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50 Mike Fiers SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/198 | Birthdate: 6/15/1985 | Birthplace: Hollywood, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Milwaukee | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $498,000 | Owned/Started%: 69/36 | Average Draft Position: 157.83
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Brewers SP Mike Fiers goes five innings on short rest Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Pitching on three day's rest, Mike Fiers fared decently for the Brewers in the 3-1 loss to the Giants. Fiers went five innings, allowing two runs on eight hits. He struck out six and did not walk a batter, as he fell to 1-5 on the season.

"That's what I was thinking: Get five good innings from him," manager Craig Counsell said to MLB.com. "He gave us a chance. He kept us in the game."

The only damage to Fiers was a two-run home run by Joe Panik in the fifth inning. Fiers lowered his ERA a tick to 4.53 and, assuming he stays on normal rest, will make his next start Tuesday in St. Louis.


Brewers SP Mike Fiers to start on short rest Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) With pitcher Wily Peralta not able to make his start Wednesday, the Brewers will turn to pitcher Mike Fiers to start Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, the team announced.

Fiers will start on three-days rest for the third time in his career. Fiers is 1-4 with a 4.63 ERA in nine starts this season.

"I don't think it is a big deal for me," Fiers said, per The Journal Sentinel. "I didn't throw as many pitches as I usually do in a start [last time out]. I don't think it is any more stressful than a regular start. I'm fine with it. The team needs me to go. I'll be ready to go."


Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers strikes out five in no-decision on Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers allowed two runs on seven hits in five innings of work in Milwaukee's 3-2 loss to the Braves on Saturday in 11 innings, but did not factor into a decision.

Fiers had just one bad inning in the fifth when he allowed three doubles in four at-bats, leading to two runs. After issuing an intentional walk, Fiers finished off his final inning of work by getting Jonny Gomes to pop out.

"I definitely did [give the team a chance to win]," Fiers said to MLB.com. "No one's been hitting that guy [Miller] for a month now, so it was good to get on the board early and pitch with a lead early on. It just helped me a lot knowing I could go right after those guys and make pitches and make them put it in play."

Fiers, who remains 1-4, lowered his ERA to 4.63 in 46 1/3 innings of work this season. He will look to get back on track on Friday against the Diamondbacks.


Brewers starter Mike Fiers throws 5 2/3 effective IP for no-decision


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/18/2015) Brewers starting pitcher Mike Fiers allowed two runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings of work Monday to take a no-decision against the Tigers.

Fiers was effective, as the two runs he gave up came via a groundout and a bunt single.

Fiers' next turn in the rotation is scheduled for Saturday in Atlanta.

Brewers SP Mike Fiers settles for no-decision Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Brewers starter Mike Fiers settled for a no-decision, despite a solid outing Tuesday night against the White Sox.

The right-hander pitched four scoreless innings before allowing a run-scoring double to Tyler Flowers and a run-scoring single to Micah Johnson in the fifth inning. He was charged with two earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven over 6 1/3 innings of a 4-2 defeat. Of his 105 pitches, 70 were strikes.

Fiers has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his last four starts. He will look for win No. 2 on Monday in Detroit. He is 1-1 with a 2.31 ERA in two starts away from home this season.


Brewers SP Mike Fiers deals with control issues in 14-4 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) After coming off a stellar start against the Cubs, in which he struck out 12 and earned his first win of the season, Brewers starting pitcher Mike Fiers could not repeat that success during a 14-4 loss Thursday against the Dodgers.

Fiers (1-4) dealt with some control issues Thursday, as he walked a career-high five batters. He had walked four batters in a game three times. The right-hander allowed five runs and five hits, while striking out eight in five-plus innings.

Fiers held a 1-0 lead before Alexander Guerrero tied the game with a solo home run leading off the second inning. Adrian Gonzalez put Los Angeles ahead 3-1 with a two-RBI single in the third inning.

The game was tied at 3 heading into the sixth before Los Angeles broke open the game with four runs. Fiers allowed an RBI triple to Andre Ethier and an RBI single to Juan Uribe. He was pulled after allowing an Enrique Hernandez double, which allowed Uribe to get to third base. Uribe would eventually score three batters later.

Fiers is expected back on the mound Tuesday against the White Sox.


Brewers' Mike Fiers gets first win of year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Brewers starter Mike Fiers earned his first victory of the year, Saturday over the Cubs. 

Fiers allowed one run on three hits over six innings, moving to 1-3 on the season.

"It's definitely a step in the right direction," Fiers said. "I think I was fine mentally before, but it's great to get a great start like this and get a good team win and move on from it so the next start I have that in the back of my mind that, 'Hey, I can still do this.'"

He struck out 12 and walked two.

"He pitched really well," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "I know his numbers coming in weren't that glorious. But he has good stuff and knows what he's doing. He's a good pitcher and he had a good day against us."

Fiers threw 100 pitches, 65 strikes, and lowered his ERA to 4.74.  His next start is scheduled for Thursday, against the Dodgers.


