Shawn Kelley struck out the only batter he faced to pick up his fifth save of the season in Thursday's win over the Giants.
Shawn Kelley converted his fourth save of the year even though he gave up a two-run bomb to light-hitting James Loney on Wednesday.
Shawn Kelley allowed a run in 1 1/3 innings Sunday but was able to grab his third save.
Shawn Kelley took his first blown save and loss after giving up two unearned runs in the ninth Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Nationals manager Dusty Baker said after Thursday's game that Shawn Kelley will be the team's closer while Jonathan Papelbon (intercostal) is out.
Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that he won't commit to a fill-in closer while Jonathan Papelbon (intercostal) is sidelined.
Shawn Kelley retired all five batters he faced -- including four via the strikeout -- to pick up his first save of the season in Monday's win over the Cubs.
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo mentioned Shawn Kelley as a likely option to replace Drew Storen in the eighth inning role in front of closer Jonathan Papelbon.
Nationals signed RHP Shawn Kelley to a three-year contract.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports the Nationals and free agent reliever Shawn Kelley have agreed to a three-year deal worth $15-16 million.
James Wagner of the Washington Post confirms the Nationals have signed Shawn Kelley to a one-year deal.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman reports that the Nationals and free agent reliever Shawn Kelley have reached a contract agreement pending a physical.
Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Mariners are interested in Shawn Kelley.
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that an agreement between the Nationals and reliever Shawn Kelley is not a "done deal."