Davey Johnson uses a short leash on Drew Storen, and Rafael Soriano nearly blows another save.
The reliever tossed a scoreless inning in his first appearance since returning from the minors.
After three strong weeks at Class AAA, Storen returns to the majors.
Between a breakdown in mechanics and changes in pitch mix, Storen has plenty of issues to work out in Syracuse.
The right-handed reliever will revert to an old high-leg kick and scrap his stiff front hip delivery.
After a hectic week at Nationals Park, Mike Rizzo commends Tyler Clippard and says Davey Johnson will be the Nationals' manager for the whole season.
The Nationals exposed simmering resentment about their decision to acquire Rafael Soriano when they optioned Drew Storen to the minor leagues.
After saying Drew Storen wouldn't pitch today, Davey Johnson sent him into a blowout in the ninth inning.
The Nationals' pitching staff will be shuffled this weekend. How and whether or not the changes include Drew Storen remain to be seen.
The Nationals reliever bounced back with a five-pitch inning as he used the aggression Davey Johnson wanted to see.