The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to 2013 contracts with righthanded pitchers Doug Fister and Rick Porcello, lefthanded pitcher Phil Coke, catcher Alex Avila and outfielders Brennan Boesch and Austin Jackson.
In what’s likely the most significant step yet toward protective headgear for pitchers, 12 or more major-league hurlers will soon begin testing padded caps.
Big league pitchers could experiment with protective hat liners next season, hoping they can absorb the shock of batted balls such as the ones that struck Brandon McCarthy and Doug Fister in the head.
Detroit right-hander Doug Fister pitched remarkably in Game 2 of the World Series, taking a shutout bid into the seventh inning after being hit in the head by a line drive in the second.
San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner and Detroit’s Doug Fister matched each other through six innings, and the Tigers and Giants were tied 0-0 in World Series Game 2 on Thursday night.
Detroit Tigers starter Doug Fister stayed in the game despite getting hit in the head by a hard line drive off the bat of San Francisco’s Gregor Blanco.
Great start for Madison Bumgarner, who really struggled during the NL playoffs.
While Pablo Sandoval didn’t play a big part in the San Francisco Giants’ World Series run two years ago, he’s already left his mark on this one.
Detroit Tigers pitcher and Southern California native Doug Fister gets the start in the World Series Thursday night — and he has a confession.
Despite the Tigers’ 8-3 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday, it is far from over.