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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||65.00||3.00||3.00||36.00||2.35||1.04||63.00||14.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs St. Louis|| 2.0||0||0|| 4.50||1||0||3|
|vs LHB|| 22.2||0||0|| 3.18||0||6||21|
|vs RHB|| 28.0||0||0|| 0.64||0||3||26|
|12/24/2014||Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP LAD||Jonathan Papelbon, RP WAS|
|12/23/2014||Craig Kimbrel, RP SD|
Max Scherzer, SP WAS
|Corey Seager, SS LAD|
Rusney Castillo, RF BOS
Jonathan Papelbon, RP WAS
Yoenis Cespedes, CF NYM
Matt Moore, SP TB
|12/21/2014||Jonathan Papelbon, RP WAS||Dexter Fowler, CF CHC|
|Last 10 Games|
Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon remains perfect
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(8/30/15) Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon finished off his team's victory Sunday, running his record to 22-for-22 in save opportunities this season.
Papelbon gave up two hits and faced a first-and-third situation with Miami's Dee Gordon at the plate in a 7-4 game, but got Gordon to ground to short to finish the contest.
Papelbon now has five saves since being dealt to Washington in late July.
Nationals' Jonathan Papelbon survives shaky outing for 21st save
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(8/27/15) Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon allowed a run to score in the ninth inning, but was able to bounce back and close out the 4-2 victory over the Padres on Thursday. Papelbon picked up his 21st save of the season, and his fourth as a member of the Nationals.
Papelbon has now given up three runs in eight outings since coming to Washington in a trade at the end of July. Overall this season, he is a perfect 21-for-21 in save opportunities and owns an impressive 1.85 ERA.
Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon closes door on Rockies
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/20/15) Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon couldn't have had it any easier Wednesday night in Colorado for a save situation. He entered with a three-run lead and finished off the Rockies with ease for his 20th save.
Papelbon retired the side in order on a flyout and two groundouts. It marked his first save since Aug. 4 and only his third scoreless appearance in six tries since the trade that brought him over from Philadelphia.
Jonathan Papelbon earns second Nationals' save
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(8/4/15) Newly-acquired closer Jonathan Papelbon recorded his second save for the Nationals and 19th save of the year, Tuesday against Arizona.
Papelbon remained perfect in save opportunities this year. He allowed an unearned run, the second time in three Nationals' appearances he's been scored upon.
For the first time in the last seven appearances, Papelbon didn't strike out a batter.
Closer Jonathan Papelbon picks up first save with Nationals
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/30/15) New Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon picked up his first save with his new ballclub, as the preserved a 1-0 win over the Marlins on Thursday. Papelbon worked a flawless ninth inning, recording his 18th save of the year overall.
This was Papelbon's first appearance since being acquired by the Nationals on Monday.
Thursday's game went exactly according to plan, as Max Scherzer pitched the first seven, Drew Storen worked a clean eighth, and Papelbon finished it off in the ninth.
|2014 summary: Jonathan Papelbon quietly returned to the ranks of the top 10 closers in Fantasy last season, rebounding from a 2013 season in which he blew seven of 36 save opportunities. Though Papelbon continued to exhibit declining fastball velocity, he was able to succeed with sharp control and an avoidance of hard contact. Papelbon converted 39 of 43 saves, finishing with his highest save total since 2008, and his 2.04 ERA was his lowest in five years.|
Playing time status: Papelbon is entering his walk year, and therefore, would seem to be a prime trade candidate. Unless he gets moved this offseason, Papelbon will begin the year as the Phillies' closer.
2015 outlook: A year ago, owners were not interested in pursuing Papelbon as a top-flight closer, but if last season's performance is any indication, he could be a decent low-end No. 1 reliever in standard mixed leagues. He probably won't need to be drafted as such, but he could be a steal as a No. 2 reliever.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/2/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Michael Wacha|
|9/3/15||ATL||7:05 pm||Matt Wisler|
|9/4/15||ATL||7:05 pm||Julio Teheran|
|9/5/15||ATL||7:05 pm||Shelby Miller|
|9/6/15||ATL||1:35 pm||Mike Foltynewicz|
|9/7/15||NYM||1:05 pm||Jonathon Niese|
|9/8/15||NYM||7:05 pm||Matt Harvey|
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