If Sunday afternoon was any indication, the public has Mike Fiers’ back.
In the A’s right-hander’s first appearance of spring training and first time toeing the rubber since blowing the whistle on the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, Fiers was cheered by the fans when he took the field against the Giants at Hohokam Park.
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On the mound, Fiers worked two efficient innings. He threw 19 pitches (12 strikes) and retired all six batters he faced.
Fiers might face a different reaction when it’s not a spring training game, but for now, it appears the fans are glad Fiers outed the Astros.
Flip the Pages to see Fiers reception: