Doug Fister
P HOU
3 days ago

Fister (12-9) allowed four runs, two of which were earned, on seven hits and one walk while striking out one over 4.1 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Fister has now allowed four runs in three of his last four starts, and his ERA has gone from 3.47 to 3.60 on the year. He now has reached the 100-strikeoout mark for the first time since 2013. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Rangers.

Doug Fister
P HOU
1 week ago

Fister (12-8) earned the win on Monday by shutting out the Pirates for seven innings. he allowed just three hits, walked one, and struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Fister had allowed nine runs over his previous two starts before Monday's masterpiece. The veteran has vacillated between very good (three starts of zero runs allowed) and very bad (three starts of four-plus runs allowed) over his last seven games. The end result is a 3.59 ERA and 1.27 WHIP a season after losing his starting job in Washington. Fister will try to develop some consistency when he takes on the Rays on Sunday.

Doug Fister
P HOU
2 weeks ago

Fister (11-8) allowed four runs on seven hits, struck out three and walked one over four innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander worked around a base runner in the first two frames, but the Cardinals tagged him for five hits and three runs in the third. Fister then allowed a solo homer in the fourth. After working his ERA down below 3.50, Fister has allowed nine runs in his last 11 innings. He is 11-8 with a 3.76 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 95 strikeouts in 146.0 innings.

Doug Fister
P HOU
3 weeks ago

Fister (11-7) pitched seven innings, allowing five runs, eight hits and two walks while striking out five Twins in Thursday's win.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander was in line for a quality start before giving up a pair of runs in the eighth without recording an out. Fister's final line looks worse than his true performance, as he tried to push himself deep into the game, throwing his most pitches in a game since July 7, to save the bullpen for the second game of the day's double-header. Since May 1, the 32-year-old right-hander has been remarkable on the road, going 7-1 with a 3.10 ERA away from home. Fister will look to bring some of that mojo home for his next start against the Cardinals on Wednesday at Minute Maid.

Doug Fister
P HOU
4 weeks ago

Fister allowed one run on nine hits, struck out two and walked two over six innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander failed to post a clean inning in the entire game, but still made it through six on 94 pitches. Fister threw 61 of those pitches for strikes, and the only run he allowed was a solo bomb in the sixth. Since a bad loss versus the Yankees on July 26, Fister has allowed just one run in 12 innings over two starts, but he took a no-decision in both outings. Fister will look to keep this going but win in his next start Thursday against the Twins.

Doug Fister
P HOU
4 weeks ago

Fister has been activated from the paternity list and will start Saturday's game against the Rangers, Angel Verdejo of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fister spent the last three days with his family, but he is back with the Astros, and will jump right back into the rotation Saturday. He has fared well against the Rangers this season, giving up three earned runs in 12 innings over two starts.

Doug Fister
P HOU
1 month ago

Fister was placed on the paternity list Wednesday, but is still expected to make his scheduled start Saturday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Things work out well for Fister and his owners, as he gets to attend the birth of his child without missing his turn in the rotation. Brad Peacock was recalled from Triple-A to serve as a long man out of the bullpen in the short term.

Doug Fister
P HOU
1 month ago

Fister threw six shutout innings, allowed just four hits and a walk and struck out eight in a no-decision Monday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Fister was sharp, as he threw 15 first-pitch strikes to 23 hitters and induced 11 swinging strikes in completely locking down the vicious Toronto lineup. He has shown flashes of brilliance lately, with two shutout starts in his past three, but unfortunately he allowed six runs in 4.2 innings in the other one. His 3.56 ERA could be even lower if it wasn't for that kind of inconsistency.

Doug Fister
P HOU
1 month ago

Fister will start Monday against the Blue Jays, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Astros were prepared in the event Fister needed to go on paternity leave, as they scratched Joe Musgrove from his scheduled start for Triple-A Fresno over weekend as a backup plan, but Fister will take Monday's turn after all. Fister will oppose Marcus Stroman as he looks to bounce back from a poor outing against the Yankees (six runs on nine hits over 4.2 innings).

Doug Fister
P HOU
1 month 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.