Last nights loss was the Nationals fourth straight. With the Atlanta Braves 5-2 win last night, the Washington Nationals set a new season-high with four straight losses. Things just arent bouncing the Nats way right now, Dusty Baker told reporters after the second straight loss in SunTrust Park.
In two of the National League’s three divisions, everything looks upside down. Considered a contender at the start of the season, the Giants have been wallowing near the bottom of the league. Viewed as a strong threat to repeat as World Series champs,
The Los Angeles Angels reached agreement on a major league contract with free agent right-hander Doug Fister, the team announced Saturday. Fister agreed to be optioned to Class A Inland Empire but likely will be promoted soon to the 40-man roster, as Los Angeles is dealing with injuries to starters Garrett Richards (biceps strain) and Tyler Skaggs (oblique). Fister posted a 12-13 mark with a 4.64 ERA last season with the Houston Astros. The 33-year-old is three years removed his best season, in which he produced a 16-6 record with a 2.41 ERA for the Washington Nationals. Fister has a 77-76 career mark with seven complete games, two shutouts and a 3.60 ERA in eight seasons with the Seattle Mariners,