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Astros’ Mike Fiers suspended 5 games for throwing at Valbuena

Fiers won’t appeal the suspension.

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Mike Fiers arguably lost Wednesday's game by giving up five runs in the first inning on Wednesday night. Now the Astros have lost Mike Fiers for five games.

Fiers has been suspended for five games and been fined and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing at former Astro Luis Valbuena, per Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball.

Fiers, 32, will not appeal the supsetion and it will take effect on Thursday.

The Astros right-handed pitcher gave up a home run to Valbuena in the first inning and threw behind Valbuena’s head (very far behind) in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Bat flips from Valbuena shouldn’t be new to the Astros, he was on the Houston roster for the past two seasons. But it appears the Astros clubhouse has changed in one season.

Fiers said after the game that he took the home run bat flip as offensive.