Doug Fister SP WAS 1 Month

Fister cruised to his 12th win of the season on Tuesday, tossing seven shutout innings while giving up seven hits and striking out three.

His ERA on the season now sits at a sparkling 2.34 with a 1.07 WHIP. Fister's K/9 rate has surprisingly dropped more than a full strikeout from last season, to 5.56 K/9, but he's also working on a career-best 1.05 BB/9, as the Nationals' infield defense (a big upgrade on what Fister had to work with in Detroit) has given him the confidence to let batters make all the weak contact they want.

Doug Fister SP WAS 2 Months

Doug Fister fired seven scoreless innings Sunday in the Nationals' 4-2 defeat of the Reds.

Fister dominated, allowing only three hits (all of them singles) and one walk while striking out five. He's now 10-2 on the season with a 2.69 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 54/11 K/BB ratio in 90 1/3 innings. The 30-year-old right-hander is capable of improving that strikeout rate and should be a fantasy ace down the stretch. Fister will take on the Phillies at home in his next outing.

Doug Fister SP WAS 2 Months

Doug Fister gave up two runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a win over the Rockies.

Fister wasn't at his best tonight, but he didn't need to be against a Rockies lineup missing Troy Tulowitzki, Justin Morneau and Michael Cuddyer. He still managed to take a shutout into the sixth inning before giving up five hits and a walk in the frame. Fortunately, Aaron Barrett was able to strand the bases loaded by striking out Brandon Barnes.

Doug Fister SP WAS 2 Months

Doug Fister improved his record to 8-2 after limiting the Orioles to two runs over seven innings on Wednesday.

Fister put together his fourth consecutive quality start, holding the Orioles to seven hits -- including Manny Machado's solo home run -- and two walks while striking out three. Fister has turned out to be exactly what the Nationals hoped for when they traded for him, as he now carries a 2.90 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and a 45/8 K/BB ratio. When the Nationals return from the All-Star break, Fister will take the hill against the Brewers at home.

Doug Fister SP WAS 2 Months2 Comments

Tuesday's game between the Orioles and Nationals was postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up on August 4. Scheduled starters Bud Norris and Doug Fister will be pushed back to Wednesday.

Doug Fister SP WAS 3 Months

Doug Fister improved to 7-2, allowing three runs over seven innings as the Nationals defeated the Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday.

Fister's effort on Wednesday was his eighth quality start out of 11 on the season. The right-hander made one big mistake, allowing a three-run homer to Michael McKenry in the second inning. Aside from that, he was tough on the Rockies, allowing just seven hits, walking none, and striking out five. Fister will bring a 2.93 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP, and a 42/6 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Orioles at home.

Doug Fister SP WAS 3 Months

Doug Fister got a no-decision, allowing three runs over six innings as the Nationals were defeated 5-3 by the Cubs on Thursday.

All three runs came in the fourth inning on three singles, a wild pitch, and a double. The right-hander allowed six hits overall, striking out one without issuing a walk. Fister has been solid for the Nationals since making his season debut on May 9, now carrying a 2.83 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 37/6 K/BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings. He'll go up against the Rockies at home in his next start.

Doug Fister SP WAS 3 Months

Doug Fister tossed eight innings of shutout ball Saturday in the Nationals' 3-0 defeat of the Braves.

Fister was magnificent, allowing only five hits -- all of them singles -- over his eight scoreless frames. He issued just one walk and struck out three, moving to 6-2 on the year. The right-hander boasts a 2.65 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 36/6 K/BB ratio in 57 2/3 innings this year. Fister will take on the Cubs at Wrigley Field next week.

Doug Fister SP WAS 3 Months

Doug Fister allowed four runs over six innings of work in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Fister gave up seven hits, including two home runs, on the afternoon. The right-hander hadn't allowed more than two runs in a start since his first start of the season on May 9, as the bad day raised his ERA to 3.08. Fister will look for a better result Saturday against the Braves.

Doug Fister SP WAS 3 Months

Doug Fister shut out the Giants over seven innings in Tuesday's 2-1 victory to earn his fifth straight victory.

Fister's season started a little over a month late, but he's made up for lost time. He struggled in his Nationals' debut against the A's on May 9, but hasn't allowed more than two runs in an outing since, and has walked only three batters in those six outings. He improves to 5-1 with a 2.68 ERA and 1.03 WHIP, numbers he'll take to St. Louis on Sunday.