Doug Fister SP WAS 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.

Doug Fister SP WAS 2 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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.

Doug Fister SP WAS 3 Months

Fister allowed four runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out three over six innings of a 10-3 loss to the Giants on Friday night.

Fister (12-4, 2.38 ERA) has done little wrong this season but he had a bit of an off-night in this one, including giving up a pair of long balls. He'll try to get back in the win column on the road against Philadelphia next time out.

Doug Fister SP WAS 3 Months

Fister recently had skin cancer removed from his neck, but he indicated Friday night that he's OK, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

After being spotted with stitches on his neck, Fister shared the information with reporters on hand Friday night. By all indications, everything is under control health-wise for Fister, and he'll be ready to roll for his next scheduled start.

Doug Fister SP WAS 3 Months

Fister tossed seven strong innings versus the Pirates on Sunday, allowing two unearned runs on five hits and a walk while recording five strikeouts.

Fister continues his outstanding 2014 campaign in the nation's capital, as he now sports a 2.20 ERA across 18 starts during his first trip through the Senior Circuit. The 30-year-old righty has been especially strong during his last five outings, surrendering just two earned runs over 35.1 innings while posting a 0.88 WHIP and 25:4 K:BB ratio. Fister will look to maintain his superb rhythm on the mound Friday versus the Giants.