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.


Teddy said...

Lucky to be working the game tonight, it pays to be an usher at MMP, especially on a night like tonight.

Masked Marvel said...

Teddy, thanks for commenting. That would have been a pretty cool atmosphere. Feel like banging out a few hundred words that we can post on what it was like??

RayFranchise said...

Well done Mike Fiers