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Washington Times Oct 9, 2017

Starters fail Red Sox in another early playoff exit

BOSTON (AP) - Ace left-hander Chris Sale began Boston's AL Division Series by giving up seven runs in five innings. Fellow starters Drew Pomeranz, Doug Fister and Rick Porcello didn't do any better. Again and again, the high-powered Houston Astros got to Boston's starters early, and after four truncated outings ...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 9, 2017
2017 MLB playoffs: David Price helps Red Sox avoid elimination

2017 MLB playoffs: David Price helps Red Sox avoid elimination

Price entered the game after another former Tiger, Doug Fister, struggled in his first start of the postseason. David Price has found redemption for a disappointing 2017 season in the bullpen. The former Detroit Tiger pitched four scoreless innings Sunday in the Boston Red Sox' 10-3 win over the Houston Astros.  Boston staved off elimination and will play again Monday at Fenway Park, down 2-1 in the series. Price entered the game after another former Tiger, Doug Fister, struggled in his first start of the postseason. He lasted only 1 1/3 innings, giving up three...
Fenway Nation Oct 8, 2017
Red Sox Stay Alive With Offensive Outburst, Win 10-3

Red Sox Stay Alive With Offensive Outburst, Win 10-3

Down 3-0 early, it was looking like a repeat of 2016's quick post-season exit. After Doug Fister exited in the second inning, Mookie Betts robbed ex-Sox Josh Reddick of a three-run blast—keeping the deficit at three. Then, after the Red Sox scratched out two runs to get close, Rafael 'Baby Ruth' Devers delivered a two-run HR to CF to give Boston the lead to stay. Then, David Price and the offense took over. Price—who may have forever changed his post-season narrative—tossed four scoreless innings. Boston kept the pressure on with a 6-run seventh—including a three-run HR by Jackie...
Athletics Nation Oct 8, 2017
ALDS Open Thread

ALDS Open Thread

The Astros and Indians go for the sweep. Game 1: Astros at Red Sox (Astros lead series 2-0) Doug Fister tries to push the Sox to a game four against former Oakland A’s great Brad Peacock. Game 2: Indians at Yankees (Indians lead series 2-0) Carlos Carrasco vs. Masahiro Tanaka in the Bronx. ____________ The Red Sox and Yankees could both be eliminated in one day. Yes plz.
Twinkie Town Oct 8, 2017
Playoffs Game Thread: American League Division Series games

Playoffs Game Thread: American League Division Series games

Will both the Yankees and Red Sox get swept today? Come chat with your fellow Twins fans as we find out! Both the Yankees AND the Red Sox could get swept today! As much as I want more baseball... that would be sort of hilarious. Game One: Astros at Red Sox When: 1:30 pm CT Where: FS1 Former Twins: Francisco Liriano, Eduardo Nunez (RIP), Chili Davis (Red Sox Hitting Coach) Series Record: Astros lead 2-0 Pitching Match-up: Peacock (13-2) at Fister (5-9) Game Two: Indians at Yankees When: 6:30 pm CT Where: FS1 Former Twins: Aaron Hicks, Jaime Garcia Series Record: Indians lead...
Outside Pitch Oct 5, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Doug Fister slated for Game Three of ALDS

The Boston Red Sox have officially announced their starter for Game Three of the American League Division Series. Midseason addition Doug Fister gets the nod over Rick Porcello and Eduardo Rodriguez. Doug Fister joined the Boston Red Sox near the end of June. When he entered the rotation, there were mixed expectations. At one point, the right-handed […] The post Boston Red Sox: Doug Fister slated for Game Three of ALDS appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Fenway Nation Sep 30, 2017
POLL: Almost Half Want Doug Fister To Start Game Three

POLL: Almost Half Want Doug Fister To Start Game Three

Early results to our latest FenwayNation Poll show that nearly half of our readers want Doug Fister to start Game Three of the upcoming ALDS series against the Houston Astros. As the chart shows, 46% choose the tall righty, with nearly equal shares opting for either Eduardo Rodriguez (24%) and Rick Porcello (22%). A full 7% choose someone other than those listed—mostly centering on David Price. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Over the Monster Sep 29, 2017
Red Sox 2, Astros 3: Red Sox bats fall short, fail to lock up division

Red Sox 2, Astros 3: Red Sox bats fall short, fail to lock up division

The race is still going. Friday night had a legitimate playoff feel at Fenway with early pitching changes and a crowd that was very much into it. Unfortunately, the hometown team came up just short. They got a solid performance from Doug Fister, but he made one big mistake that was enough to give the Astros a large enough margin to hold on for the victory. On the other side, the Red Sox offense was entirely nonexistent early on. They got going a bit in the second half of the game, but it wasn’t quite enough as they had some big outs in important spots. In particular, Andrew Benintendi had...
Over the Monster Sep 29, 2017
Red Sox vs. Astros lineup: Is this it?

