Washington Nationals: What to do about the closer role

From the beginning of 2013 until now, Rafael Soriano has been the closer for the Washington Nationals. After a rough start to the second half of the season, however, his future in this role appears to be in doubt. After struggling to a save while allowing one run in Friday night’s victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Soriano gave up three runs in 1/3 of an inning on Sunday evening...
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Soriano on Bryce Harper: "With two outs, I could tell my four-year-old son, 'You know where you need to play,' and he would go to the right spot to make the play."

So Rafael Soriano took the opportunity to rip Bryce Harper last night for his miscue in the 9th inning on Gregor Blanco's game-tying triple. Via USA Today Sports: "With two outs and the tying run at first, you have to play the outfield so the ball doesn't go over your head,'' Soriano said in Spanish. "It may not have been a catch-able ball, but if we're positioned...
Via Nationals Enquirer
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

About Rafael Soriano's entrance music, and chemistry...

(Photo of Raffy in the cold on Sunday in Viera by @djbinFl) On Sunday, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post Tweeted a link to a 2012 WSJ story about Rafael Soriano's entrance song: "El Rey de Monticulo—"The King of the Mound." The song is about Soriano, was written for Soriano by a family friend in the Dominican Republic, and features inspirational lyrics (in Spanish) like "Pitch...
Via Nationals Enquirer
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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