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DOUG FISTER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Sep 18

So, who’s the better start: Doug Fister @MIA or Felix Hernandez @LAA? That’s what the rankings are for! (They also say Fister by a hair.) R.A. Dickey @NYY scares me because of the ballpark and the long ball, but I think on average this is an appropriate ranking. Tsuyoshi Wada against the Dodgers could be an interesting start as LA struggles against LHP. Vidal Nuno at Colorado...
Via Baseball Professor
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

"Fister? I hardly even know her"

Thank you, MASN, for sharing this magical moment in the history of Doug Fister puns. Nationals 2, Braves 1: Ho hum, just another Doug Fister start, this one a brilliant 7 inning, 2 hit, shutout performance. And just another breeze in the 9th for Drew Storen, who finally got his job back. #RespectTheAce: Good on Matt Williams for sticking with his Ace with two outs and two...
Via Nationals Enquirer
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Fister is Pitching to Contact

Doug Fister is fresh off seven scoreless innings Monday night against the Braves. Quality starts are pretty much old hat to the Nationals by now, who’re successfully running away with the NL East, but it might be a little bit surprising that Stephen Strasburg hasn’t functioned as the rotation ace. Really, that statement just speaks […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fister Lackluster, Phils Sweep Nats

A tough night for Doug Fister, who gave up five runs in under six innings, helped the Washington Nationals (75-57) blow a pair of two-run leads and get swept for the first time since June by the Philadelphia Phillies (61-72), dropping the series finale 8-4. Today’s probable starters gave the impressions that the Nationals could avoid a sweep, as Fister (L, 12-5), arguably the best...
Via The Nats Blog
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Fister has skin Cancer Prevention/Treatment

Photo Credit: detroitsportsrag.com Recently, the Washington Times posted an Associated Press regarding Doug Fister’s recent surgery for skin cancer. In post-game interviews after Friday night’s home loss to the Giants, reporters noticed a small vertical scar on Fister’s neck. The pitcher remarked that he’d had the surgery earlier last week, and it had no effect on Friday...
Via DC Sports-Kings
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Doug Fister Returns To Mound After Having Skin Cancer Removed

WASHINGTON — A day after Nationals pitcher Doug Fister said he recently had surgery to remove skin cancer from his neck, manager Matt Williams said players and coaches are very aware they’re at risk for the disease. “It’s a big issue because you’re forced to be in the sun, a lot,” Williams said Saturday.”I know (Nationals third base coach) Bobby Henley’s had similar...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Doug Fister had a skin cancer removed

Washington Nationals right hander Doug Fister told reporters after Friday night's 10-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants that stitches on the right side of his neck came from removing skin cancer,according to Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post. Fister, who said he was "good," threw 107 pitches in six innings, allowing four runs.Fister, now 12-4 with a 2.38 ERA, ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: If the postseason started today

Currently, the Washington Nationals sit six games ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East, and a trip to the postseason is certainly not guaranteed. However, for all intents and purposes, we will assume they get there. When the postseason begins, Washington faces some difficult questions, how will Matt Williams respond in his first year of managerial duty? The first...
Via isportsweb.com
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Doug Fister do the splits on a stretch at first

Doug Splitster? Oh sure, Doug Fister (7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 93 pitches-63 strikes) was impressive again in winning his fourth straight start yesterday (Nationals 4, Phillies 2). But even more impressive? How about Fister doing full splits on a stretch while covering first base to *almost* complete a double play on a Ryan Howard grounder in the first inning? Watch the MLB...
Via Nationals Enquirer
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals trade Doug Fister to Orioles for Steve Lombardozzi

According to sources, the Washington Nationals have traded Doug Fister to Baltimore for Steve Lombardozzi. Fister, who was traded by the Tigers to the Nationals in December for Lombardozzi, Ian Krol, and Robbie Ray and in a deal largely thought to be a steal by the Nationals, landed on the DL with a right lat strain on Saturday. Speaking to the media this morning, Nationals GM...
Via Nationals Enquirer
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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