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Picture of the Day: Doug Fister shows off his flexibility

Jun 5, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

Nationals right-hander Doug Fister allowed two runs on four hits and no walks over seven innings against the Phillies this afternoon as part of a 4-2 victory. While he was excellent on the mound yet again, perhaps the most remarkable thing he did was this stretch at first base while trying to complete a double-play.

Ryan Howard actually beat out the throw, so Fister’s effort went for naught, but that’s some pretty impressive flexibility. It gives new meaning to “pitching from the stretch.”  Fortunately for the Nationals, Fister didn’t hurt himself there. It’s worth noting that he played a little bit of first base in junior college.

That wasn’t the only display of Fister’s athleticism this afternoon. Check out this sprawling stop of a comebacker off the bat of Ben Revere.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Jun 5, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    “Hey Doug, you dropped something.”
    “Your nuts.”

  2. aceshigh11 - Jun 5, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Well…no sign of Furbush there.

    I know, I know…I’m a 13 year old boy.

  3. aidampollard - Jun 6, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    just like DrOz said I’m amazed someone can lose so much weight in one month on this diet. more

  4. whatacrocker - Jun 6, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Gotta be flexible to be a dog fister.

    • yahmule - Jun 6, 2014 at 3:09 AM

      Listen, that dog was wagging his tail, alright.

  5. unlost1 - Jun 6, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    OUCH that hurts!

  6. axlemahoy - Jun 6, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    really miss him in Detroit. great pitcher and a great teammate.

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