|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 Cincinnati|| 1.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||1||1|
|vs LHB|| 17.2||0||0|| 1.02||0||6||17|
|vs RHB|| 21.1||0||0|| 1.27||0||6||20|
|07/25/2014||Rafael Soriano, RP WAS|
Justin Ruggiano, RF CHC
|Chris Young, LF NYM|
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|07/25/2014||Jeff Locke, SP PIT|
Santiago Casilla, RP SF
|Rafael Soriano, RP WAS|
Chris Sale, SP CHW
|07/25/2014||Rafael Soriano, RP WAS||Kris Medlen, SP ATL|
|Last 10 Games|
|Rafael Soriano picks up the save Tuesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/23/14) Nationals pitcher Rafael Soriano picked up his 23rd save Tuesday against the Rockies.
Soriano entered the game with a three-run lead in the ninth inning. He allowed a leadoff double to open the frame, but settled in shortly after that. Soriano forced two fly outs and one strikeout to finish off Colorado. His ERA dropped to 1.15 following the appearance.
|Rafael Soriano earns win after suffering third blown save |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/20/14) Nationals closer Rafael Soriano was dealt his third blown save Sunday against the Brewers. However, he improved to 2-0 as Washington plated the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and walked away with a 5-4 win.
Soriano had a rocky top of the ninth inning. After retiring the first batter, Soriano allowed a single to Scooter Gennett and a walk to Carlos Gomez. Gennett then scored on Rickie Weeks' RBI single.
Soriano worked out of the jam as Weeks was caught stealing and Ryan Braun flied out to center field. He then earned the win as Jayson Werth had an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth.
|Rafael Soriano Ks the side for the save in extras |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/12/14) Nationals closer Rafael Soriano struck out the side in the 10th inning, closing out a 5-3 win in extras over the Phillies on Saturday. Soriano has converted 22 of 24 save chances, with a 0.97 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP over 37 innings of relief.
|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.
|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|
|7/25/14||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|7/26/14||@ CIN||4:05 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|7/27/14||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Mat Latos|
|7/28/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Nathan Eovaldi|
|7/29/14||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Henderson Alvarez|
|7/30/14||@ MIA||12:40 pm||Brad Hand|
|7/31/14||PHI||7:05 pm||Cliff Lee|
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