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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 struck out one batter in a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Cubs for his 15th save of the season.
Storen began the ninth inning by hitting Kris Bryant with a pitch -- it was originally ruled as a check swing, but overturned on replay -- but he was able to retire the final three batters to end it. He leads the NL in saves and has an excellent 0.89 ERA and 26/3 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings. May 25 - 5:10 PM

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Drew Storen worked a scoreless ninth inning for his 14th save as the Nationals wrapped up a 4-1 victory over the Phillies on Sunday.

Storen allowed a one-out double to Grady Sizemore, but struck out Cesar Hernandez and Odubel Herrera to end the contest. The right-hander is 14-for-15 in save opportunities with a stellar 0.93 ERA and a 25/3 K/BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings.
May 24 - 4:40 PM

Drew Storen worked a scoreless ninth inning on Friday, preserving a one-run advantage against the Phillies to earn his 13th save of the season.

He did allow a pair of hits which put the game, and Max Scherzer's win, in jeopardy, but was able to battle back with a fly ball and a strikeout to end the evening. He has done a terrific job in his transition back to the closer's role, compiling a 0.98 ERA and 23/3 K/BB ratio across 18 1/3 innings.
May 22 - 10:02 PM

Drew Storen nailed down his eighth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

It got a little hairy at the beginning of the frame, as Storen hit a batter and then allowed a single. He rebounded, though, inducing a flyout from Martin Prado before striking out both Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna swinging. Storen has converted eight of nine save chances and boasts a 1.00 ERA.
May 6 - 4:03 PM

Drew Storen nailed down his seventh save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's win over the Mets.

It was a stress-free, 1-2-3 frame, as Storen induced a groundout and a pair of popouts. He has one blown save this season but the Nationals' closer has been quite reliable overall, putting up a 1.64 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 11/3 K/BB ratio over 11 innings.
May 3 - 4:29 PM

Drew Storen pitched a clean ninth inning against the Mets on Saturday, picking up his sixth save of the season.

Storen came into a 1-0 game and put out any hope the Mets had of coming away with a late win. It took just nine pitches (seven strikes) for Storen to end things. Storen holds a 1.80 ERA and a 9/3 K/BB over 10 innings. He's now converted six out of seven opportunities and continues to act as a solid, if unspectacular, closer.
May 2 - 11:00 PM

Drew Storen held the Braves scoreless in the ninth inning for his fifth save, finishing off the Nationals' 13-12 comeback win on Tuesday.

It didn't look like Storen would be needed, but Uggla put the Nationals ahead with a three-run home run in the top of the ninth. Storen worked around a one-out walk of A.J. Pierzynski to pick up his fifth save in six tries. He owns a 2.25 ERA with a 9/3 K/BB ratio in eight innings thus far.
Apr 28 - 11:15 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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