Fiers looks to follow stellar outing on Tuesday against Blue Jays
Aug 9, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers (50) reacts after retiring the side in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park. Fiers pitched 8 innings giving up 1 run to pick up the win as the Brewers beat the Dodgers 4-1. Photo: Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Fiers will attempt to follow one of the most impressive outings in recent Brewers memory on Tuesday night, when he starts against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Last Thursday in Chicago against the Cubs, Fiers pitched six innings, striking out a career-high 14 batters. He allowed just three hits and a walk as the Brewers took down the Cubs 6-2.
In two starts this season for Milwaukee, Fiers has thrown 14 innings, striking out 19 and giving up just one earned run. In six total appearances for the Brewers this season, Fiers has a 1.29 earned run average and a 0.81 WHIP.
The Brewers have a short series against the Blue Jays that concludes tomorrow. Toronto will send left-hander J.A. Haap to the mound tonight.
With a lefty on the mound, the Brewers' lineup is full of right-handed bats, with Rickie Weeks, Jean Segura and Khris Davis all starting.
Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay are also absent from the lineup, as Martin Maldonado catches and Jonathan Lucroy occupies first base.
Here's how the NL Central leading Brewers will look on Tuesday against the Blue Jays at Miller Park. Coverage starts at 6:35 p.m. on 620 WTMJ: