On Saturday, Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers made his third start with the team since being traded from the Milwaukee Brewers. Playing against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Fiers was able to throw the first no-hitter of his career.
The team would go on to win 3-0, but this accomplishment exceeds what the Astros expected from him. The last time a no-hitter was thrown in Minute Maid Park? Sixteen years ago.
Fiers was at a career-high 120 pitches at the start of the ninth inning, but ended the game with 134 total pitches.
Other than walking three batters, Fiers was never challenged by the star power in the Dodgers lineup. His last walk came in the third inning, as he went on to retire the next 21 batters.
Overall, this was an exciting game to be a part of, as Fiers dominated on the mound. Can the pitcher continue his hot streak in his next start? With 134 pitches under his belt, he deserves a couple days of rest.
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