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.
If evidence was needed that wins for relief pitchers are an irrelevant statistic, yesterday’s Nats game should be Exhibit A. Drew Storen allowed three runs on two home runs in the top of the seventh, but got the wine.
Wilson Ramos hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning Thursday in his Fourth of July return to the Washington Nationals, leading an 8-5 matinee win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Washington Nationals’ hitters are keeping manager Davey Johnson from shaving. His relief pitchers are preventing him from sleeping.
Relief pitcher Drew Storen has agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals, avoiding arbitration.
When the Washington Nationals shocked the baseball world by reaching an agreement with free agent closer Rafael Soriano, it probably also shocked their current starter, Drew Storen. Jeff Passan checked in with Holden and Danny to explain what the transaction could mean for the rest of the Nats bullpen.