The Nationals could choose the last reliever in their bullpen based on their NLDS match-up.
Nationals Manager Matt Williams says Rafael Soriano is willing to pitch in whatever inning he is asked to.
"My job is now is to fit in and help them have fun and help them win ballgames," Thornton said.
The Nationals landed a reliever to bolster their weary bullpen by acquiring Matt Thornton off waivers from the Yankees.
Over the past 30 days, the bullpen has a 4.87 ERA, worse than all but five teams.
Matt Williams made a handful of decisions that exposed the roles and quirks of the bullpen.
In an odd move, Craig Stammen and Drew Storen both needed to trim the laces of their gloves Friday night.
Opponents are hitting .202 against sliders thrown by Nationals pitchers, led by the bullpen.
The 25-year-old, who has been perhaps the most consistent starter in the Nats minors, is traveling to Milwaukee to meet the team.
The Nationals' bullpen leads the majors with a 2.08 ERA despite one of the largest workloads.