Michael Fiers and Martin Maldonado were supposed to be in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, manning the battery for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds in their road series against the RedHawks.
Instead, with a bit of offensive help from Ryan Braun, the battery mates blew through the best team in the major leagues.
In their starting debuts with the Brewers on Tuesday, Fiers and Maldonado quickly made their presence known, as Milwaukee took its second win of the series in Los Angeles, 2-1. Fiers went seven full innings and gave up just five hits with one earned run. He didn't walk a single batter. And while he tallied just three strikeouts, he was extraordinarily efficient with his pitches, often getting ahead in the count and registering just 89 pitches in his seven innings.
"That was a great outing," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said after the win.
Quite simply, it was one of the best pitching performances the Brewers have turned in all season, and it came from the first pitcher-catche...