Mike Fiers on the A’s: ‘I think this is the best team in this division’

Oakland came up short, 5-4, against 1st-place Astros on Wednesday

Karl Buscheck
August 29, 2018 - 5:10 pm

Mike Fiers has been on point since landing at the Coliseum. In his first four starts with the green and gold, the righty has delivered a 1.50 ERA, surrendering four earned runs — while striking out 28 — in 24 innings.

The starter has proved to be a memorable quote, too. Before the A’s lost 5-4 to the first-place Astros on Wednesday, dropping them 2.5 games back on the top spot, Fiers was on MLB Network’s “High Heat.”

Here’s what he had to say when Chris "Mad Dog” Russo asked Fiers for his biggest takeaway since joining Oakland.

“I picked up that I think this team is the best team in this division,” Fiers said. “Coming in, I thought they were very talented (and) had a chance. But now being over here I feel like we have the best odds of winning this thing.”

More imminently, the A’s will be looking to dust the Seattle Mariners who arrive for a weekend set on Friday night. Oakland leads Seattle by 5.5 games.

 

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