Drew Storen RP WAS 4 days ago

Storen struck out a pair, but allowed one run on two hits in the ninth inning Tuesday night for his first blown save of the season.

After surrendering a leadoff single to Matt Carpenter, Storen threw a wild pitch that allowed Carpenter to advance to second. He struck out Jason Heyward, but Carpenter was able to advance to third base, which led to an RBI single from Matt Holliday to tie the game. Storen is now 4-for-5 in save opportunities to begin the season, while he's allowed two runs over six innings through six appearances.

Drew Storen RP WAS 7 days ago

Storen gave up two hits during a scoreless ninth inning en route to his fourth save of the season on Sunday against the Phillies.

The veteran has stepped comfortably into the full-time closer's role this season, going 4-for-4 in save opportunities while posting a 1.80 ERA thus far. Storen isn't piling up the strikeouts, but should be considered a very reliable fantasy relief pitcher moving forward.

Drew Storen RP WAS 1 week ago

Storen gave up a hit and struck out one Thursday against the Phillies to pick up his third save of the season .

Storen is now three for three in save opportunities this season and will continue to be the Nationals' closer for the foreseeable future.

Drew Storen RP WAS 2 weeks ago

Storen struggled on Sunday, allowing a run on a hit and two walks in the 10th inning, but still escaped the game with his second save of the season.

It will take a lot more than a single hiccup for Storen to lose his spot as the Nationals' closer, especially with Tyler Clippard now in Oakland and Casey Janssen (shoulder) on the DL, so Storen's fantasy owners shouldn't worry just yet. He still figures to be a solid source of saves this season.

Drew Storen RP WAS 2 weeks ago

Storen picked up his first save of the year Wednesday, tossing a perfect ninth with two strikeouts against the Mets.

Fantasy owners should be mindful that Storen has been suffering from a foot blister and isn't ready to pitch on back-to-back days. That means someone else in the Washington bullpen -- Aaron Barrett or Blake Treinen, most likely -- could be called upon if there's a save chance Thursday.

Drew Storen RP WAS 3 weeks ago

Storen (blister) is available to pitch in Saturday's exhibition.

He's healed up enough to pitch Saturday, and should be available as needed on Opening Day after leaving Monday's outing with the minor ailment.

Drew Storen RP WAS 4 weeks ago

Storen doesn't expect the blister on his right foot to affect his status for Opening Day, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Storen may be limited for the remainder of Grapefruit League play while he waits for the blister to heal up, but it doesn't look like he's in any danger of opening the season on the disabled list. After displacing Rafael Soriano as the closer down the stretch last season and finishing with a 1.12 ERA and 0.97 WHIP over 56.1 innings, Storen looks to be locked in as the Nats' ninth-inning man in 2015.

Drew Storen RP WAS 4 weeks ago

Storen left Monday's game due to a toe blister, the Washington Post reports.

Storen's fantasy owners can now exhale. He only got to face four batters on Monday however, recording two outs, and given the limited work he's gotten this spring due to the previous surgery on his non-throwing hand, it's possible Nats manager Matt Williams may need to look for someone else to handle any save chances during the first week of the regular season.

Drew Storen RP WAS 4 weeks ago

Storen exited Monday's game after facing only two batters, CSN Washington reports.

Storen entered to pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning but walked off the field with a trainer after sustained what appeared to be some sort of injury. At this point, it's unclear what led to the early exit, but more information will certainly be available in the near future. Storen was making his second Grapefruit League appearance of the spring after sitting out two weeks following hand surgery.

Drew Storen RP WAS 1 month ago

After a successful return to the mound Friday following surgery on his non-throwing hand, Nationals manager Matt Williams wants to get Storen three or four more innings of work this spring, the Washington Post reports.

Storen had to cover first base on a ground ball to first baseman Mike Carp and had no trouble with Carp's toss, so he's already passed one of the biggest tests. Expect him to be ready to handle ninth inning duties for the Nats by Opening Day.