Nationals Avoid Sweep in Miami

Remember when the Washington Nationals had the best bullpen in baseball? The bullpen made things exciting again when Drew Storen gave up two runs in the ninth, but the Nationals (58-47) had just enough insurance runs to hang on, defeating the Miami Marlins (53-54) by a score of 4-3. The win gives the Nationals a full game lead in the NL East after the Atlanta Braves lost last night...
Via The Nats Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' comeback, sweep attempt fall just short vs. Nationals

MIAMI -- Tanner Roark won his fourth consecutive start and the Washington Nationals averted a series sweep by snapping the Miami Marlins' six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Wednesday. For the fourth start in a row, Roark (11-6) allowed one run in seven innings, lowering his ERA to 2.74. Drew Storen allowed two runs in the ninth before retiring Reid Johnson on a forceout...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats rally late, down the Rockies 7-4

The Washington Nationals continue to play fine baseball.  Last night was another example.  The Nats rallied from a 3-0 and 4-2 deficit to defeat the Rockies 7-4.   The rally was capped off by a three-run bomb by Adam LaRoche that sealed the win for the Nationals.  With the win and a loss by Atlanta last night, the Nats improved to 55-43 and increased their NL East Division lead...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
9 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Home Runs Power Nats over O’s

The Washington Nationals were powered by three home runs on their way to defeating beltway rival Baltimore, 6-2, and evening the series at 1-1.   Jayson Werth, Ian Desmond, and Wilson Ramos hit the long ball to lead the Nationals. Pitcher Doug Fister (8-2) picked up his team leading 8th win of the season.  Fister threw seven innings and scattered seven hits and allowed two runs...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blevins, Storen Videobomb Jordan Zimmermann

A near-perfect, two-hit complete game shutout isn’t going to keep Jordan Zimmermann from good ribbing from his teammates. Nationals’ relievers Jerry Blevins and Drew Storen led the bullpen to an epic videobomb of the guy that gave them all a day off. Blevins and Storen will get the credit, but missed is the ear dig [...]
Via KCM Sports
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New mottos and a trade as Nationals check in

On the bulletin board in the Washington Nationals spring training clubhouse, a meticulous schedule is already posted for the first two days of workouts. Each day has its own motto, a personal touch from new, organized-to-the-hilt manager Matt Williams. Day 1: ''He who holds the ball controls the game.'' Day 2: ''Every pitch we make is with conviction.'...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring is in the air: Gio Gonzalez flexing at the gym with Drew Storen and Ryan Mattheus' beard

Who cares if a major snowstorm is bearing down on D.C. as we speak? If the photo above of Gio Gonzalez flexing in the gym at Space Coast Stadium with Drew Storen and Ryan Mattheus on Wednesday doesn't scream "SPRING!", then I don't know what does. Everyone appears to be in the best shape of his respective life. Pitchers and catchers report on Thursday, ya'll...
Via Nationals Enquirer
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Storen brushes aside latest trade rumors

Trade rumors are nothing new for Drew Storen, so when a new round of speculation surfaced this winter, the Nationals reliever didn’t worry about it. “No, I didn’t,” he said Saturday at NatsFest. “It’s part of the business. You read it and … eh, whatever happens. You never really know the full story. It’s kind of funny. Once I dealt with it the first time in 2011...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals want to trade Drew Storen

Earlier on Sunday, news broke suggesting the Washington Nationals had interest in closer Grant Balfour. It was a bit odd considering Balfour wants to close and the Nationals have a handful of players who have closing experience at the Major League level. Now we have a better understanding as to why the Nationals are showing interest in Balfour. It’s because they want to trade...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago interested in trading for Nationals' Tyler Clippard, Drew Storen

The Chicago Cubs are looking to upgrade their bullpen. They have checked in on free agent reliever John Axford, but are also looking on the trade market. They reportedly view the Nationals as a potential trade partner.The Cubs are interested in Washington Nationals relievers Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen, according to Gordon Wittenmeyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.Of the two relievers...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Will the Washington Nationals trade a reliever?

