Aaron Harang faces a difficult task against the top hitting team in baseball as he makes his debut for the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Miguel Cabrera tripled, scored twice and even stole a base, and the Detroit Tigers knocked Josh Johnson out of the game with a five-run second inning en route to an 11-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
Fister gave up two runs and seven hits over six innings for the Detroit Tigers in a 3-3 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays in the exhibition finale for both teams on Saturday.
Doug Fister did all he could to keep the ball in the park on a blustery day at Tradition Field.
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.