Nationals manager Matt Williams will use a closer-by-committee approach over the next few days while struggling Rafael Soriano seeks to correct the flaws in his delivery.
Nationals pitcher Drew Storen weighed in on Richard Sherman’s high-attention interview last Sunday, telling “The Tommy Show” he had classes with the now-Seahawks corner at Stanford and, “he doesn’t really have a problem with any of it.”
While admitting Nationals players weren’t subject to any exit interviews with team management following the team’s final game in Arizona Sunday, Drew Storen would readily acknowledge his greater concern was avoiding the awkward, double-goodbyes as guys departed for the hometowns.
Drew Storen made his case for why Nats’ bench coach Randy Knorr should be the organization’s next manager, in an interview with Holden and Danny on Wednesday. He gave an impassioned response about what the team is looking for, and why Knorr fits the bill perfectly.
For decades, major league pitchers were supposed to finish what they started. Relief pitchers were those who weren’t good enough to make the rotation, simple as that.
Bryce Harper was hit by a pitch twice as the Nats fell to the Braves 3-2, after Atlanta’s Justin Upton hit a walk-off to end it in the 10th inning Friday night.
Fireworks erupted through the media following the Mike Rizzo’s decision to demote Drew Storen last Friday, including Tyler Clippard accusing the team of handling the situation poorly. Well, Rizzo responded on Wednesday, saying the team “handled it perfectly.”
Davey Johnson will make another minor shakeup to the Nats lineup, moving Rendon to third, and Ryan Zimmerman to DH Wednesday night against the Tigers. He also divulged details of an uncomfortable convo he had with Drew Storen before sending him to Triple-A last week.
Whatever changes the Washington Nationals makes over the remainder of the 2013 season, removing manager Davey Johnson from his post will not be one of them.
Daniel Murphy homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs and Jenrry Mejia pitched seven innings in his season debut as the Mets defeated the Nationals 11-0 Friday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.