Nationals Journal: closer


Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Rafael Soriano throwing earlier than normal this spring

The closer says he feels a little worn out this early but adds that he’s not hurt.

By James Wagner  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullpen, closer, rafael soriano, Relievers

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Drew Storen could be the Nationals' closer as Rafael Soriano rests

Davey Johnson may give closer Rafael Soriano the game off because the Nationals' winning produced three consecutive save situations.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:38 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  closer, Drew Storen, rafael soriano

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard to split closer role for the Nationals

Drew Storen will get more chances to close, but will split the job with Tyler Clippard based on matchups.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:16 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  closer

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Could Drew Storen become the Nationals closer in the playoffs?

Drew Storen's performance, with the playoffs looming, may have forced Davey Johnson and the Nationals into a decision about the ninth inning.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:56 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  closer

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Tyler Clippard available tonight after pitching twice yesterday

After closer Tyler Clippard worked both ends of the Nationals’ doubleheader, Manager Davey Johnson said Clippard would still be available tonight if a save situation arose.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:39 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  closer

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Can a closer win the NL Cy Young?

Aroldis Chapman and Craig Kimbrel have dominated enough to work their way into the NL Cy Young conversation, but closers don't get much consideration for the award.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  closer, Gio Gonzalez, Pitching, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 08/30/2012

Drew Storen showing consistency, ready to lighten Tyler Clippard’s load

Storen has found a groove and his continued progress is another sign that Davey Johnson will us him to help ease the workload of closer Tyler Clippard.

By James Wagner  |  06:57 PM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  closer, drew storen, tyler clippard