Nationals-Cardinals discussion thread: Game 68


Doug Fister. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

In the final game of a 10-game road trip, Doug Fister (5-1, 2.68 ERA) takes the mound for the Nationals, who look to avoid being swept for the third this season in a three-game series. (The Marlins took two games from the Nationals in late May; the third game was postponed because of rain.) Fister has been dominant since his first start of the season. He has a 1.83 ERA in 39 1/3 innings over his past six starts. The Nationals have won all six games. He will be opposed by left-handed starter Jaime Garcia (2-0, 4.26 ERA). The Nationals hit left-handers well, posting a .760 OPS against them this season, sixth best in the majors. 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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