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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||205.00||13.00||10.00||0.00||3.60||1.18||130.00||34.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Atlanta|| 19.1||1||1|| 3.26||0||3||10|
|vs LHB|| 31.1||0||0|| 3.73||0||8||11|
|vs RHB|| 20.2||0||0|| 4.79||0||3||14|
|12/26/2014||Doug Fister, SP WAS||Francisco Rodriguez, RP MIL|
Matt Holliday, LF STL
|12/26/2014||Doug Fister, SP WAS|
Freddy Galvis, SS PHI
Drew Stubbs, CF COL
|Jay Bruce, RF CIN|
|12/26/2014||Nick Castellanos, 3B DET|
Zach Britton, RP BAL
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
|Doug Fister, SP WAS|
Martin Prado, 3B MIA
|Last 10 Games|
Nationals SP Doug Fister fires seven shutout innings Thursday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/25/15) Nationals right-hander Doug Fister was excellent in his start against the Braves on Thursday. Fister was making his second start since returning from the disabled list with a forearm injury, and this one went much better than the previous one.
On Thursday, Fister threw seven scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out four in the 6-0 victory. This was Fister's first scoreless outing since he went 6 1/3 shutout innings on May 3. He finished with 111 pitches on Thursday.
"[He] continued to be down in the zone, forcing contact," manager Matt Williams said, per MLB.com. "We pushed him to 110-ish, which was good. Got him through that last inning, too, which was good. I thought he pitched really well. He was in command out there, throwing it where he wanted to."
Fister had given up 12 earned runs in 7 1/3 innings over his last two starts, straddling his stint on the DL. So this was a nice bounceback for the veteran righty, who now sports a 4.15 ERA on the season.
"I wanted to push myself today, and [manager Matt Williams] let me go back out there in the seventh," Fister said. "That's huge for me, is being able to go back out there and prove to teammates and prove to myself that I can go out there and finish an inning. I hadn't done that this year, so that was a positive note for me personally. It takes a lot of plays in the outfield, plays in the infield, guys turning double plays early on in the game to enable me to do that."
Nationals Doug Fister returns to rotation, saddled with loss
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(6/18/15) Doug Fister came off the disabled list Thursday but his return wasn't enough to snap the Nationals out of their funk in a loss to the Rays.
Fister went 5 1/3 innings in his first start since May 14 and labored through the final inning, when the Rays rallied for four runs to take control of the game. Fister allowed five earned runs and nine hits while striking out three batters.
Fister, who was sidelined with right forearm tightness, fell to 2-3 on the season.
Nationals P Doug Fister ready to go vs. Rays
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(6/18/15) Nationals pitcher Doug Fister is on the lineup card and will start Thursday night's game against the Rays.
Fister hasn't started a game since May 14 and just came off the disabled list after rehabbing an injury to his forearm. This season, Fister is 2-2 with a 4.31 ERA.
Nationals SP Doug Fister says time on DL was beneficial
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/18/15) Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister, who returns to action Thursday against the Rays after spending a few weeks on the disabled list with a strained flexor forearm muscle, looked at his time away from the major-league rotation as beneficial. It allowed him to work on his pitching mechanics after a up-and-down start to the season.
"Making the decision for the DL was kinda almost an easy one," Fister said, per MASNsports.com. "At the time, it wasn't allowing me to get my job done and that's something we can't toy around with. We've got to win games here, period. If that means me taking a step out, that's what I had to do. That was an easy decision for us over the time. Being on the DL, I think it's improved and gotten a lot better.
"I'm really looking forward to seeing how it improves. There was a lot of mechanical issues that I've had and it kind of got away from me. ... It's these three weeks or however long it's been, it's almost like a spring training for me trying to get back on track. As everything goes along, it's going to progress even better. I'm looking forward to seeing how that goes."
Nationals SP Doug Fister set to return Thursday vs. Rays
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/16/15) Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister will return to the rotation Thursday against the Rays, manager Matt Williams said Tuesday. Fister has been sidelined since mid-May due to a forearm injury.
|2014 Summary: Moving from Detroit to Washington, where he'd have a better infield defense behind him and wouldn't have to face a DH every time through the order, was supposed to make Doug Fister better. That's exactly what happened. His ERA dropped by more than a full run to a career-low 2.41, and he won 16 of his 25 starts to make him a top 15 pitcher on a per-start basis in Head-to-Head points leagues. |
Playing time status: The start of Fister's season was delayed because of elbow inflammation and a strained lat, but he clearly wasn't feeling the effects of either injury when he finally made his Nationals debut. He missed a handful of starts in 2012 as well, giving him something of an injury history, but that's not really the concern for him in Fantasy.
2015 Outlook: The concern for Fister is that at a time when everyone who's anyone has the capacity for 150 strikeouts, his rate falls below what most people would consider the acceptable. While it shrank in 2014, his home run rate rose, giving him a 3.93 FIP that suggests he may have actually regressed despite the career-low ERA. As long as he continues to throw strikes and eat innings for an expected contender, though, Fister is a pretty safe bet to be a top-40 starting pitcher.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
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