Doug Fister SP WAS 15 hours ago

Fister wasn't at his best Monday, getting a no-decision after allowing five runsfour earnedin 5.2 innings.

Fister allowed 10 hits and struck out just three in the uneven start. He has now allowed 10 runs over his last two starts after surrendering two total in his first two. He'll look to get back on track this weekend when the Nationals travel to face the Mets.

Doug Fister SP WAS 5 days ago

Fister escaped with no decision Wednesday despite allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks in six innings against the Cardinals.

Not a pretty start for the veteran, but at least his teammates mounted a comeback that got him off the hook. Fister's owners may have been spoiled a little by his 0.69 ERA over two starts against the Phillies to open the year, but as long as he's healthy, he should remain a well-above-average rotation arm for Washington this year.

Doug Fister SP WAS 2 weeks ago

Fister pitched 6.2 innings Wednesday, giving up two runs- one earned- on four hits and four walks while striking out four to pick up the win against the Phillies.

Fister's command looked good all game, but he got tired in the seventh and needed to be relieved. Nonetheless, his effort Thursday was good enough to earn his first win of the season. Fister will face off against St. Louis on Wednesday in his next start.

Doug Fister SP WAS 2 weeks ago

Fister came away with a tough no-decision on Saturday, tossing 6.1 scoreless innings while allowing six hits and a walk, striking out one.

The Nationals' bullpen failed to protect a lead for Fister, but otherwise his 2015 debut was everything his fantasy owners could have hoped for. He'll get another crack at the Phillies on Thursday back home in DC.

Doug Fister SP WAS 1 month ago

Fister allowed one run on four hits and a walk over 2.1 innings in Friday's Grapefruit League action, striking out two.

The sinkerballer had to deal with some sloppy mid-March glove work behind him, but otherwise Fister seems well on his way to being ready for Opening Day. He may not be able to repeat his career-best 2.41 ERA, but if he stays healthy he could take a run at topping last season's 16 wins, given the defense and run support he should get.

Doug Fister SP WAS 3 months ago

Fister and the Nationals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $11.4 million contract Friday, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

Fister will receive more than he made the last two years combined in his final arbitration-eligible season. He got a little lucky last season, posting a 2.41 ERA despite owning a 3.93 FIP, but he also won 16 of his 25 starts and did an excellent job keeping runners off the basepaths. He slots in as the third starter in a talented Washington rotation.

Doug Fister SP WAS 5 months ago

Fister was tendered a contract prior to Tuesday's deadline.

He missed the early part of the season due to a strained lat muscle, but once Fister got on the mound it was smooth sailing for the sinkerballer. Another trade is possible, but he'll most likely anchor the middle of the Nationals' rotation again in 2015.

Doug Fister SP WAS 7 months ago

Fister will start Game 3 of the NLDS against the Giants on Monday.

As expected, the Nationals will start Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann in Games 1 and 2, respectively, with Fister to follow Monday. Nothing's official, but he'll likely oppose Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, who threw a complete game, four-hit shutout against the Pirates in Wednesday's NL Wild Card game. In two starts against San Francisco during the regular season, Fister gave up just four earned runs on 15 hits and two walks over 13 innings (2.77 ERA).

Doug Fister SP WAS 7 months ago

Fister closed his regular season with a complete game shutout against the Marlins Friday, allowing just three hits and striking out nine.

He need just 104 pitches to complete the gem and looks to be in terrific form heading into the Nationals postseason run.

Doug Fister SP WAS 7 months ago

Fister will start Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Marlins, Dan Kolko of MASNsports.com reports.

As a result of Wednesday's rainout, Blake Treinen and Gio Gonzalez are now set to start Games 1 and 2 of Thursday's doubleheader, respectively, with Fister to following in the first game of the team's second consecutive twin bill. He'll oppose right-hander Jarred Cosart.