Mike Fiers is not the best pitcher in the world. He came into the game against the Reds with a 6.81 ERA and walked out with a no-hitter. That makes him the pitcher with the highest ERA (min. 25 innings) to throw a no-no. `
But wait, there's more.
Fiers went far beyond the normal 120 pitch mark to make this no-hitter happen. He threw 131 pitches, the most pitches thrown in a no-hitter since he did it before in 2015 with 134 pitches. To put it in perspective, the two no-hitters in last year's season showed Sean Manaea and James Paxton throw 108 and 99 pitches respectively.
He also joins an odd list of players with the worst career ERA's and two no-hitters.
Homer Bailey: 4.58
Hideo Nomo: 4.24
Mike Fiers: 4.11
Bill Stoneman: 4.07
Of course the no-hitter couldn't have happened without a couple massive defensively plays to save the day. Both of the no-no savers came in the sixth inning.
It's crazy to think that some of the greatest pitchers to ever play the game never got a no-hitter, and Mr. Fiers from South Florida has two. Pure insanity.