11:29 PM EDT, Mon July 27, 2015

Fister and Roark struggle; Desmond keeps heating up

The Nationals’ starting rotation hasn’t been nearly as good collectively as many predicted it would be this year, and part of the reason has been the disappointing season of Doug Fister. The Nats’ starting staff was one of the best in baseball in 2014 and Fister was their most consistent guy. He went 16-6 with a 2.41…
CSN Washington Jul 24, 2015

On Fister, Aroldis Chapman and the trade deadline

In these video clips I discuss Doug Fister's struggles, the trade deadline and how Aroldis Chapman would fit with the Nats.
CSN Washington Jul 24, 2015

What's wrong with Fister and Roark? Plus, Desmond's heating up

Doug Fister's unfortunate season continued in Thursday's loss to the Pirates. Plus, Roark is struggling and Desmond is heating up.
CSN Washington Jul 23, 2015

Liriano sharp, Fister struggles, as Pirates drop Nats

Doug Fister allowed four runs through five innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates raced by the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Thursday night.
Washington Post Jul 18, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals-Dodgers discussion thread: Game 89

The Nationals play their second “game” of the day. After beating the Dodgers 5-3 in the suspended game that began at 2 p.m., the Nationals play the Dodgers again at 4 p.m. Doug Fister (3-4, 4.08 ERA) will start the game and face off against Clayton Kershaw (6-6, 2.85 ERA). The Nationals haven’t beaten Kershaw since 2010, a span of five starts against him. As always, talk about the game below.Read full article >>

Patrick Reddington: Taking a look at Doug Fister's struggles

While plenty of digital ink has been spilled examining what's wrong with Stephen Strasburg, Nationals rotation mate Doug Fister has struggled as well, though a little more quietly. Before Washington's 31-year-old sinkerballing right-hander landed on the DL with forearm tightness...
CSN Washington Jul 7, 2015

Fister still working out mechanical glitches

Doug Fister is healthy again, but the Nationals right-hander is still trying to find the consistency he displayed last season.

Fister still working out mechanical glitches

Doug Fister, even-keeled as they get, strives for nothing more than consistency when he pitches. Which made Monday night’s start against the Reds — and a few others since he returned from the disabled list — particularly frustrating for the Nationals right-hander. “For me, there’s some inconsistency there on the mound,” he said. “I’m not…
Bless You Boys Jul 7, 2015

Slugfest in Seattle: Tigers defeat Mariners 12- 5

Four home runs and 19 hits helped the Tigers to overcome a sluggish performance by Alfredo Simon as Tigers prevail in Seattle, 12- 5 SEATTLE: The Tigers began the second half of the season by pounding nineteen hits, including four home runs, to defeat the Seattle Mariners by a score of 12- 5. Nick Castellanos opened the scoring with a solo home run in the second inning to give the Tigers an early 1- 0 lead.  Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez hit back to back solo home runs in the fourth inning to make it 3- 0.  J.D. followed that with a monster shot over the center field fence.Alfredo...
Red Reporter Jul 6, 2015

Reds at Nationals, Game 1: Preview and Predictions Thread

Cincinnati Reds @ Washington Nationals Monday, July 6, 20157:05 PM EDTNationals Park Anthony DeSclafani vs. Doug Fister Back on the road for a week before the break, and the Reds could use as little drama as possible. It seems like the way things are going, the Reds wish the break was this week. They just got swept at home by the Brewers, and now go on the road for 7 games. Make no mistakes, this team is ready to move on. They're 7 games under .500 and want no part of this trip right now. They'll start with Disco tonight, though. He got shelled against the Twins in his last outing, so...
Washington Post Jul 2, 2015

Fister falters in fourth, and the Nats can’t recover in loss to Braves

ATLANTA — Washington Nationals starter Doug Fister is allowing nearly as many flyballs as groundballs, a notable statistic given he has built his career on pitches that sink and the grounders that result. The shift is not necessarily problematic, though flyballs carry more risk than groundballs. While well-hit groundballs turn into singles, well-hit flyballs turn into home runs. Read full article >>
CSN Washington Jul 2, 2015

Fister's rough inning leads to Nats' 4-1 loss to Braves

The Braves hit back-to-back home runs Thursday night off of Doug Fister to key a 4-1 victory over the Nationals.
Washington Post Jul 1, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals-Braves discussion thread: Game 78

On a rainy night in Atlanta — though how rainy remains to be seen — Doug Fister is scheduled to pitch against Braves rookie Doug Wisler in the second game of the three-game series. Fister threw seven scoreless innings in his last outing, in which he induced more fly balls than usual, but had little trouble.Read full article >>
Washington Post Jul 1, 2015

Nats Journal: Doug Fister not yet getting ground balls, but getting outs anyway

ATLANTA — When Doug Fister faced the Braves last week at Nationals Park, he threw seven scoreless innings, his best outing of the season. His results have been somewhat skewed by the forearm tightness he battled in May, which eventually pushed him to the disabled list. For much of this year, with velocity down and pitches up, he was not pitching like the groundball guru who led the Nationals in ERA last season.Read full article >>

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