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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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Fister continues amazing stretch for Nats rotation

After the Nationals signed Max Scherzer in January, many predicted they would have one of the best starting rotations in recent baseball history. Then the season started and for months everyone not named Max dealt with either injuries or inconsistent results. That was until this past week. With Doug Fister’s seven shutout frames on Thursday against the…

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Nats Journal: Nationals-Braves discussion thread: Game 73

The Nationals have a chance to match their season-high of six straight wins with a victory against the Braves on Thursday. They would claim their second straight three-game sweep. Doug Fister makes his second start since returning from the disabled list. He will be opposed by Braves prospect Matt Wisler, who is making his second major league start. The lineups are here. As always, talk about the game below.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Doug Fister with strong showing in first start back from the disabled list

In his first start back from the disabled list, Doug Fister gave up five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings, but he shouldn’t have. Defensive miscues — including Bryce Harper’s scary slip in right field — cost him, though a few pitches left up did, too. His ERA for the day was 8.44. His FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) was 4.41. A few groundballs snuck just out of fielders’ reach, and a few plays were not made that might have been by players playing in position. Fister was not perfect, but he looked better.Read full article >>

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Rays 5, Nats 3: Fister returns, but Harper injured in loss

GAME IN A NUTSHELL: Doug Fister made his return from the disabled list on Thursday and matched Rays’ ace Chris Archer through five innings, but it was all spoiled by a sixth inning that proved nothing short of a disaster for the Nats. Not only did they surrender a lead in their eventual 5-3 loss to…

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Nats adjust rotation with Doug Fister now off disabled list

The Nationals adjusted their pitching staff on Thursday with the return of starter Doug Fister from the 15-day disabled list.

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Fister spent rehab time focusing on mental side of pitching - Byron Kerr

Right-hander Doug Fister returns to the starting rotation tonight as the Nationals wrap up their home-and-home interleague series with the Tampa Bay Rays. Fister, who will be activated from the disabled list after missing time with a strained right flexor...

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Nats Journal: Nationals activate Doug Fister, option Taylor Hill to Class AAA Syracuse

A few hours before the game, the Washington Nationals made it official, activating Doug Fister from the 15-day disabled list to start tonight against the Rays. To make room on the 25-man roster, the team sent Taylor Hill back to Class AAA Syracuse.Read full article >>

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Nats set rotation with Fister back

Doug Fister returned to the Nationals’ rotation on Thursday for his first start since coming off the 15-day disabled list and, as a result, adjustments were made to their pitching staff. The Nats’ scheduled starters will now be pushed back a day with rookie Joe Ross pitching on Friday, Max Scherzer on Saturday and Gio Gonzalez…

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Nats Journal: Doug Fister to start for Nationals on Thursday

The Nationals‘ rotation will regain more of its intended shape Thursday, as right-hander Doug Fister will return from the 15-day disabled list to start against the Rays at Nationals Park. Fister was placed on the disabled list May 15 with a strained flexor in his right arm, an issue that forced him from his May 14 start against the Padres.Read full article >>

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Nats Journal: Doug Fister could rejoin Nationals next week

Doug Fister said he felt good after his rehab start Friday with Class AA Harrisburg, his second since landing on the disabled list May 15 with a strained flexor muscle in his right forearm. If Fister has no issues after his bullpen session in a few days, he could then rejoin the Nationals next week, Manager Matt Williams said.Read full article >>

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Fister to pitch at AA, Strasburg to face live hitters

Doug Fister will make another rehab start, and Stephen Strasburg is ready to face live hitters as both right-handers come back from minor injuries.

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Fister to start Friday at Class AA, Strasburg to throw live BP

NEW YORK — Doug Fister will make another rehab start later this week, and if all goes well the right-hander likely would be ready to return to the Nationals rotation after that. Stephen Strasburg, meanwhile, is likely to face live hitters later this week as he moves closer to coming off the disabled list himself.…

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Source: Joe Ross to be called up from Double-A to start Saturday - Byron Kerr

The Nationals have had to be creative and aggressive in filling vacant turns in their rotation the last couple of weeks due to injuries to starters Doug Fister (right forearm tightness) and Stephen Strasburg (neck tightness). That assertive formula continues...

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Nats Journal: Updates on Doug Fister, Stephen Strasburg, Sammy Solis, Wilson Ramos

For the second time since landing on the disabled list, Doug Fister threw a bullpen session. He threw about 40 pitches this time, using all of his secondary pitches, from his cutter to change-up to curveball, according to Nationals Manager Matt Williams.Read full article >>

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Williams gives updates on Fister, Solis and Strasburg

Pitchers Doug Fister, Sammy Solis and Stephen Strasburg have all made progress in their respective rehab stints, according to manager Matt Williams. Fister, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 17 with forearm tightness, threw around 40 pitches in the bullpen Thursday afternoon. The Nationals have had Tanner Roark in the rotation…