October 22, 2014

Fiers flirts with perfection

Rookie right-hander Mike Fiers took a perfect game into the 7th inning last

Mike Fiers

night, but had to settle for a 3-1 Milwaukee Brewers win over the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park.

Fiers had retired 18-straight hitters before Zach Cozart broke up his bid for perfection with a leadoff double in the seventh. 

AUDIO: Mike Fiers on losing the perfect game :16

Fiers did collect himself and finish off the inning.  He also worked the 8th as well, striking out pinch-hitter Ryan Ludwig to get out of a jam.

AUDIO: Ron Roenicke impressed with Fiers for not falling apart. :18

Fiers improved to 6-4 with the win, lowering his ERA to 1.80.  He ended up allowing 1-run on 3-hits while striking out 7 and walking nobody.

Aramis Ramirez clubbed a 2-run home run off of Reds starter Johnny Queto and Brewers rookie Jim Henderson pitched the 9th for his first save.

The Brewers captured the first two games in the series.  They’ll shoot for the sweep this afternoon at Miller Park.