Houston Astros starting pitcher Mike Fiers throws his first career no-hitter on Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
If last year’s .251 batting average wasn’t enough evidence (the lowest since the 1972 season of .244), just look at how many no-hitters are being thrown.
On Friday night another was added to the list.
Houston Astros righty Mike Fiers – recently acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers – no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers. Prior to tonight, Fiers hadn’t even thrown a complete game in his MLB career. He walked three, struck out 10 in an incredible 134 pitches.
BREAKING: Mike Fiers throws a no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers, 3-0. This is Fiers' first win with Houston. pic.twitter.com/kOLqVACOYx
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“This crowd was going insane and it got me pumped up,” Fiers said. “Man, I felt like I was in the first inning. I felt great, probably better than the first inning honestly.”
Fiers closed out the game by getting Justin Turner to strike out for Houston’s 11th no-hitter in franchise history.[su_button url=”https://elitesportsny.com/2015/08/20/new-york-knicks-time-12-man-roster/” target=”blank” background=”#000080″ size=”10″ wide=”yes” radius=”0″]NEXT: Knicks All-Time 12-Man Roster[/su_button]