Fiers’ mom will be watching when he takes the mound Saturday
Mike Fiers will have plenty of eyes on him when he makes his second start of the season Saturday against the Pirates. One pair in-particular will be extra special to him.
Fiers’ mom, Linda Korman, will be watching from her hospital bed in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to see her son take the mound against Jeff Locke. Korman has suffered from lupus for many years. Earlier this season, Fiers received news that her internal organs were failing and spent time with her between starts during a stint with Class A Brevard County.
“She’s always excited for every game, but especially when I’m pitching,” Fiers said of his mom who watches Brewers’ games on her iPad.
Fiers said his mom was moved out of the intensive care unit this week and is “on the right path.”
“They just moved her to a different room the other day, her own room,” Fiers said. “That’s another big step for her. She’s definitely moving the right way.”
Fiers began the season in the Brewers’ starting rotation but was demoted to Triple-A Nashville after one start and two relief appearances. The Brewers did him a favor by transferring him to Class A Brevard County, about a two-hour drive from home, so he could spend time with his mom.
He was recalled to the Brewers on May 12, making five relief appearances since. He is taking Kyle Lohse’s turn in the rotation on Saturday because of elbow irritation in Lohse’s right pitching arm, forcing him to miss a start.