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Mike Fiers and the Immaculate Inning

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In the fourth inning, Mike Fiers struck out the side on nine pitches. How often has that happened in team history?

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In the fourth inning of Thursday's game against the Dodgers, Mike Fiers accomplished a feat that is rare in baseball history. He struck out the side on nine pitches, which is known as an "immaculate inning" in baseball. According to Baseball-Almanac.com, it is the 79th time in the history of MLB that an immaculate inning has happened, and is the first one in 2015. The feat occurred six times last season, the last by Brandon McCarthy on September 17. In addition, it is the fourth time a Brewers pitcher has accomplished the feat:

Pitcher Date Opponent Inning Struck Out
Doug Jones 9/23/1997 Kansas City 9th Johnny Damon, Scott Cooper, Rod Myers
Ben Sheets 6/13/2004 Houston 3rd Pete Munro, Craig Biggio, José Vizcaíno
Rick Helling 6/20/2006 Detroit 1st Curtis Granderson, Plácido Polanco, Iván Rodríguez
Mike Fiers 5/7/2015 LA Dodgers 4th Enrique Hernández, Carlos Frías, Joc Pederson

Fiers would end up pitching five innings in the game, allowing five runs, five hits, five walks, and eight strikeouts. He threw 89 pitches, 46 for strikes, before being removed in the top of the sixth inning.

Here is a video of the feat from today's game.