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Athletics Nation Jun 18, 2016

Michael Saunders, Doug Fister, and another reminder that baseball is a random number generator

Before the 2015 season, the A's and Royals each signed a new designated hitter to a multi-year deal. The A's chose a 29-year-old former All-Star who'd just had a slight off-year (96 OPS+) on a pennant-winning club. The Royals chose a 32-year-old who'd just had a massive off-year (75 OPS+) after missing months to a contract holdout, and he also carried a significant injury history. The A's guy flopped (98 OPS+) for a last-place team, while the Royals' guy enjoyed the second-best year of his entire career (127 OPS+) and was a key figure in a championship run. We can (and frequently do)...
Viva El Birdos Jun 14, 2016

Baseball sometimes sucks; Cards lose 5-2 to Astros

If you came into this game worried about Jaime Garcia, you left this game... worried about Jaime Garcia. What a thoroughly, uninteresting boring game.  It's the type of game that's boring if you're losing, and riveting if you're winning.  Well probably not, but winning sure helps.  Besides two home runs, there was absolutely nothing about this game worth watching.  Jaime Garcia pitched decent, but not great.  Doug Fister pitched decent, but not great.  The Astros bullpen shut the Cards down though... which is not exactly something that's going to make a game more interesting if you're...
SpikesnStars Jun 9, 2016

Astros Finally Beat the Rangers in a Baseball Game

Astros win in Arlington for first time ever in a long time. WP: Doug Fister (6-3) LP Tom Wilhemsen (2-3) Save: Will Harris (2) Yu Darvish started but didn’t make it to the sixth inning, his shoulder was tight. Aw. Later Adrian Beltre, limped off the field with a sore hammy. “Stinky” didn’t assault anybody. […]
SpikesnStars Jun 3, 2016

This One Goes to 12

June 3, 2016 Astros 12, Athletics 2 W – Fister (5-3) L – Hahn (2-3) Box Score GameZone thread This one barely got off the ground before it was over.  The Astros sent 12 hitters to the plate in a 7-run 1st inning that put the game away quickly.  A’s starter Jesse Hahn got the […]

VIDEO: Angels' Bandy avoids double play to drive in a run, Angels down 4-3

With runners on the corners and one out, Doug Fister and the Astros needed a double play to get out of the jam, but Jett Bandy wouldn't give it to them. Bandy hit a grounder to third baseman Luis Valbuena who fired to Jose Altuve at second for the...

VIDEO: Calhoun homers in the first, Angels up 1-0

Kole Calhoun hit a solo home run off of Doug Fister to get the Angels off to a 1-0 lead over the Astros in the first inning Sunday. It was his fourth home run of the year, his first since May 14 at Seattle. After starting the season with a .267...

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