The Washington Nationals received another stellar start from Doug Fister (10-2) as he tossed seven shutout innings to lead the Nationals to a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds. On the day, Fister threw 104 pitches and threw 76 strikes. He only permitted three hits while fanning five batters. Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless eighth inning from the bullpen. Aaron Barrett allowed...
Ryan Zimmerman‘s injury may have felt like a big blow to the Washington Nationals‘ hopes, but the early returns without him are promising.
The Nationals (57-45) capped off their fourth straight series win with a road victory over the Cincinnati Reds (rec) behind seven shutout innings from Doug Fister and four two-out RBIs, winning 4-2.
Much like Saturday’s game, the bats...
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The Nationals and Reds split the first two games of this weekend’s series. A pair of tall right-handers, Washington’s Doug Fister and Cincinnati’s Mat Latos, were the opposing hurlers on Sunday. Both picked up where Saturday’s hurlers left off. The Nationals broke through for multiple runs in the fifth, and held on through a furious Reds’...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Doug Fister took advantage of facing the slumping Cincinnati Reds to extend the best season-opening start by any Washington pitcher in a 4-0 Nationals' win Sunday.
Fister (10-2) allowed just three hits with one walk and five strikeouts in seven shutout innings to reach 10 wins in 14 starts, one fewer than any previous Washington pitcher. Gio Gonzalez reached...
Welcome to Reds Gameday Live!
Opponent: Washington Nationals
Where: Great American Ball Park
TV: FOX Sports Ohio
Starting Pitchers: Mat Latos vs. Doug Fister
Though their lengthy skid has ended, the Cincinnati Reds still must find a way to produce at the plate.
The Reds could have a rough time ending their offensive struggles Sunday against Doug Fister and the visiting Washington Nationals.
Johnny Cueto allowed four hits and struck out nine in seven innings and Brayan Pena delivered a RBI single in the fifth Saturday as Cincinnati (52...
DETROIT -- Is a bird in the hand worth two in the bushes?
We shall find out because that question strikes at the essence of what the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers consummated with their Wednesday night trade.
Detroit acquired a closer of some renown, Joakim Soria, for two highly acclaimed pitchers in the bushes.
Technically, Corey Knebel wasn't in the bush leagues (a.k.a....
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...
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...
After winning two straight to cap their series against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Washington Nationals (53-43) open a nine-game road trip in Denver, and take on the struggling Colorado Rockies (40-58).
These teams have squared off for three games earlier this year, when the Nats swept the Rockies in D.C. in the first three games after Bryce Harper returned. Unsurprisingly, it was...
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So far, so fair.
The Washington Nationals are on pace to win 89 games or so. Given the fact that leaders like Ryan Zimmerman, Wilson Ramos, Bryce Harper and Doug Fister have already missed appreciable time due to injury, the record is pretty good. What is going on so far?
Manager Matt Williams - he’s doing a pretty good job of keeping things steady...
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!
The Washington Nationals were powered by three home runs on their way to defeating beltway rival Baltimore, 6-2, and evening the series at 1-1. Jayson Werth, Ian Desmond, and Wilson Ramos hit the long ball to lead the Nationals.
Pitcher Doug Fister (8-2) picked up his team leading 8th win of the season. Fister threw seven innings and scattered seven hits and allowed two runs...
Tuesday night's game between the Nationals and Orioles was postponed due to heavy rain after a delay of approximately 2 1/2 hours. The two teams will now play a makeup game on Aug. 4 at Nationals Park.
The tarp rolled out in D.C. about a half-an-hour before game time as a large storm carrying winds of over 50 miles per hour approached. A delay was announced at 6:35 p.m. despite...
Since the city of Washington D.C. is named after George Washington, the first president of the United States of America and the man who defeated the dastardly British , you would expect the sports teams who are based in the city to be more patriotic than others when it comes to the fourth of July.
The Washington Nationals did exactly that with their special ‘Fourth of July’ uniforms...
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 pic.twitter.com/lU9znffRze
As a literary device, fog represents confusion and obscurity. Those two words describe tonight’s game pretty well.
After Doug Fister put them in a hole, the Washington Nationals (41-37) came back to tie the game, but the Chicago Cubs (33-44) scored a pair off of Craig Stammen and held on to their lead to win, 5-3.
The heavy mist hanging over Wrigley Field all night fortunately...
Is the curse finally over?! Today, we’ll talk about this past weekend’s series against the Atlanta Braves. Then, as Bryce Harper makes his first rehab start with High-A Potomac, we’ll talk about what the Washington Nationals will do when he’s ready to return to their lineup. Finally, we’ll ask if Doug Fister is the most important starting pitcher in the Nats rotation so...
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...
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...
Doug Fister threw eight scoreless innings, as the Nationals finally topped the Atlanta Braves 3-0. In what was as big of a must-win in late-June as you can get, Fister dominated the Braves lineup much like Atlanta’s pitchers stifled the Nats this series. Fister overpowered the Braves on 117 pitches, yielding just five hits and [...]
Some have slumped, while others have simmered. Here's our weekly review of who's running hot and cold around Major League Baseball.
Stats through June 12
AL -- Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners
Hernandez went 4-0 with a 1.40 ERA in five starts from May 18-June 8. The right-hander allowed just six runs and 28 hits over 38 2/3 innings in those appearances...
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On Tuesday night, Doug Fister took the ball for the Nationals against a very good opponent. Again, he was up to the challenge. Soon, baseball watchers will publicly acknowledge Fister was one of the most profitable acquisitions from the last off-season. In the meantime, he’s doing his part keeping Washington in contention. Fister held the Giants...
Doug Fister continued the sensational starting pitching the Nats have received over the past week and half, throwing seven scoreless innings and helping the Nats gain at least a split in a four game series in San Fran against the Giants. Fister scattered 8 hits and 1 walk over the seven scoreless innings. Tyler Clippard added a scoreless eighth, while Rafael Soriano gave up...