The Washington Nationals brought postseason baseball back to the nation’s capital for the first time since 1933, clinching a playoff spot Thursday night with a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Pinch hitter Corey Brown’s single drove in Ian Desmond with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 victory over the Miami Marlins.
David Freese homered, drove in three runs and had a go-ahead single in the ninth inning Saturday as the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game skid with a wild, 10-9 win over the Washington Nationals.
Holden and Danny were joined Thursday by fill-in Washington Nationals closer Tyler Clippard, who talked how unfortunate it was to see friend and former teammate Joel Peralta labeled ‘a cheater’ as well as how frustrating it was to get passed up for the closing role so many times here in Washington.
Drew Storen saved 43 games in his first full season with the big club, so when he went down followed by the injury of backup closer Brad Lidge, it could have easily spelled disaster for the first half of the year. Leave it up to wily Davey Johnson to find a way to patchwork saves together and still have his team sitting atop the NL East.
The Washington Nationals have purchased the contract of veteran reliever Mike Gonzalez, who’s expected to fortify a bullpen still without injured closer Drew Storen.
Currently mending from surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow, Nationals closer Drew Storen said that the Phillies invasion of Nats Park has frustrating over the last few years.
Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen’s agent says the pitcher had surgery to remove a bone fragment from his pitching elbow.
Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen will start the season on the disabled list because of trouble in his right elbow.
The Nationals swept a doubleheader from the Phillies on Tuesday.