Nashville, TN – Starting pitcher Mike Fiers was added to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team by the league office and will represent the Nashville Sounds in the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 16th at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.
Fiers holds a 2.63 ERA for 4th best in the PCL and has tossed quality starts in nine of his 13 outings with Nashville. The 29-year-old is holding PCL opponents to a .215 average, which ranks 5th among league hurlers.The right-handed hurler led the minors in strikeouts through June 7th, prior to a big league call up, and currently ranks 4th in the PCL with 103 in 78 2/3 innings, walking only 11 batters on the year. He paces all PCL hurlers in strikeouts per nine innings (11.78).
He recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts in eight innings in win on April 19 at Omaha only to out-do himself on May 10th, when he twirled 13 strikeouts over 6 2/3 scoreless frames to earn a victory at Iowa.
In addition to his time with the Sounds, Fiers made four appearances for Milwaukee during a two-week stint in mid-June, posting an 0-1 record and 2.57 ERA in four relief outings for the Brewers.
The All-Star nod is the second mid-season honor for Fiers. He was previously recognized as a Florida State League All-Star in 2010 and was named an honorable mention Pioneer League All-Star at the conclusion of his first professional season in 2009.
Fiers will join previously announced starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson, reliever Donovan Hand, and coach Bob Skube on the PCL All-Star squad that will take on the International League All-Stars.
The 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game will be broadcast live on television on MLB Network and the Armed Forces Network as well as on the radio on 102.5 FM “The Game” at 6:00pm CT.