The Astros made lots of noise at the 2015 MLB Trade Deadline. Their biggest acquisitions were indisputably Scott Kazmir and Carlos Gomez. Last night, however, the spotlight was entirely on Mike Fiers, who was also acquired in the Carlos Gomez deal.
When you think of no-hitters, you naturally assume that it was probably the Indians, Padres, Phillies, Marlins, or White Sox being no-hit. Mike Fiers didn’t just throw a no-hitter, he no-hit a good offense in the Dodgers.
Fiers’ no-hitter spoiled Chase Utley’s Dodgers debut, as he went 0-for-4.
“Just one of those moments you don’t get often, and for me this is the one time in my life to pitch a no-hitter in a big league ballgame against the Los Angeles Dodgers, which is amazing,” Fiers said. “It’s everything you dream of as a kid. It’s a great feeling.”
Fiers was on point with his pitches and recorded 10 strikeouts. In addition to being his first no-hitter, it was Fiers’ first complete game.
Immediately after Fiers struck out Justin Turner to end the game, the Astros’ twitter tweeted this:
Fiers retired the final 21 batters he faced after walking Joc Pederson in the 3rd inning. “Everything was on tonight,” said Fiers when asked about his pitches. Fiers threw 134 total pitches in the dominant effort.
“It was like a dream,” said Fiers. His “dream” was only his 3rd start as an Astro, which signals a bright future to come. His final line was 9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 10 K. Fiers improved to 6-9 on the season and now carries a 3.63 ERA.
Below is a video of Fiers talking about his no-hitter.