Ranking the No-Hitters of Sean Manaea, Mike Fiers and Homer Bailey
3. Mike Fiers vs Los Angeles Dodgers, Aug. 21, 2015
Keeping with the trend, Mike Fiers’ first no-hitter, a tight 3-0 win at home, was the best of his two.
The most strenuous of the bunch – 134 pitches (the most of the five) and a high of three walks (each coming in one of the first three innings) – also tied for the lead with 10 strikeouts, six of which came in the final three frames, including a 13-pitch eighth in which he struck out the side and a swinging K of Justin Turner to end the outing.
After allowing a leadoff walk in the third and getting that runner out on a fielder’s choice, Fiers retired the final 19 batters, featuring only two outfield flyouts and no ball that had much of a chance to drop for a hit.
No fantastic defensive plays were needed, but Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Jake Marisinick played strong behind 6-foot-2 Fiers.