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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sportsman of the Week Ending 8/23/2015

An outstanding individual game effort stood above the rest this week.  Houston Astros recent acquisition pitcher Mike Fiers, not necessarily a household name, pitched the fifth no-hitter of 2015 in shutting out the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday August 21.  Starting with a lot of pitches and a few walks early in the game, Fiers looked improbable to even get through the sixth inning.  Then he got in a groove, retiring the last 21 batters in order blowing away the Dodgers with fastballs up in the zone.  Nary a close call was seen, just one warning track drive easily cradled by RF Jake Marisnick.  Fiers finished his first complete game with 134 pitches.  It was the first Astros home (and complete game) no-hitter in 22 years, their last was in 2003 combined against the New York Yankees.  Fiers etches his name in baseball history, and our Sportsman of the Week!

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