Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Losers of two straight, the Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t find any relief against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Friday night. Just as the Dodgers did, the Astros entered play with a 2.5-game lead in their division but unlike Los Angeles, Houston added to their lead by the end of the night.

It was thanks in large part to timely hitting by the Astros and a historic performance by right-hander Mike Fiers, whose first career complete game coincided with him throwing his first no-hitter. Using a fastball that sat in the low 90s and occasional breaking balls, Fiers tossed a career-high 134 pitches, striking out 10 and walking three.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said postgame a no-hitter doesn’t necessarily make a loss feel any worse and likened the game to bad cake, via Pedro Moura of the OC Register:

Meanwhile Brett Anderson, who allowed three runs on seven hits in seven innings, congratulated Fiers:

With the Dodgers largely failing to make hard contact in the game, Kiké Hernandez pointed to a lack of adjustments, according to Moura:

According to J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News, Houston native Carl Crawford, who went 0-for-3 with one strikeout intended on avoiding ESPN’s SportsCenter:

Friday’s game was the 18th time the Dodgers have been no-hit, which is tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for most in baseball.


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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

One Response

  1. asshatwillie

    Mattingly and Mcguire. The worst manager and batting coach in the MLB, both on my team. I feel so……….lucky


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