Fister (4-3) picked up a road win over the White Sox on Wednesday, tossing 6.1 innings and allowing three runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and a walk. Fister's ratios and horrendous strikeout rate don't earn him a lot of love in fantasy, but owners in leagues that count quality starts have now gotten six in a row out of the veteran righty. Unfortunately, a 27:15 K:BB in 49 innings isn't getting the job done, and his peripherals point to a distinct possibility that his 4.22 ERA will actually get higher, not lower.
Fister gave up two runs in seven innings, but did not factor in the decision against the Indians on Wednesday. He allowed six hits while striking out three and did not issue a walk for the second time this season. Fister gave the Astros his fifth consecutive quality start in a season-high seven innings. He recorded 14 ground ball outs and needed only 89 pitches. In 20 innings through three May starts, he's allowed six earned runs and 16 hits. "It's where I want to be right now, but obviously still some things I want to clean up," Fister said.
Fister (3-3) allowed three runs on three hits while striking out three and walking two in the 5-3 victory over the Mariners on Friday. He allowed just three base runners and no runs through the first six innings, but Fister hit a batter and then allowed a double and walk after retiring the first hitter of the seventh. Reliever Pat Neshek was able to record the second out of the frame, but Ketel Marte hit a bases-clearing double with two outs in the next at-bat. All three runs were charged to Fister, which ruined, what was otherwise, a very nice night. Even still, he's allowed just four runs over his last two outings, both victories. Fister's next scheduled start is Wednesday against the Indians.
Fister (2-3) allowed a run on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts over 6.2 innings to earn the win Sunday against Oakland. Fister out-dueled A's starter Rich Hill and didn't allow a home run during a game for the first time this season. The 32-year-old right-hander lines up to face Seattle on Friday at Minute Maid Park.
Fister (1-3) allowed just four hits over six innings but walked seven and allowed three runs in a loss Monday against Seattle. Fister is still struggling to miss bats, as he drew just seven swinging strikes in 113 pitches and struck out just two batters. He now has 11 strikeouts in four starts and an equal number of walks. Unless Fister can figure out a way to make hitters swing and miss, he's going to have a hard time improving on his 5.56 ERA.
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