Mike Fiers had a really bad first inning yesterday against the Angels—five runs allowed, including a two-run shot from Luis Valbuena, who had the audacity to get a little excited and flip his bat. This did not please Fiers. He expressed this displeasure by throwing at Valbuena’s head. That backfired for Fiers immediately, with Valbuena notching a double.
It has continued to backfire for him today, with the announcement that he will be suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount. Considering how Fiers has been pitching this year, that’s maybe more reward than punishment for the Astros.