|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||65.00||4.00||2.00||6.00||2.91||1.07||64.00||19.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco|| 2.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||0||0|
|vs LHB|| 24.2||0||0|| 1.09||0||3||18|
|vs RHB|| 31.2||0||0|| 1.14||0||8||28|
|12/18/2014||Wily Peralta, SP MIL|
Julio Teheran, SP ATL
Drew Storen, RP WAS
|Scott Van Slyke, LF LAD|
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B ARI
|12/17/2014||A.J. Pollock, CF ARI||Drew Storen, RP WAS|
|12/15/2014||Dee Gordon, 2B MIA|
Danny Duffy, SP KC
Bobby Parnell, RP NYM
|Ian Kinsler, 2B DET|
Drew Storen, RP WAS
|Last 10 Games|
Report: Nationals unlikely to pick up option on RP Soriano
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/17/14) The Nationals will probably decline to exercise their $14 million option on former closer Rafael Soriano, who saved 75 games over the past two seasons, the Washington Post reported.
Soriano performed well in the first half of this season before a collapse forced the team to replace him in that role with Drew Storen.
Drew Storen fans two for save No. 11
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/25/14) Nationals closer Drew Storen struck out two and needed only 13 pitches to retire the side in order to close out a 3-0 victory over the Mets. He has converted 11 of 14 save chances, with a 1.14 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP over 55 1/3 innings of relief.
Drew Storen picks up 10th save Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/23/14) Nationals closer Drew Storen earned his 10th save Tuesday, giving up one hit and striking out two in his team's 4-2 win over the Mets.
Storen needed 25 pitches to convert the save opportunity, giving him his highest workload since the end of July. His scoreless streak is now up to 18 innings and 21 appearances. Storen owns a 1.16 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 44:11 K:BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings.
Drew Storen picks up ninth save
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/20/14) Nationals closer Drew Storen picked up his ninth save Saturday against the Marlins.
Storen entered with a one-run lead, and got himself in trouble before closing things out. With one out, Storen gave up two straight singles. With the tying run on second base, Storen managed a game-ending double play.
|2014 Summary: After seemingly disqualifying himself as a viable closer option with an uncharacteristically bad 2013, Drew Storen was one of the best relievers in baseball in 2014. That made him the choice over Tyler Clippard to replace a struggling Rafael Soriano in September. He never looked back, piling up 10 saves in the span of three weeks. In all, he had 11 to go along with a 1.12 ERA, second-best among relievers with at least 50 innings.|
Playing time status: Storen's move back to closer, a role he held prior to missing the first two-thirds of 2012 because of elbow surgery, was supposed to be temporary, but since he never relinquished the role, the Nationals must have liked what they saw. With Soriano hitting the open market this offseason, the smart money has Storen closing in 2015, four years after he first proved he could do it with 43 saves.
2015 Outlook: Drafted to close back in 2009, Storen's career has come full circle, but to say he's tailor made for the role would be overlooking one obvious drawback: In five big-league seasons, he has never averaged a strikeout per inning and had only 7.3 per nine in 2014. Closers who don't miss bats are inherently dangerous, but Storen is certainly good enough to keep the job. Another sub-2.00 ERA is unlikely, but he's worth targeting in the same range as Zach Britton, just after the top 12 relievers go off the board.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/6/15||@ ATL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||@ MIA||1:05 pm|| |
|3/12/15||@ NYM||1:10 pm|| |
|3/14/15||@ NYM||1:10 pm|| |
|3/15/15||@ HOU||1:05 pm|| |
|3/17/15||@ DET||1:05 pm|| |
= probable start