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Doug Fister | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Doug Fister allowed three runs -- two earned -- in six innings Saturday in a win over the Mets.
Fister was cruising until the bottom of the fifth, when Wilmer Flores launched a two-run homer. Curtis Granderson then added an RBI single in the sixth, but the Nationals netted 10 total runs on 15 hits to take the easy victory in Queens. Fister is 14-6 with an outstanding 2.55 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. He'll face the Marlins in Miami next time through the Washington rotation. Sep 13 - 11:13 PM

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Doug Fister allowed just two hits over seven scoreless innings to beat the Braves on Monday.

After three consecutive poor starts, Fister found his mojo tonight, cruising through the first six innings. He did start to tire in the seventh, and it looked like Matt Williams would come out to pull him with two outs, but Williams chose to leave him in and he got Andrelton Simmons to hit a routine grounder to end the frame with two on. Fister is 13-6 with a 2.53 ERA.
Sep 8 - 10:17 PM

Doug Fister allowed four runs -- three earned -- on 10 hits over five innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Fister suffered his third consecutive defeat, punching out two and walking two. He went 12-2 with a 1.89 ERA in his first 17 starts, but has coughed up 12 earned runs and 27 hits across 16 2/3 innings (6.48 ERA) in back-to-back-back losses. Despite the recent struggles, the right-hander boasts an excellent 2.66 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and an 82/18 K/BB ratio. Fister is scheduled to play host to Atlanta next week, an outing that will kick off a two-start week.
Sep 3 - 1:12 AM

Doug Fister was hit hard in a loss to the Phillies on Wednesday, surrendering five runs (four earned) on 10 hits and a walk.

Fister allowed a pair of home runs: a solo shot to Jimmy Rollins in the first inning, and a go-ahead two-run home run to Grady Sizemore in the sixth. The right-hander then hit Ben Revere with a pitch before he was lifted in favor of reliever Matt Thornton. Fister only struck out three on the night. He has an excellent 2.55 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and an 80/16 K/BB ratio. He'll be in Los Angeles when he faces the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Aug 27 - 11:15 PM

After pitching Friday night with stitches on his neck, Doug Fister revealed that he had "some skin cancer removed a couple of days ago."

Fister declined to elaborate further, and he said the procedure had nothing to do with his rare off night on the mound (he gave up four runs in six innings in a loss to the Giants). He's expected to make his next start against the Phillies on normal rest.
Aug 23 - 11:12 AM

Doug Fister allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings against the Giants on Friday.

In the game of Hot Potato that is any long winning streak, Fister was the pitcher who dropped the tuber. The Nationals had won ten in a row prior to Friday's defeat. The home run was Fister's undoing in this start, as he allowed a three-run shot to Joe Panik in the fourth and a solo tater to Buster Posey in the sixth. Despite the loss, Fister's still putting up a career year, posting a 2.38 ERA and 1.07 WHIP to go with his 12-4 record. He'll try to rebound against the Phillies next time out.
Aug 22 - 11:54 PM

Doug Fister told media member Friday he had skin cancer removed from the right side of his neck "a couple days ago."

Fister was sporting stitches on his neck from the procedure, and the right-hander made sure to specify that the issue didn't affect his pitching in Friday's game. "It had no effect tonight," Fister told reporters after allowing four runs over six innings of work. Fister said the minor issue won't affect him moving forward.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Aug 22 - 11:49 PM

Doug Fister improved to 12-3 with seven shutout innings against the Mets on Tuesday.

Fister has now gone at least seven innings while allowing two runs or fewer in four consecutive outings. The Mets scratched out seven hits, but weren't able to bunch them up. Fister walked none and struck out three, lowering his ERA to 2.34. He has a 1.07 WHIP and a 69/13 K/BB ratio as well. Fister will look to keep it going in a home start against the Pirates on Sunday.
Aug 12 - 10:46 PM

Doug Fister was once again on point, limiting the Mets to just one unearned run over 7 1/3 innings en route to his 11th win on Wednesday.

The right-hander held the Mets to six singles while issuing exactly zero walks and punching out seven batters. Over his last eight starts, including Wednesday's effort, Fister has a 1.96 ERA in 55 innings. On the season overall, Fister has a 2.49 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP, and a 66/13 K/BB ratio. Fister will match up against the Mets again in his next start, but the contest will be held at Citi Field.
Aug 6 - 9:40 PM

Doug Fister tossed seven innings of two-run ball in a losing effort against the Phillies on Friday.

Fister was fantastic, but ended up the tough luck loser in this one, as Roberto Hernandez was just a little better. The deciding blow was a sixth inning Marlon Byrd solo home run. Fister allowed six hits, walked two and struck out five. This was the sixth start in his last ten in which he's gone at least seven innings. The loss dropped him to 10-3. He'll take his 2.68 ERA out against the Mets next time around.
Aug 1 - 9:41 PM

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.
Jul 27 - 4:54 PM

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.
Jul 22 - 12:26 AM

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.
Jul 9 - 10:23 PM

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.
Jul 8 - 9:40 PM

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.
Jul 2 - 9:47 PM

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SS1Ian Desmond
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CF1Denard Span
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RF1Jayson Werth
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PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
7Taylor Jordan
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R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
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10Xavier Cedeno
11Aaron Barrett
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