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How Nationals closer Drew Storen stays consistent amid inconsistent use

The job of a closer seems fairly basic: Be ready for a save situation and go out there and pitch a scoreless inning. Any closer, especially the Washington Nationals' Drew Storen, will quickly debunk that notion. In addition to the increased pressure on closers, they also have to remain sharp and ready amid the unpredictability of when they'll be used in games. They could be used...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Storen Finds His Strikeouts

A little over a month ago, I wandered into the depths of the Baseball Prospectus PITCHf/x leaderboards, looking to see who had the most increased movement on their breaking pitches through the first month of the season compared to last year. As you might imagine, increased movement doesn’t always mean increased success, and so many […]
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper styles his hair for 30 minutes before games

Bryce Harper clearly is a man who cares about his appearance, as he claimed it requires a half-hour of styling and primping to get his hair right before ballgames. The Washington Nationals slugger made an appearance on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” on Tuesday before a showdown with the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium —...Read More The post Bryce Harper says it takes...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Storen Bouncing Back for Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Drew Storen delivers in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer are getting all the hype, but one man who’s been on the Nationals longer than either of them is proving his worth to the team as well. Drew Storen, longtime...
Via The Sports Journal
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Bryce Harper on Stats; Storen, Gausman, Eflin, Almora, more

When I first met Drew Storen, his train had yet to reach Big League Station. The Stanford product was 22 years old and pitching in the Arizona Fall League, his Nationals debut still six months away. Since that time he’s ridden a roller coaster. The 27-year-old right-hander has a 43-save season on his resume, but […]
Via Fangraphs
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Why Tyler Clippard trade could be a huge loss

Tyler Clippard The Washington Nationals have come to be known as a top pitching team in the major leagues and the 2015 season will be no exception. With the recent arrival of pitcher Max Scherzer, the starting rotation of Nationals pitchers is arguably the best in the league. One small concern the Nationals could face is the strength of their bullpen with the recent loss of Tyler...
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: offseason pitching debates

Tyler Clippard In the past few seasons, the Washington Nationals have built up a pitching staff and bullpen to be proud of. Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann are just a couple of the pitchers on the Nationals’ staff that contributed to the NL East win and the trip to the post season. Not to say that there weren’t any pitching hiccups in the Nationals’ postseason appearance...
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Assessing Drew Storen’s Rise Back to Closer

It seems like forever ago, but it was really just 2011. That was the year Drew Storen saved 43 games for Washington. It was just his second MLB season, and the highly-touted prospect had seemingly asserted himself as one of baseball’s best shutdown relievers. Then Storen injured his elbow in 2012 and he’s barely seen the ninth inning since. From the beginning of 2012 until today...
Via Baseball Professor
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh, hey, Drew Storen is the Nats closer again.

Drew Storen strikes out Ryan Howard to close out Sunday's win. Enough of this closer by committee talk: this is Drew Storen's job now. Nationals 3, Phillies 2: Adam LaRoche hits a pair of home runs, Scott Hairson does something, and Drew Storen is closer again. All is right with the world. And here's video of Storen talking after his first save in who knows how long: ...
Via Nationals Enquirer
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Storen and Craig Stammen get their laces snipped (Video)

Up above, video of Friday night's controversy in which Drew Storen and Craig Stammen had to have the laces snipped on their gloves. Apparently the request did not come from the Brewers, but was made by Home Plate umpire Chad Fairchild, who was enforcing a new MLB directive. Stupid rules. Brewers beat the Nats 4-2. Williams said the umps, not the Brewers, were the ones asking...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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