Drew Storen Restores Faith as Nationals Closer with Second Straight Save

CBS DC

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Drew Storen earned his second save in as many nights to lift the Nationals past the Braves 2-1 Monday night, extending Washington’s NL East lead to eight games, while reducing their magic number to twelve.

It was the first time Storen had recorded saves on consecutive dates since Sept. 24 and Sept. 25, 2011, the same year he registered a career high 43 saves. You read that correctly. That’s nearly three years.

“I tell you what, it was both fun nights,” Storen told MASN’s Ray Knight and Johnny Holliday after the game. “You have one-run leads going into the ninth, and obviously great games pitched by Gio [Gonzalez], yesterday, and Doug [Fister], today, so it’s just my job to lock that down.”

More importantly, it brings the Nationals’ closer issue one save nearer to being solved, as the organization prepares for its second playoff berth, an outcome…

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