At has long been rumored that the Washington Nationals may trade one of their backend relievers at the end of the year. As things have not worked as expected in the later innings, the Nationals are almost left with no choice but to move one of Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard, or Rafael Soriano. The National’s top reliever has undoubtably been Tyler Clippard making him someone the franchise...
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

DMV: The Nats Rally Belly Has Unintended Effect

Soriano blows it in the ninth, snapping the Nats win streak. [Nats Insider] He may have been distracted by a Nats fan’s Rally Belly (seen above). [FTW] Drew Storen is back in the bigs, and back to his old motion. [Nats Journal] Nats signed a 16-year-old Dominican prospect for $900k. [Nats Journal] Strasburg has been better this season than he was last year. [Nats Journal] Remember...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Gut Punch

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. (Vine by @ChrisMottram) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter. Related articles ...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals recall reliever Drew Storen

The Washington Nationals have recalled right-hander Drew Storen from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned fellow reliever Ryan Mattheus to their top farm club. The 26-year-old Storen was sent down on July 27 after going 3-2 with two saves and 5.95 ERA in 47 games. He had no record and a 5.68 ERA in six games with the Chiefs, but tossed 2 1-3 scoreless innings over his last three appearances...
Via Fox Sports
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Welcome back, Drew Storen

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...
Via Nationals Enquirer
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Storen Recalled To Majors, Mattheus Optioned To Triple-A

The Nationals have recalled RHP Drew Storen from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned Ryan Mattheus down to work on getting himself right. Mattheus, since returning from the DL after breaking his hand punching a water cooler, simply hasn't been able to get it done. He has a 9.45 ERA and opponents are hitting .393 against him since his return. Meanwhile, Storen has a 5.68 ERA in Syracuse...
Via The Nats Blog
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Brutal day for Nationals pitcher Storen

Everyone calls in sick to work every once in a while, but when you're a major league baseball players, it seems that sometimes you have to show up to work anyway. That was the case Friday, when Washington Nationals relief pitcher Drew Storen was called in during the ninth inning of a day-game blowout to conserve the team's bullpen for the nightcap. Storen's father, Mark...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Drew Storen Optioned to AAA

Washington Nationals pitcher Drew Storen was optioned to AAA Syracuse after giving up 3 ER on .2 IP against the Atlanta Braves on Friday. The move comes at the worst time as the Nationals have lost 7 of the last 9 coming out of the All-Star break. The decision is sparking some controversy in the clubhouse as Davey Johnson is coming under fire for his handling of Storen on Friday...
Via DC Sports-Kings
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Nats reliever rips management

Washington relief pitcher Tyler Clippard blasted the Nationals' management for the way they have handled fellow reliever Drew Storen.

Via The Outside Corner
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Drew Storen Pitches With Flu After Receiving IV During Game, Is Optioned to Class AAA Syracuse

Everyone calls out sick from work every once in a while, but when you’re a Major League Baseball players, it seems that sometimes you have to show up to work anyway. That was the case for Washington Nationals relief pitcher Drew Storen Friday, when he was called in during the ninth inning of a day game to conserve the team’s bullpen for the nighttime doubleheader matchup. Storen’s...
Via NESN.com
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Drew Storen Demoted, Tyler Clippard Stands In Support

In the midst of a frustratingly unsuccessful season that has left him hearing more “boo’s” than “Drew’s” from Nats fans, Drew Storen of the Washington Nationals has been optioned to the minor leagues. Storen saved 43 games in 2011, and pitched for a 2.37 ERA in 2012. But in 2013, the pitcher who was once one of the most successful and highly touted relievers in the...
Via The Nats Blog
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals send Drew Storen to Triple-A Syracuse

Cruel, cruel, summer: Nationals send Drew Stroren to Triple-A Syracuse. "This is what's best for him. He'll probably have a hard time coming to grips with that. But it is the best thing for him." (Davey Johnson, via Nats Insider, 7/26/2013) And if Storen's father wasn't happy with the Nationals bringing Drew in for mop-up duty during the...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Drew Storen’s dad takes funny shot at Nationals over Stephen Strasburg

Bryce Harper and Yoenis Cespedes showed us that the future of the MLB is incredibly bright when they battled it out in the final round of the Home Run Derby on Monday night. Cespedes may have won the event with a towering home run and an epic bat flip, but the highlight of my night [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Nats Fall To Phillies As Storen Has Another Bad Outing

The Nationals certainly didn’t have a problem creating offense in Saturday, but clutch hits were a different story. Even with a very solid start by Dan Haren, one key member of the Nats bullpen had another bad inning, and the offense couldn’t help the team quite enough in a 5-3 loss. Dan Haren was dealing through the first five batters, retiring four of those five on strikeouts...
Via The Nats Blog
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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