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Many Brewers fans no doubt cringed with the talk that a possible replacement for injured righty starter Marco Estrada was none other than lefty Manny Parra, a pitcher with a lot of potential but one who has failed to pitch with any consistency as a MLB starter.  Parra has been serviceable, at times even good, as a bullpen pitcher when healthy.  A return to the rotation could have been a disaster.  With righthander Michael Fiers’s promotion from Nashville to fill in for Estrada, though, that scenario was avoided.  Fiers’s first MLB start was a dominating 7-inning outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in which he pounded the strike zone ferociously, throwing over 70 percent of his pitches for strikes.  Fiers did not fare nearly as well in his second start Sunday at Miller Park.  He allowed four earned runs in only five innings of work, gave up eight hits including two home runs, and threw 12 more pitches than in Los Angeles.  He did, however, show some signs that h...
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