Fiers Throws Late Night No-Hitter, A’s Win 2-0 Over Reds

Fiers Throws Late Night No-Hitter, A’s Win 2-0 Over Reds

Javier Howell
May 10, 2019

It is the second time in Fiers' career to throw a no-hitter, becoming the 35th pitcher to record multiple no-hitters.

Last night, Major League Baseball had their first no-hitter performance of the season and the league's 300th overall in history as Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers threw his second no hitter of his career. What capped off the feat, however, was the electric call on the final out by Oakland's radio play-by-play commentator, Ken Korach.

Fiers' other no-hitter came on August 21, 2015, in Houston, three weeks after being traded from Milwaukee to the Astros. He walked only two and struck out six with Oakland winning the game 2-0.

This was the 13th no-hitter in the history of the Athletics franchise, which started in Philadelphia, moved to Kansas City and shifted to Oakland.

The start of Tuesday's game was delayed 98 minutes because of a light malfunction at the ballpark. The answer is never.

Fiers entered the game with a 6.81 ERA.

His high pitch count was the next obstacle Fiers had to overcome in order to complete the no-hitter. On any given night, anything can happen.

The third and fourth near misses occurred on back-to-back pitches in the sixth inning.

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Farmer popped up into right field, and it looked like that was the end of Fiers' streak - until A's second baseman Jurickson Profar came way out for a spectacular diving catch for the second out of the inning.

"I broke every rule in the book and told him after the seventh, no more baserunners", A's manager Bob Melvin said after the game.

A bank of lights in left field was only partially lit before the scheduled start of the game, leading to a delay of more than 90 minutes.

It's also is Fiers' second no-hitter.

"Amazing plays", Fiers told MLB Network's Heidi Watney in a postgame interview.

"I knew. I don't like when guys are like they don't know", Fiers said. I felt great and everything was working.

Fiers became the seventh pitcher to throw no-hitters for multiple teams - Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson and Cy Young are among the others.

It was the first Athletics no-hitter since Sean Manaea beat the Red Sox 3-0 on April 21 of last season. The lights started to work once the game got underway, and the game was played without further delay.