the game recap, but perhaps the unlikeliest of the starters in this series against the Dodgers has just thrown a no-hitter.  Mike Fiers walked three in fabulous effort in which he struck out ten.  He needed a hefty 134 pitches, but he got the job done, striking out Justin Turner on a high fastball away for the final out.

This was the first Astros no hitter since the six-pitcher effort against the Yankees in June 2003 (which I happened to be at, but that is the story for another time).  That no hitter also included three walks, all in the same inning.  As well as a 4-strikeout frame.  This game didn't have that.  It was the first no hitter in MMP history, and the first no-hitter from an Astros starter since Darryl Kile in 1993.

Well done, Mike Fiers.  Hearty congratulations.