Rick Kranitz is telling Mike Fiers that he can never shave again before he makes a start.
Mike Fiers isn't the only Brewers starter to have experienced his share of trouble at Coors Field. With his start tonight, he became the sixth Brewers starter to allow eight runs in a start at Coors Field. The list includes a mix of great pitchers and bad pitchers. Here's the full list:
|Jeff D'Amico||Sep. 30, 2001||3 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2 HR, 62 Pitches|
|Ruben Quevedo||Jul. 19, 2002||5 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 2 HR, 103 Pitches|
|Ben Sheets||Aug. 15, 2005||6 IP, 13 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 98 Pitches|
|Yovani Gallardo||Aug. 8, 2007||2.2 IP, 12 H, 11 R, 11 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 2 HR, 80 Pitches|
|Jeff Suppan||Sep. 30, 2009||6 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HR, 103 Pitches|
|Mike Fiers||Aug. 13, 2012||2 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR, 48 Pitches|
Some observations from the list:
- Jeff D'Amico was a tough luck loser at Coors Field, as seven of the runs he allowed were unearned. Geoff Jenkins commited an error on a play that could have ended the third inning, but instead it led to the first two of seven unearned runs in the inning.
- Ben Sheets and Jeff Suppan had to suffer the longest, being left out there for as long as possible. It ended up being six innings in both cases.
- Yovani Gallardo allowed the most runs in his start, allowing eleven over his 2+ innings of work.
- Mike Fiers pitched the fewest innings and pitches of any of these players in his game.
- Mike Fiers is also the only one on this list who did not allow a home run.
Maybe Fiers can talk to Gallardo about how to get over the nightmares of pitching at Coors Field. They both now have that in common.