|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||65.00||3.00||2.00||3.00||2.77||1.05||59.00||17.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Diego|| 1.0||0||0|| 0.00||1||0||1|
|vs LHB|| 7.1||0||0|| 4.91||0||3||5|
|vs RHB|| 9.0||0||0|| 4.00||0||0||10|
|Last 10 Games|
|Drew Storen picks up first save|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/13) Nationals reliever Drew Storen entered Friday's game in the 10th inning with a one-run advantage.
The right-hander worked his way around two hits as he secured a 6-5 victory. He struck out one and improved his ERA to 4.41 after notching his first save of the season.
|Long layoffs not bothering Drew Storen|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/6/13) Nationals pitcher Drew Storen worked a scoreless seventh inning Sunday at Pittsburgh to register his fifth hold of the season and post back-to-back pristine outings for the first time this season. His appearance was also his first in six days as the team's bullpen has failed to develop a consistent routine after the first month.
Storen also went six games between appearances earlier this year and has pitched on consecutive days only once. That has led to a 4.76 ERA for the right-hander, who entered the season with a 2.90 mark.
"There's a fine line," Storen told The Washington Post about his usage. "You got to find a happy medium of not throwing too much. But you also don't want to have too much rest. Because when you have too much rest, you start to elevate, you start throwing through the break and stuff. It's a fine line to stay sharp. That's kind of what I said to him. I don't mind getting up and just throwing, even if I don't go in the game. I don't care."
|Drew Storen, defense, blow game vs. Braves|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/13/13) With regular closer Rafael Soriano off due after pitching in three straight games, the Nationals turned to Drew Storen to close out the Braves Friday.
Storen, who has closing experience in the past, was not up to the task, allowing two runs on three hits to send the game to overtime. Storen retired the final batter of the eighth inning to end a bases-loaded jam, but ran into trouble in the ninth. He allowed a leadoff single and then allowed an infield single and a walk to load the bases himself. The defense let him down on a possible game-ending double play to third base, as Chris Johnson's throwing error allowed two runs to score.
Storen was charged with one of those runs in 1 1/3 innings, with a strikeout and a walk as well. He earned a blown save, in a 6-4 loss in 10 innings. His ERA rose to 3.38 on the season, with six strikeouts and one walk in 5 1/3 innings.
|Nationals skipper likes alignment of bullpen|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/4/13) Nationals manager Davey Johnson is still learning the limits of new closer Rafael Soriano, according to The Washington Post. But once he figures it out, it will help him figure out how to use setup men Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard.
Storen is considered the backup closer and Clippard is in the mix as closer to spell both relievers. Soriano recorded a save in each of the Nationals' first two games.
"That’s something I’ll learn and hopefully [Soriano will] let me know if he’s getting overworked," Johnson said. "That’s a really good problem to have. I hope that happens a lot. But I got a lot of choices for guys who want to step in."
|Drew Storen shakes off Game 5 nightmare|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/4/13) Nationals reliever Drew Storen pitched in a meaningful game Wednesday against the Marlins for the first time since recording a blown save in Game 5 of the NLDS in October. Storen, who is now a setup man for new closer Rafael Soriano, logged his first hold of the season.
"It was good to get in there and get your feet wet in some regular season baseball," he said, per CSN Washington. "It just felt comfortable more than anything. When you go out and get in a game like that, a tight game, it’s fun. It’s fun to get those juices flowing again and that’s what locks me in."
Storen made quick work of the Marlins in the eighth inning. He pitched a perfect inning and struck out one, needing just 14 pitches.
"I think it was nice for him so people can stop talking about it," Kurt Suzuki, who was the catcher in Game 5, said. "I've got so much confidence in Drew. He's got great stuff. He's a great reliever. He showed that tonight, and he's shown it in his career. That one game, obviously, was magnified a little bit because of what was at stake, but I think Drew's going to be fine."
|In 2011, Drew Storen emerged as a top three closer in Fantasy, but bone chips in his right elbow prevented him from having a similar season in 2012. Storen began the season on the disabled list and had elbow surgery in April, which forced him out until mid-July. When he did return, he had to wait in line to get his closer's role back, as Tyler Clippard held down the job until the final weeks of the season. Storen finally got his chance in the latter half of September and he converted five of seven opportunities between the regular season and postseason. That success didn't help Storen much heading into 2013, as the Nationals went out and signed Rafael Soriano to be their new closer. Owners will have to be content with targeting Storen as a top setup man in leagues that reward holds, as he can provide help with ERA and WHIP and offer a decent strikeout rate as well. (Updated 1/22/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/19/13||@ SD||4:10 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|5/20/13||@ SF||10:15 pm||Ryan Vogelsong|
|5/21/13||@ SF||10:15 pm||Matt Cain|
|5/22/13||@ SF||3:45 pm||Madison Bumgarner|
|5/24/13||PHI||7:05 pm||Kyle Kendrick|
|5/25/13||PHI||7:15 pm||Jonathan Pettibone|
|5/26/13||PHI||1:35 pm||Cole Hamels|
= probable start