Oakland Athletics Pitcher Mike Fiers threw his second career no-hitter and the 300th in Major League Baseball history Tuesday night in a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif.
Fiers also threw a no-hitter on August 21, 2015 as a member of the Houston Astros in a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“It was amazing. Things like this just happen,” Fiers said according to MLB.com. “You go out there wanting to go deep in the game and get the defense off the field as quick as possible. Some great plays by [Jurickson] Profar and [Ramon] Laureano, and [catcher Josh] Phegley putting down the right signs.”
He became the 35th pitcher in MLB history to throw multiple no-hitters. Nolan Ryan holds the MLB record with 7 career no-hitters.
Fiers completed the no-hitter throwing 131 pitches.
“It’s always tricky late in a game like that when a guy has a bunch of pitches,” Fiers said, according to MLB.com. “[Manager Bob Melvin] was definitely looking out for my health and the team as well. I’m just thankful for him to leave me in and trusting me. I felt great and everything was working. It wasn’t a matter of being tired. I had adrenaline at that point. It was just being myself and trusting Phegley behind the plate.”
Fiers no-hitter was the first of the 2019 season and the 13th in Athletics’ history.