Fiers, Cheered In Preseason Game

MESA, Arizona, USA (AP) – K. C. Sandstrom, a fan of the Athletics, sat behind the right garden line to watch his team warm up. He was armed with a white board, in which he had written a caption in capital letters: “MIKE FIERS FOR PRESIDENT,” said the sign. They have been stormy months for Fiers, current Oakland pitcher and former Houston player, who helped discover the signal theft committed by the Astros. Their complaints unleashed the scandal that has shaken the Major Leagues. But during a cool Sunday afternoon in Arizona, the 34-year-old pitcher received a warm welcome, in what was his first appearance of the preseason at Mesa. “Oakland is going to support us, no matter what happens,” Fiers confided, after launching two perfect innings against San Francisco. “They have always been there. It’s fun to play in front of all these fans, with these guys. It was just a great baseball day. ”Although Fiers is now best known for his relationship with the investigation of signal theft, he is a pitcher with many achievements. He has thrown two games without a hit in nine seasons and comes from his best year in the majors – he finished with a record of 15-4 and a 3.90 ERA, over 184 innings and two thirds in 2019.