Congratulations to Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers who threw his first career no hitter beating the Dodgers 3-0 …According to one published report …
Fiers was effectively wild early, allowing three walks in the first three innings. From that point on, he was lights out, reitiring each of the last 18 batters he faced. He ended up facing three batters over the minimum, while throwing a career-high 134 pitches. This was the 59th start of Fiers career. It was also the first time he’d ever pitched into the ninth inning.
Fiers added nine strikeouts, including striking out the side in an overpowering eighth. He also wrapped things up with an emphatic strikeout of Justin Turner, which set off the celebration at Minute Maid Park.
The no hitter was the 11 in Astros history, Fiers joins Houston Astros great Nolan Ryan and Roy Oswalt among other Astro hurlers to fire no hitters..