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Drew Storen returns from exile in Syracuse; Ryan Mattheus gets sent down to Triple-A
Apparently Storen appreciated Tyler Clippard sticking up for him publicly:
Storen on Clippard speaking up-"Just for him to stand up for me means a lot and shows what a great friend and even better teammate he is."
— Craig Heist (@cheistsports) August 15, 2013
(Drew Storen in happier times in Silver Elvis Wig, circa May 2010)
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There's not much else left to say after Denard Span bailed out Rafael Soriano and the Nats with a spectacular game-saving catch with 2-on and 2-out in the 9th in a 6-5 game. Video above. Let's set aside that this was at one point a 6-1 game, but not after Krol and Mattheus were done with it. Five in a row; 8 back in the Wild Card? We'll take it.
Giants 4, Nationals 3: Winning streak should've been six. Seems oddly fitting that on the day Drew Storen is recalled from AAA, Rafael Soriano blows a 3-1 lead in the 9th.
The guy slapping his belly behind home plate in the 9th tried his best. It didn't work.
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