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Doug Fister dominates, Nationals move to four games up in National League East standings

Aug 6, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT

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Doug Fister allowed just one (unearned) run over 7 1/3 innings and Adam LaRoche launched a pair of home runs as the Nationals bested the visiting Mets 7-1 on Wednesday night in Washington, D.C.

Even the slumping Bryce Harper got in on the act with a fourth-inning single, a sixth-inning walk, and a run scored. That after finishing 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in a 6-1 loss to New York on Tuesday.

With the Braves falling Wednesday afternoon to the Mariners — the eighth straight loss for Atlanta — the Nats are now four games up in the NL East.

Fister missed the first month of the season with a lat strain, but he’s now suddenly an ace …

  1. karlkolchak - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Still not sure what sort of mind meld Rizzo used on the Tigers to get them to give up Fister so cheaply…but I’ll take it. :)

  2. boogerhill - Aug 7, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    He was referred to as “Skelotor” in Detroit, all 6’9″ 190 lbs of him!

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