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Drew Storen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 197
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Drew Storen blew his first save of the season on Tuesday, but the Nationals still pulled out a win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Tasked with protecting a 1-0 lead, Storen allowed a leadoff single to Matt Carpenter, then uncorked a wild pitch to move Carpenter to second base. With one out, Matt Holliday singled to left field to plate Carpenter and tie the game. So it goes. Storen is 4-for-5 in save opportunities with a 3.00 ERA and a 7/2 K/BB ratio in six innings this season. Apr 21 - 11:01 PM

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Drew Storen got into two-out trouble but escaped with his fourth save as the Nationals topped the Phillies on Sunday.

Storen allowed a leadoff single to Ryan Howard, then a two-out single to Ben Revere to bring the tying run to the plate in the form of pinch-hitter Chase Utley. Storen got Utley to tap out back to the mound for a 1-3 putout to end the game. The 27-year-old has had only one hiccup in five appearances and is now 4-for-4 in save opportunities with a 1.80 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.
Apr 19 - 4:26 PM

Drew Storen worked a perfect ninth, striking out two, for a save against the Mets on Wednesday.

The Nationals said earlier this week that Storen isn't ready to pitch on back-to-back days, so unless that's changed, either Aaron Barrett or Blake Treinen could be in line for a save Thursday. Treinen pitched a scoreless eighth tonight for a hold.
Apr 8 - 11:10 PM

Drew Storen (blister) is not ready to pitch on back-to-back days yet.

The Nationals reduced Storen's workload in spring training as he battled a blister on his right foot. The blister isn't expect to hinder him, but the Nats will ease him into things for the first week or so. That could mean a save chance or two for someone else, with Aaron Barrett, Matt Thornton, Blake Treinen and Craig Stammen all potentially in the mix.
Apr 5 - 11:07 AM

Back from a foot blister, Drew Storen gave up a two-run homer Saturday against the Yankees in his return to the mound.

Storen was victimized by an error in the frame, so one of the runs was unearned. He ended up getting pulled after throwing 21 pitches to four batters, recording just one out in the process. It's not the way he wanted to wrap up his spring, but he'll be ready if a save chance arises Monday.
Apr 4 - 4:12 PM

Drew Storen left Monday's Grapefruit League game due to a blister on his right foot.

That's a sigh of relief for the Nationals, who are dealing with all sorts of bumps and bruises at the moment. Storen, who is expected to serve as Nats' closer this season, should be fine by the time Opening Day rolls around.
Mar 30 - 4:20 PM

Drew Storen was pulled from a Grapefruit League appearance Monday with an apparent injury.

Storen left with a trainer after issuing a two-out walk to Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong. Storen missed much of March after undergoing surgery to remove the hamate bone from his left (non-throwing) hand. Maybe his departure Monday was in some way related. There should be an update coming soon.
Mar 30 - 3:08 PM

Drew Storen (hand) is scheduled to return to Grapefruit League action on Friday.

Storen is two weeks removed from surgery to remove the hamate bone from his left (non-throwing) hand. The Nationals' closer will be ready to roll for Opening Day.
Mar 27 - 9:41 AM

Drew Storen (hand) played catch Monday.

Storen underwent surgery Friday to remove the hamate bone from his left (non-throwing) hand. He won't be able to catch return throws for a bit, but the Nationals closer should be able to stay on track with his spring throwing program and is expected to be fully ready when the 2015 regular season opens in April.
Mar 16 - 11:52 AM

Drew Storen had surgery on his left (non-throwing) hand Friday to remove the hook of hamate bone.

It's a procedure that sidelines hitters for multiple weeks. However, since it's to his non-throwing hand and Storen doesn't have to worry about hitting, he's expected to resume throwing after three days of rest. The closer will be fine for Opening Day.
Mar 13 - 4:29 PM

Drew Storen allowed a run and two hits in an inning Wednesday in his spring debut.

The Nationals are counting on Storen as their closer, and if he pitches anywhere near as well as he did last year, he should contend for the NL lead in saves. He's a little riskier than some closer picks, but just think about all the save chances the Nationals will rack up.
Mar 11 - 4:37 PM

Nationals and RHP Drew Storen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.7 million contract.

Storen was arbitration-eligible for the second time. The reliever was excellent last season, putting up a 1.12 ERA and 46/11 K/BB ratio over 56 1/3 innings. He'll serve as the Nationals' closer during the upcoming season.
Jan 16 - 10:37 AM

Drew Storen allowed a run but eventually finished off the Giants in Monday's NLDS Game 3 victory.

After blowing the save in Game 2, Storen surely got Nationals fans' blood boiling by yielding a broken-bat single to Pablo Sandoval and then a double to Hunter Pence to start off the ninth. He ended up allowing one run on a sac fly but was able to avoid further damage to seal the three-run win.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 08:26:00 PM

Drew Storen earned his 11th save with another 1-2-3 ninth inning, wrapping up Thursday's 3-0 victory over the Mets.

Three up, three down has been the theme for Storen since he claimed the closer's role from Rafael Soriano on September seventh -- he's accomplished the feat in six of his 10 appearances. In that span of time, he's 10-for-10 nailing down saves with a spotless ERA and a 10/0 K/BB ratio in 9 1/3 innings.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:42:00 PM

Drew Storen struck out a pair and converted his 10th save of the season as the Nationals sent the Mets home with a loss on Tuesday.

Storen continues to be rock solid in the ninth after having taken over the closer's role from Rafael Soriano, now with nine saves in as many attempts with a spotless ERA and an 8/0 K/BB ratio in 8 1/3 innings. On the season, he has a 1.16 ERA with a 44/11 K/BB ratio. The Nats should feel comfortable relying on him in the postseason.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Tanner Roark
7Blake Treinen
8Rafael Martin
9Felipe Rivero
10Erik Davis