Drew Storen RP WAS 1 day ago

Storen logged his 24th save with a clean ninth inning against San Francisco on Friday night.

Storen has been one of the most reliable closers all season, having failed to convert just two save opportunities while posting a 2.03 ERA and an improved strikeout ratio. The Nationals figure to be a winning team, and in the playoff hunt all year, so frequent chances are likely to come his way as the season wears on.

Drew Storen RP WAS 6 days ago

Storen shut down the Phillies on eight pitches Sunday to earn his 23rd save of the year.

That's two successful save chances in a row for the Washington closer, after he blew his second save of the season Wednesday. Storen is tied with Trevor Rosenthal for the NL lead in saves, and his strikeout rate is up more than 10 percent from the last few years thanks to a big jump in swinging-strike rate.

Drew Storen RP WAS 2 weeks ago

Storen logged a perfect ninth inning, striking out a pair, to pick up his 20th save of the season in Washington's 4-1 win against the Pirates on Friday night.

He bounced back nicely from a rare shaky outing his last time out. Storen is now 20-for-21 in save chances, and carries a sparkling 35:4 K:BB to go with a 2.08 ERA. He is firmly entrenched as one of the top closers in the game.

Drew Storen RP WAS 3 weeks ago

Storen pitched a perfect 11th inning Wednesday, striking out two, to pick up his 19th save of the season.

He continues to put up extremely impressive numbers, and Storen now has a 1.11 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 32:3 K:BB ratio in 24.1 innings, and he has yet to allow a home run this season. The latter stat could be due for some regression, given that he's got a career-low 0.77 GB/FB ratio, but as long as he continues to dominate the strike zone, Storen should remain an elite closing option.

Drew Storen RP WAS 1 month ago

Storen allowed one run on two hits while striking out a pair as he finished off a 7-5 against the Cubs on Friday night to record his 18th save.

Now 18-for-19 in save opportunities, Storen has allowed just 16 hits and three walks while striking out 30 in 23.1 innings, which equates to him being an elite closer on a very good team that figures to win a lot of games this season. Enjoy.

Drew Storen RP WAS 1 month ago

Storen picked up his 16th save of the season in Wednesday's victory over the Cubs.

Storen allowed a hit in Wednesday's game, but that was just the sixth he has given up in 12.1 innings this month. He has also posted a 16:0 K:BB ratio in May and owns a 27:3 mark on the season. Expect him to continue seeing plenty of save opportunities for a Nationals squad that is 18-6 since the beginning of May.

Drew Storen RP WAS 1 month ago

Storen pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Cubs on Monday to earn his second save in as many days.

Storen went three up and three down in the ninth with one strikeout to earn save number 15 on the year. He holds a 0.89 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP up to this point and has been one of the most dominating closers in the game.

Drew Storen RP WAS 1 month ago

Storen gave up one hit and struck out two in a scoreless inning Sunday to notch his 14th save of the season.

He hasn't given up an earned run in over a month, and Storen now has a 0.93 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 25:3 K:BB ratio in 19.1 innings. With Casey Janssen off the DL and shoring up the eighth inning, the back of the Nationals' bullpen appears to be in very good hands.

Drew Storen RP WAS 2 months ago

Storen lucked into a save Saturday having to record just one out in the 4-1 win over San Diego.

Storen appeared as though he was getting the night off until Aaron Barrett allowed two baserunners and a run to score in the ninth, which ultimately gave Storen the call for the save.

Drew Storen RP WAS 2 months ago

Storen struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning Sunday to notch his ninth save of the season.

He continues to excel as the Nationals' closer. After pitching on back-to-back days, however, don't be surprised if Aaron Barrett or Tanner Roark get the nod on Monday instead of Storen if a save situation arises for the Nats.