Doug Fister
P HOU
3 days ago

Manager A.J. Hinch indicated Wednesday night that Fister will likely be placed on the paternity list in the coming days, Brian McTaggert of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move would provide the Astros with a useful roster spot following hamstring injuries for both Luis Valbuena and Carlos Gomez. Fister's stay on the paternity list, assuming it occurs in the next couple days, would also likely be short enough for the veteran hurler to make his next scheduled start Monday against the Blue Jays.

Doug Fister
P HOU
4 days ago

Fister (10-7) allowed six runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out three over 4.2 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Fister struggled to keep the Yankees' hitters off the base paths, and he exited the contest with a 6-1 deficit, leading to his seventh loss of 2016. He came into this contest allowing only five runs over his last three starts, and his ERA is now at 3.73 on the year. He'll make his next start Monday against the Blue Jays.

Doug Fister
P HOU
1 week ago

Fister (10-6) struck out five and allowed four hits and two walks over seven innings to earn the win Wednesday against Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Fister continued his domination of the A's, as he's now 3-1 with a 0.99 ERA in four starts against them this season. The crafty vet is 9-3 over his last 15 outings going back to May 1, tallying 11 quality starts during that stretch. Fister is on pace to set a career high in wins, exceeding his 2014 season in Washington in which he won 16 games.

Doug Fister
P HOU
2 weeks ago

Fister earned his ninth win of the season Friday versus Seattle, allowing three runs with three strikeouts and two walks across five innings.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran entered Friday's start having lost three in a row, and despite not throwing the ball exceptionally well, his offense gave him plenty to work with and he was able to do enough. Fister is in the midst of another solid yet unspectacular season, as he has a 3.64 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP through 111.1 innings, and he will look to continue as such Wednesday at Oakland in his next start.

Doug Fister
P HOU
3 weeks ago

Fister allowed just two earned runs with two strikeouts and three walks across eight strong innings Thursday versus Oakland en route to his sixth loss of the season.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran completed eight frames for the first time this season and lowered his ERA to 3.55, but his offense failed to pick him up versus Rich Hill and he suffered his third straight loss. On a positive note, Fister pitched much better than he had in his previous two outings, when he allowed nine runs in just 11.1 innings, and he has now tossed six quality starts out of his last eight. He will take a breather during the All-Star break before making his next start.

Doug Fister
P HOU
4 weeks ago

Fister (8-5) gave up five earned runs on nine hits and five walks over 4.2 inings in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the White Sox. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty apparently left his control in the clubhouse Saturday, as couldn't seem to locate anything throughout his time on the mound. The outing was Fister's shortest this year, but there was little choice but to yank him after he'd reached the 103-pitch mark in less than five frames. After a stretch of five consecutive quality starts, Fister has now surrendered nine earned runs on 17 hits-- including four homers-- over the 11.1 innings that encompass his last two trips to the mound. He'll look to reverse course when he faces the A's next Thursday.

Doug Fister
P HOU
1 month ago

Fister (8-4) allowed four runs on eight hits while striking out six over 6.2 innings to take the loss Sunday at the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

After entering the seventh inning in one-all tie, Fister gave up a pair of homers in the frame to saddle him with his fourth loss of the year. This was the first time he's allowed more than two earned runs in his last seven starts, and his ERA is at 3.36. He'll make his next start Saturday against the White Sox.

Doug Fister
P HOU
1 month ago

Fister (8-3) won his fourth straight start Monday, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts over seven innings against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Fister doesn't boast an impressive strikeout rate (5.69 K/9), but he leads all Astros starters in wins (eight), ERA (3.21), quality starts (11) and WAR (1.7). The veteran right-hander had to battle Scott Feldman and Mike Fiers for one of the Astros' back-end rotation spots in spring training, but he's been the team's best starter this season, out-performing reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel and fellow starters Lance McCullers and Collin McHugh. Fister lines up to toe the rubber again Sunday at Kansas City.

Doug Fister
P HOU
1 month ago

Fister (7-3) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts over 7.1 innings in a win Tuesday over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Fister was efficient, as he needed just 87 pitches to get into the eighth inning, partially thanks to 23 first-pitch strikes to 28 hitters. He did surrender two more home runs, however, and he has now allowed 11 this season. Fister struggled with home runs last season as well (1.2 HR/9), which was the main driver behind his poor 4.19 ERA. He has a 3.26 ERA in 2016 so far, but he doesn't have the strikeout rate (5.6 K/9) to maintain that level if he can't figure out how to keep the ball in the yard.

Doug Fister
P HOU
2 months ago

Fister (6-3) tossed six innings, allowing just one run on seven hits while walking one and striking out seven in Wednesday's win against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The first-year Astro had a rough first month -- he was 1-3 with a 5.56 ERA and an 11:11 K:BB in four April starts. However, Fister has been on point since the beginning of May. He's 5-0 in his last eight starts, and has lowered his ERA to 3.34 during that span. A major key to Fister's success has been his ability to limit home runs -- he gave up five blasts in his first four starts (22.2 innings), but has turned that around by allowing just four homers over his last 50 innings. His next start comes against St. Louis on Tuesday.