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Fister's 'best stuff' helps put Astros back on track

Doug Fister has seen Astros second baseman Jose Altuve from both dugouts and he's happier they share the same one this year.
5 hours ago

Altuve homers to back Fister in Astros' 2-1 win over A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jose Altuve homered leading off a game for the fourth time this season - one of just two hits by Houston - and the Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Sunday to avoid a series sweep. Doug Fister (2-3) gave up one run over 6 2/3 innings to end his three-game losing streak. Fister walked one, struck out five and pitched out of a pair of early jams to win in...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game #26: A's didn't get shut out! But lose 2-1.

Of course Doug Fister would pitch an absolute gem. Rich Hill was fine (more Middle Class Knoll than Rich Hill, but still), but the A's simply could not get anything going. Recap to come.
Via Athletics Nation
7 hours ago

Astros, Fister look to start May on high note

The A's will look to complete a sweep of the Astros as they wrap up a three-game series on Sunday afternoon, with Houston righty Doug Fister opposing Oakland left-hander Rich Hill.
1 day ago

A's send Hill to mound in pursuit of sweep

The A's will look to complete a sweep of the Astros as they wrap up a three-game series on Sunday afternoon, with Houston righty Doug Fister opposing Oakland left-hander Rich Hill.
1 day ago

Fister limits damage despite 7 free passes

The career-high seven walks issued by Astros starter Doug Fister on Monday night proved to be mostly a nuisance than a hindrance. Fister pitched in and out and trouble and was hurt more by a pair of solo homers by Leonys Martin and Kyle Seager than he was his trouble throwing strikes.
5 days ago

One Early-Spring Change to Believe In

Every year, we go through spring training, and every year, we mostly ignore it, so, every year, we get asked what, if anything, really matters out of these preseason contests. For me, the answer has remained the same. As hitters go, it’s difficult to find substance, although you might be able to read into any newfound power to the opposite field. That’s what tipped me off a few...
Via Fangraphs
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Astros Take the Doug Fister Chance

Just gonna go ahead and borrow from a colleague: I wonder what kind of odds you could have gotten on “Doug Fister and Rich Hill will sign almost the same FA contract” 12 months ago. — David Cameron (@DCameronFG) January 28, 2016 Rich Hill signed for a year and a guaranteed $6 million. He’s nearly 36 years old, and he just started all of four games for the Red Sox, and...
Via Fangraphs
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Doug Fister’s value has tanked more than any other free agent

By Joe Lucia We’re about two and a half months away from the qualifying offer deadline this offseason, and we’ve been getting to thinking about players that have played themselves into and out of situations where the offer would apply. For instance, Wei-Yin Chen of the Orioles has pitched himself into a position where a qualifying offer seems to be a certainty (assuming there’s...
Via The Outside Corner
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Fister bought Starbucks for his Twitter followers

Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister did something pretty cool this Christmas – he bought Starbucks for a bunch of his Twitter followers. Merry Christmas Eve! Have a Starbucks on us! Have the barista scan the pic below. Don't be a grinch, please use for 1 — Doug Fister (@dougfister58) December 24, 2014 There was no indication of how much money...
Via Awful Announcing
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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