Highest Leverage PA: 1.3, PA#8, Moss single vs Fister, A's 1st. Highest LI Win Value: .098, PA#21, Jaso homer vs Fister, A's' 3rd. QMAX rating: (7,3) for Fister (Hit Hard). Bullpen Award: None.Batters' Aggregate LI Win Values:
Hairston 0.022 Walters 0.000 Werth -0.023 Rendon -0.034 Desmond -0.037 Frandsen -0.037 Span -0.042 Ramos -0.044 Espinosa -0.047 LaRoche -0.048With Doug Fister making his second start of the season today, I thought it was about time to get some analysis of his first start up.
This game was another shellacking for the Nationals. This was the seventh loss by five runs or more during this season, which is not good. The sad-sack Astros have suffered fewer blow-outs than the Nats.
Fister seemed to leave a lot of balls up in the zone, which the Athletics' hitters feasted upon. Let's assume that he'll get this under control. I have posted two images from Brooks Baseball showing Fister's first six weeks in 2013, and one showing his last start. This is from the catcher's perspective As you can see, he's not keeping his pitches down-and-in quite enough. Keep your eye out for that.