Red Sox vs. Astros lineup: Is this it?

Wrap it up, boys. One more win or Yankees loss and the division is ours. Former Astro Doug Fister looks to deliver the final blow. Charlie Morton counters for Houston. JBJ sits. Let’s get this. Here are the full lineups:
Fenway Nation Sep 24, 2017
Mookie The Magnificient Rallys Red Sox To 5-4 Win

Mookie The Magnificient Rallys Red Sox To 5-4 Win

Down 4-1 in the eight-inning, the Red Sox made another patented comeback—scoring four runs on the bat and guile of Mookie Betts. The Boston Right-fielder laced a gap double that cleared the bases to the tie the contest at 4-4. Then, on an infield bleeder to third, he raced around to score the lead run in the eventual 5-4 win. Boston now has 20 wins when trailing after five innings—leading MLB. The Carmine Hose plated the five runs on only five hits—with Rafael Devers homering and knocking in the other two runs. Doug Fister went just 5.1 innings giving up three earned runs. But, again,...
Over the Monster Sep 24, 2017
Red Sox 5, Reds 4: Mookie Betts leads another late-game Red Sox comeback

Red Sox 5, Reds 4: Mookie Betts leads another late-game Red Sox comeback

That’s six in a row for the Sox. We’ve heard this story before, but it truly never gets old. The Red Sox offense was sleepwalking through the early portions of this game and they fell behind by a few runs. It looked like things were going to end poorly, but as they’ve done so many times before they led a late-game rally to take the lead late in the game. This time, it came in the eighth and it was led by Mookie Betts. It would be unfair to say he did it by himself but he was clearly the face of this comeback. Earlier in the game, it was a mildly encouraging start from Doug Fister, who...
Red Reporter Sep 24, 2017
Reds vs. Red Sox, Game 3: Preview and Predictions

Reds vs. Red Sox, Game 3: Preview and Predictions

Cincinnati Reds vs. Boston Red Sox 1:10 PM ET Jackson Stephens vs. Doug Fister The Reds enter their final home game of 2017 on a 5-game losing streak. Can Jackson Stephens give the home fans a positive note to end the season on? Go Reds!

Red Sox's Fister looks for better start against Reds (Sep 24, 2017)

CINCINNATI -- Boston Red Sox right-hander Doug Fister adjusted his pregame schedule in an effort to improve his first-inning command. He's scheduled to make his 13th start of the season on Sunday afternoon when the Red Sox wrap up a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.
Outside Pitch Sep 20, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Doug Fister is running out of opportunities

A few days ago, Doug Fister had a clear path to the Boston Red Sox playoff roster. He was looking strong in each start, and making a case to be the third starting pitcher. Two starts later though, and he seems to be unravelling. Even worse, he’s running out of opportunities to prove himself. When Doug Fister […] The post Boston Red Sox: Doug Fister is running out of opportunities appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Fenway Nation Sep 19, 2017
Sox Smack Down 'Jaws Of Defeat', Comeback 10-8

Sox Smack Down 'Jaws Of Defeat', Comeback 10-8

(AP Photo)The Red Sox were down 5-0, 6-1 and 8-7 last night to the increasingly surly Baltimore Orioles and their Captain Queeg-like manager. They had played like Little Leaguers against the Empire and suddenly they were pumped to play The Carmine Hose. It didn't matter. The Red Sox erupted for six runs in the fifth to take a 7-6 lead—paced by three RBIs in the inning by Mookie Betts. A see-saw battle ensued, until Andrew Benintendi laced a two-out single to right in the 11th inning that gave Boston the winning 10-8 edge. Doug Fister was awful, morphing back into the guy we thought we...

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