|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||67.00||3.00||5.00||40.00||3.09||1.20||55.00||19.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Philadelphia|| 2.0||0||0|| 0.00||2||1||2|
|vs LHB|| 16.1||0||0|| 1.10||0||6||14|
|vs RHB|| 19.2||0||0|| 0.92||0||5||19|
|07/12/2014||David Wright, 3B NYM|
Jayson Werth, RF WAS
Brad Ziegler, RP ARI
|Jason Vargas, SP KC|
Rafael Soriano, RP WAS
Drew Stubbs, CF COL
|07/12/2014||Buster Posey, C SF|
Max Scherzer, SP DET
Dustin Pedroia, 2B BOS
Jose Reyes, SS TOR
Adam Wainwright, SP STL
Wilin Rosario, C COL
Garrett Richards, SP LAA
Ryan Webb, RP BAL
Jordan Walden, RP ATL
Hanley Ramirez, SS LAD
Rafael Soriano, RP WAS
Salvador Perez, C KC
|Jean Machi, RP SF|
Torii Hunter, RF DET
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Austin Jackson, CF DET
Miguel Montero, C ARI
Adam Jones, CF BAL
Garrett Jones, 1B MIA
Ryan Ludwick, LF CIN
Ian Kinsler, 2B DET
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS MIA
Lance Lynn, SP STL
Dallas Keuchel, SP HOU
|07/12/2014||Rafael Soriano, RP WAS|
Gerardo Parra, RF ARI
Donovan Solano, 2B MIA
|Daniel Murphy, 2B NYM|
Rex Brothers, RP COL
|Last 10 Games|
|Rafael Soriano nails down 21st save |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/6/14) Nationals closer Rafael Soriano pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning Sunday, closing out a 2-1 win over the Cubs for his 21st save. Soriano threw just eight pitches while lowering his ERA to 1.03. He has 21 saves in 23 opportunities.
|Rafael Soriano picks up 20th save of the season |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/2/14) Nationals closer Rafael Soriano notched his 20th save of the season Wednesday night against the Rockies.
Soriano permitted one hit and one walk while striking out one over a scoreless inning of work, securing a 4-3 victory. Of his 26 pitches, 17 were strikes. He is 20 of 22 in save chances with a 1.06 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP in 34 innings.
|Rafeal Soriano perfect in shutting down Cubs |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(6/28/14) Nationals closer Rafael Soriano made it eight straight appearances without a run allowed Saturday in shutting down the Cubs for his 19th save.
Soriano retired Chicago in order, fanning Starlin Castro to end it and shrink his ERA to 1.09.
|Rafael Soriano earns 18th save in extra innings Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(6/25/14) Nationals closer Rafael Soriano secured his 18th save by striking out one in 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-2, 16-inning win over the Brewers.
Soriano was the last man in the bullpen for the Nationals, and he was able to end an extremely-long night on both sides with his fourth straight perfect inning. He owns a 1.13 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 30:10 K:BB ratio in 32 innings.
|Rafael Soriano notches 17th save Sunday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(6/22/14) Nationals closer Rafael Soriano notched his 17th save Sunday against the Braves.
Soriano was perfect during the final inning. He did not allow a hit or a walk, and struck out all three hitters he faced. Of the 13 pitches he threw, nine were strikes. Soriano lowered his ERA to 1.19 following the appearance.
|Despite having Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen on the roster, the Nationals went out and signed veteran reliever Rafael Soriano to a two-year, $22 million contract prior to the 2013 season. While it was a surprising move, it was a good decision by the Nationals as Soriano finished with 40-plus saves for the second straight season and third time in four years. Soriano did have a career-high six blown saves, but he finished with 43 saves, 3.11 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. His strikeout rate (6.9 K/9) was well below his career average (9.1), but Soriano did cut down on his walks, issuing 2.3 walks per nine innings after walking 3.2 batters per nine in 2012. Soriano had a very strong finish to last season, converting his last 12 save chances and not allowing a run in his last 12 appearances (12 innings). Soriano is a regular threat for 40-plus saves, which makes him a good Fantasy reliever. However, reliever is becoming a deep Fantasy position where you can wait on a guy like Soriano. Look to Soriano in the middle rounds on Draft Day.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/12/14||@ PHI||7:15 pm||Cole Hamels|
|7/13/14||@ PHI||1:35 pm||Kyle Kendrick|
|7/18/14||MIL||7:05 pm|| |
|7/19/14||MIL||7:05 pm|| |
|7/20/14||MIL||1:35 pm|| |
|7/21/14||@ COL||8:40 pm|| |
|7/22/14||@ COL||8:40 pm|| |
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