In Fister We Trust: A Commentary

Most people don’t realize it, but this is only Fister’s second year in the big leagues. He came up and started 10 games in 2009, had a 3-4 record for Seattle and a 4.13 ERA. He walked 2.2 per 9 innings.

In 2010 he had an ungodly record of 6-14 with a 4.11 ERA and a mere 1.7 walks pe3r 9 innings.

This year he was 3-12 with a 3.33 ERA and 2.o walks per 9 innings.

That’s right, Seattle pitted him to a 12-30 record in 59 starts (60 total games) even though he gave them 30 quality starts.

Turn the page over to August 3rd of this year, the first start he made for the Tigers since his trade. Ironically he faced Texas and threw 7 innings, gave up 2 runs and walked no one (he didn’t strike anyone out either, an odd stat). He won the game that day, something he surely found to be odd.

Since that first start he went on to start 9 more games (finished one on September 21st) and only gave up more than 2 runs once, in an odd game against Baltimore. He walked 5 people in 70.1 innings. 5.

Now, he dominated a dangerous Texas Rangers lineup on a night that he couldn’t afford to do anything else. I don’t know about you but I’m very comfortable seeing Fister pitch a game 7.

In fact, I can’t wait to see what he can do in a full year in a Tigers uniform.

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