Nationals-Diamondbacks discussion thread: Game 40


Doug Fister. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Doug Fister makes his second start of the season. In his debut this past weekend in Oakland, he allowed sevens runs, five earned, and gave up three home runs over 4 1/3 innings. Manager Matt Williams kept a strict eye on Fister’s pitch count. He pushed Fister an extra inning despite the Nationals’ deficit to ensure that the right-hander hit a higher workload. On Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Williams said Fister’s start will be more normal and won’t have a firmer pitch limit. He will be opposed by Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy (1-6, 5.66 ERA). The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game below.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.
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