His last two starts were seven innings long and his ERA is down a full run, his best mark since May 30. So what changed?
Between a breakdown in mechanics and changes in pitch mix, Storen has plenty of issues to work out in Syracuse.
With what appears to be a middle-of-the-pack defense, the Nats staff has still managed to put up solid numbers through 100 games.
In recent weeks, three pitchers have debuted for the Nats. A fourth -- one with big league experience -- is also rejoining the squad.
What was a daunting relief core for Atlanta has been whittled down by injuries, and it may be a chance for the Nats to make up some ground in the division.
Of the six starting pitchers scheduled for the series, we'll see some of the hardest-throwing starters in the game.
A look at Dan Haren's lines from his first six starts will remind you of the slow start and subsequent -- and recent -- improvement.
The Nats starter is just trying some new things, so enjoy the show and forget about the rabble rousers.
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