Brewers' Mike Fiers strikes out six in no-decision Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers didn't factor into the decision Sunday, giving up two runs (one earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out but pitching just four-plus innings in his team's 6-3 win over the Cardinals.

Despite the plethora of base-runners, Fiers was able to work three scoreless innings before surrendering an RBI single in the fourth inning that came after he committed a throwing error with two outs. He then served up a solo home run to open the fifth and was immediately pulled.

Fiers owns a 5.79 ERA and 22:7 K:BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings over four starts. He'll continue to look for his first win Saturday against the Cubs in Chicago.


Brewers' Mike Fiers serves up a pair of grand slam HRs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Brewers starting pitcher Mike Fiers became the 10th National League pitcher to serve up a pair of grand slams in a single game during Tuesday's 16-10 loss to the Reds.

Fiers (0-3) allowed a grand slam to Jay Bruce in the third, and another home run with the bases loaded to Todd Frazier in the fourth inning for his only blemishes of the night. He was charged with eight runs -- four earned -- on six hits and three walks while striking out four over four innings pitched.

Fiers became the first pitcher to allow two grand slams in the same game since Daniel Schlereth for the Tigers on June 28, 2011. He will look to get back on track Sunday at home against St. Louis. Fiers allowed two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings on April 16 against the Cardinals.


Brewers' Mike Fiers facing Reds team batting .226 against RHPs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Brewers starting pitcher Mike Fiers heads into his start Tuesday against the Reds with a 1-3 record and 3.09 ERA in four career starts against the NL Central foe. He also has 22 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings.

Fiers will be facing a Reds team that has totaled 43 runs in 13 games, which ranks 22nd in the majors. The Reds are also batting .226 with a .358 slugging percentage and 74 strikeouts against right-handed pitchers. They have hit 11 home runs off righties.


Brewers SP Mike Fiers drops to 0-2


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Brewers starting pitcher Mike Fiers couldn't outduel Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey during a 4-0 loss Thursday. 

Fiers (0-2) pitched well for the most part, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk in 5 2/3 innings. He had four strikeouts. But Lackey was just that much better, striking out eight in seven scoreless innings.

The game was scoreless until Matt Holliday had a one-out RBI single in the sixth inning. Fiers was chased from the game on Matt Reynolds' two-out RBI double in the sixth. 

Fiers will be looking for his first win when he returns to the mound Tuesday against the Reds.


Brewers SP Mike Fiers aims to bounce back in day start Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) While Brewers starting pitcher Mike Fiers had eight strikeouts in his season debut last week against the Pirates, the rest of his performance was nothing to write home about. He allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk in five innings. He also hit a batter.

Fiers will make his second start Thursday at St. Louis. If history repeats itself, then Fiers has a very good chance to bounce back.

He is 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in four career outings (two starts) at Busch Stadium. First pitch on Thursday is set for 1:45 p.m. ET. Fiers was 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA in four appearances (three starts) during the day last season.


Mike Fiers gives up five runs in five innings for Brewers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers gave up five runs in five innings in a 6-2 loss to the Pirates on Friday.

"Left some pitches up," manager Ron Roenicke said after the game, per MLB.com. "Missed locations on some."

Fiers gave up seven hits and one walk while striking out eight. He had 89 pitches, 59 for strikes. Fiers struck out the side in the first inning before running into trouble in the second, surrendering three runs.

"That first inning was pretty impressive, and then to come back and have them get three off you after you do that ..," Roenicke said. "But then he settled down. I know he gave up the home run to (Pedro) Alvarez on a bad pitch, but overall he threw the ball well. It was just that second inning."

Fiers next pitches on Thursday, against St. Louis and John Lackey. 


Brewers' Roenicke says Mike Fiers is 'ready to go' for Friday's start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Brewers starting pitcher Mike Fiers is on track to make his season debut Friday against the Pirates, manager Ron Roenicke said Monday. Fiers missed some time this spring with a shoulder injury.

"He's ready to go," Roenicke said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I like where his pitches are."

Fiers went 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA in one start against Pittsburgh last season.


Brewers' Mike Fiers gives up three runs in five innings vs. Reds


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers made his final start of the Cactus League season Tuesday, surrendering three earned runs on three hits and four walks in five innings and striking out three in his team's 10-4 loss to the Reds.

Fiers has dealt with shoulder weakness this spring but was able to turn in his longest outing of the spring Tuesday, throwing at least four innings for the first time.

"For me, it's good that I'm getting another start to work on my stuff again," Fiers said after the outing, per MLB.com "I don't think I'm 100 percent ready right now."

Fiers has posted a 4.73 ERA and 6:9 K:BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings. He's expected to make his regular-season debut April 10 against the Pirates.


Brewers' Mike Fiers (shoulder) allows one run in return Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers (shoulder) returned to the mound Thursday and surrendered one earned run on three hits and one walk in 3 2/3 innings in his team's 15-1 win over the Mariners.

Fiers has been limited this spring by shoulder weakness but is expected to open the season in the rotation. He's expected to make his regular-season debut April 10 against the Pirates.

