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Aaron Barrett, Doug Fister lift Nationals to 7-2 win over Rockies

The conditions at Coors Field, like mud on a horse track or dim lighting at a bar, can equalize mismatched contestants. High altitude and vast expanses of outfield grass ensure even the most motley outfit will stumble into one ripe opportunity, one chance to send a game-altering hit hurtling through the thin Rocky Mountain air. Monday night, the teams with the best and worst records...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Desmond And Fister Lead Nationals to Third Straight Win

Doug Fister held his own in Coors Field, giving up just two runs, while Ian Desmond knocked a career-high five hits, including a home run, and the Washington Nationals (54-43) crushed the Colorado Rockies (40-59), 7-2. The Nationals are now alone in first place in the NL East after the Atlanta Braves lost. From the first pitch, it was clear how extreme Coors Field could be. Every...
Via The Nats Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, and Doug Fister

Doug Fister? Yes. Babe, Willie, Jackie, and Doug. Apparently the photo above was taken at the 4th of July parade in Doug Fister's hometown (Merced, California) by Fister's fiancée. Good company, indeed: Thank you to those at home! “@35_smash: @dougfister58 is in good company in the hometown parade! 🇺🇸” — Doug Fister (@dougfister58...
Via Nationals Enquirer
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Nationals’ 4th Of July Uniforms Are Quite Patriotic

The Washington Nationals take on the Cubbies today in our Nation’s Capitol, and they will be dressed in some very patriotic uniforms for the affair. Check out the uniforms which some of the players tossed on their Twitter accounts. Happy 4th, indeed. Happy 4th to everyone! Always remember the meaning of these colors! #thankful #USA #honor — Doug...
Via Next Impulse Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Doug Fister and Nationals dominates Atlanta in 3-0 victory

The Atlanta Braves had defeated the Washington Nationals through every means baseball makes available, and at the expense of every quadrant of their team. But the Braves had never confronted the force coming at them Saturday night. They had not faced the alpha pitcher from Merced, Calif., who can do the splits, lay down a sac bunt or take apart the front end of ’70 Monte Carlo...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves blanked by Fister, Nationals

The Washington Nationals figured out the Atlanta Braves and their stranglehold over the National League East rivalry, at least for one night with one dominant pitcher on the mound. Nationals newcomer Doug Fister was dominant in an eight-inning effort on Saturday night, blanking the Braves 3-0 in his first start against the division's reigning champs since joining the Washington...
Via Fox Sports South
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Starting pitching needs to improve

After the Marlins series last week, I had begun an article discussing how terrible the Nationals’ offense was and how hitting in the low .200’s with runners in scoring position simply will not get it done. Then the Rangers series happened. That series has only somewhat relieved my apprehensions about the offense. Nonetheless, the offense should improve with the return of Ryan...
June 06, 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

Watch Doug Fister celebrate first Nationals start by airmailing throw to first

What better way to celebrate your return from the DL and first start with a new team than with a wild, airmailed throw to first? Up above, a GIF by the great @md_dc of Doug Fister's wild,airmailed throw in the first inning Friday night in Oakland, which eventually cost him (and, you know, the Nationals) a run. I mean, even Doug Fister standing on Doug Fister's shoulders...
Via Nationals Enquirer
May 09, 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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