Rafael Soriano RP WAS 2 Days

Rafael Soriano blew the save in the top of the ninth, but escaped with the win as the Nationals walked off against the Brewers on Sunday.

It was a rare moment of fallibility for the veteran closer. With one out, Soriano allowed a single, a walk, and then an RBI single to Rickie Weeks to tie the ballgame at 4-4. Carlos Gomez was caught stealing and Ryan Braun flied out to end the threat. Teammate Jayson Werth picked Soriano up in the bottom half of the ninth, ripping a walk-off RBI double, so Soriano escaped with the win. The 34-year-old is now 22-for-25 in save opportunities with a 1.18 ERA, a 0.87 WHIP, and a 36/12 K/BB ratio.

Rafael Soriano RP WAS 16 Days

Rafael Soriano tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn his 21st save of the season against the Cubs on Sunday.

Soriano needed just eight pitches to dispatch the Cubs in the ninth, inducing two ground balls and a flyout. He's now got 21 saves in 23 chances this year, owning a strong 1.03 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 32/11 K/BB ratio in 35 innings of work.

Rafael Soriano RP WAS 20 Days

Rafael Soriano narrowly escaped with his 20th save, working a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Soriano got into trouble after recording two quick outs, walking Michael McKenry and allowing a single to D.J. LeMahieu. But he was able to get Josh Rutledge to pop out to right field to end the contest. Soriano is now 20-for-22 in save chances with a 1.06 ERA, a 0.85 WHIP, and a 32/11 K/BB ratio. It's been a fantastic season for the 34-year-old.

Rafael Soriano RP WAS 24 Days

Rafael Soriano slammed the door on the Cubs in the ninth inning on Saturday, retiring all three hitters that he faced en route to his 19th save of the season.

The 34-year-old hurler has looked completely rejuvenated this season, compiling a microscopic 1.09 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 31/10 K/BB ratio over 33 innings, while converting 19 of his 21 save opportunities.

Rafael Soriano RP WAS 1 Month

Rafael Soriano struck out the side in a scoreless ninth inning for his 17th save of the season Sunday against the Braves.

Soriano's strikeouts dipped a bit last year, as the right-hander fanned 51 in 66 2/3 innings, but he's now struck out 29 batters in 31 innings so far this season. It's just one of the ways in which the 34-year-old has been fantastic this year, as he's got a 1.16 ERA and 0.87 WHIP after Sunday's outing. The closer appears to still have some good years in him yet.

Rafael Soriano RP WAS 1 Month

Rafael Soriano earned his 16th save of the season Saturday in the Nationals' defeat of the Braves.

Soriano retired all three batters he faced in the top of the ninth inning, using only 14 pitches -- eight of which were strikes. He has a 1.20 ERA on the season.

Rafael Soriano RP WAS 1 Month

Rafael Soriano grabbed his 15th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's win over the Astros.

The Astros didn't put up much of a threat, mustering only a two-out single off of the right-hander, who recorded two strikeouts in the effort. Soriano is now 15-for-17 in save chances with a 1.29 ERA, a 0.96 WHIP, and a 25/10 K/BB ratio on the season.

Rafael Soriano RP WAS 1 Month

Rafael Soriano held the Astros scoreless in the ninth inning to pick up his 14th save on Tuesday.

Soriano worked around a one-out walk to nail down the win for the Nationals. The 34-year-old right-hander has been great for the Nationals, as he's converted 14 of 16 save opportunities and has a 1.33 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and a 23/10 K/BB ratio.

Rafael Soriano RP WAS 1 Month

Rafael Soriano allowed one run but escaped to earn his 13th victory in Tuesday's win against the Giants on Tuesday.

Soriano inherited a 2-0 lead and coughed up a leadoff Brandon Crawford triple to deep right center. Brandon Hicks' ground out to shortstop scored Crawford, but Soriano dispatched of the next two batters to escape the frame. The veteran has given up runs in each of his last two appearances, but he still sports a fine 1.44 ERA.

Rafael Soriano RP WAS 2 Months

Rafael Soriano struck out two over a perfect inning to nail down a save in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

Chase Utley grounded out to start the ninth before Soriano got Ryan Howard and John Mayberry swinging to preserve the two-run lead. Soriano was often shaky for the Nationals last season, but he's been terrific this year with a 0.78 ERA and 12 saves over 13 opportunities.