"Great day," Fiers said after the outing, per MLB.com. "I was really throwing strikes and getting back to where I was. I think I'm pretty much there. It's all about getting the pitch count up now."

Fiers has surrendered four earned runs in 8 1/3 innings this spring while striking out three and walking five.


Brewers SP Mike Fiers (shoulder) to pitch Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Brewers starting pitcher Mike Fiers will make his next start Thursday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Fiers has been limited this spring by shoulder weakness but threw three innings in a minor-league start Sunday.

"Everything feels good," Fiers said, per MLB.com. "I'm happy with where I am right now. Looking forward to my next start."

Fiers will likely open the season as the team's No. 4 starter and make his first start April 10 against the Pirates.


Brewers SP Mike Fiers to throw in minor-league game Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Brewers starting pitcher Mike Fiers, who scratched from Thursday's spring start due to shoulder weakness, will throw in a minor-league game Sunday, per MLB.com.

Roenicke: Brewers' Fiers should be OK to open season in rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said starting pitcher Mike Fiers, who is sidelined due to shoulder weakness, should be OK to open the season in the rotation, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Roenicke said Fiers could be pushed back the first time through the rotation or even skipped, but he could avoid a trip to the disabled list.

Roenicke added Fiers could pitch in a minor-league game as early as Sunday.

“We’re debating whether it will be in a minor-league game, which we can control better,” Roenicke said. “So we may do that. And then the challenge is to slot him back in and how we can get him back to pitch that fourth or fifth game (in the regular season).”


Brewers' Mike Fiers has good bullpen, could pitch Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said that pitcher Mike Fiers had a good bullpen session Thursday and could pitch in a game as soon as Saturday, though a specific timetable has yet to be determined, MLB.com reports.

Fiers was scratched from Thursday's scheduled start due to shoulder weakness following his last bullpen session. He's given up five runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings while striking out three and walking four this spring.


Brewers' Ron Roenicke: Mike Fiers scratched with 'shoulder weakness'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Brewers pitcher Tyler Thornburg will start Thursday's spring game against the Giants in place of Mike Fiers, who was scratched due to "shoulder weakness" following his last bullpen session, manager Ron Roenicke told reporter, per MLB.com. 

"Just kind of tired. I couldn't get a good feel in my bullpen," said Fiers, who hopes to be back on the mound Saturday against the Diamondbacks. He will throw a bullpen on Thursday.

The right-handed hurler is 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA through two spring starts. He's allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings. He also has three strikeouts.


Brewers set spring rotation, Kyle Lohse lined up for opening day


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse will start the team's Cactus League opener Thursday, MLB.com reports, lining Lohse up to receive the opening-day start on April 6.

Though Lohse appears in line to start opening day, he dodged a question regarding the potential assignment. "How about we answer that question when something is official?" Lohse said.

After Lohse's Thursday start, the Brewers will line up Matt Garza, Wily Peralta, Mike Fiers and Jimmy Nelson in the spring rotation, FOXSportsWisconsin.com reports.


Brewers' Mike Fiers gets the nod on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers will start the team's exhibition game on Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

The club will take on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Fiers will start, while Corey Knebel and Taylor Williams will come on in relief. The Brewers will start Cactus League play on Thursday, but manager Ron Roenicke has yet to announce his pitchers for that game. 

Fiers, 29, is coming off a breakout season in which he posted a 2.13 ERA over 71 2/3 innings. 


Brewers' Mike Fiers won't let Stanton incident affect his approach


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Brewers starting pitcher Mike Fiers said he still thinks about the night he hit Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton in the face with a fastball. However, despite the horrific moment during a September start last season, Fiers said he can't be afraid to pitch inside, per MLB.com.

"It's obviously still in my head. You get flashbacks every once in a while," Fiers said. "That moment was really tough for a lot of people, but it's definitely behind. I had to put it behind me pretty quick, you know? We were in a tough situation, in a playoff race. I didn't want to be the one where I hit somebody and I was scared to pitch again, especially with this team needing quality starts going into that last month of the season.

"[Stanton] knows it was definitely an accident. Me pitching the way I do, I have to pitch up, I have to pitch in, I have to pitch everywhere."

In three starts after beaning Stanton, Fiers went 0-3, but he posted two quality starts and a 3.00 ERA. Fiers had a pretty good run in the majors last season, going 6-5 with a 2.13 ERA in 14 outings (10 starts).

"Pitching 'in' is huge," he said. "[I figured that out] even before I got to pro ball, especially with those [aluminum] bats they use. If you threw in, you had to throw in off [the plate], and then go back away. But they had to respect that pitch in. You can't just sit there and throw away, away, away. Even the lower-level hitters are going to adjust."


Mike Fiers surrenders two runs in loss vs. Reds


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers took a loss Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on four hits and one walk in five innings while striking out three in his team's 3-1 defeat against the Reds.

Fiers (6-4) fell behind right away, surrendering back-to-back solo home runs in the first inning, but though he pitched well over the remainder of his outing, the offense wasn't able to pick him up. Fiers owns a 1.92 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 69:16 K:BB ratio in 65 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to close the season for the Brewers Sunday against the Cubs.