Doug Fister SP WAS 2 weeks 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 2 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 4 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

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

Doug Fister SP WAS 6 months ago

Fister allowed two runs on five hits, walking two and striking out one over 6.2 innings of a 3-2 win against Miami on Friday night.

It was a respectable outing for Fister (15-6, 2.55 ERA) who has now posted quality starts in his last two after a short stretch where he struggled. He is not a strikeout pitcher but he does rely on pinpoint command which hasn't been as sharp lately so he will try to get back in the groove as the Nationals head to the playoffs. With his team having already clinched, his next (and final) start is still not set in stone.

Doug Fister SP WAS 7 months ago

Fister was dominant Monday night, going seven shoutout innings while allowing just two hits.

Monday's start was a nice recovery for Fister, who had allowed four or more runs in each of his last three starts before the gem against the Braves. Fister's strong season will continue this weekend against the Mets.

Doug Fister SP WAS 7 months ago

Fister pitched five innings Tuesday against the Dodgers, allowing four runs (three earned) on 10 hits and two walks, while striking out two in the loss.

Fister has been struggling of late, and has now allowed 13 runs (11 earned) on 27 hits and four walks in his last three starts (spanning 16.2 innings). Still, with a 2.66 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 82:18 K:BB ratio in 135.1 innings pitched, Fister is a trusted pitcher in fantasy circles. His next start is scheduled for Monday at home against the Braves.

Doug Fister SP WAS 7 months ago

Fister gave up five runs -- four earned -- on 10 hits over 5.2 innings in a losing effort Wednesday night.

He scuffled in his start Friday too, and was spotted with stitches on the back of his neck following the removal of skin cancer. Fister told reporters that the issue wasn't a factor regarding his performance after that start, and he didn't require any additional time off around the minor procedure. He'll look to get back on track against the Dodgers in his next start Tuesday.