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Nationals Journal Archive: bullpen

The Nationals' bullpen holds steady

The great shame of this Nationals' season, now stuck 20 games below .500, is the wasted excellence from their bullpen. Their bullpen threw another four innings last night, bringing them to 414 1/3 innings for the season, less than...

By Adam Kilgore  |  August 25, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  bullpen  
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Without Matt Capps, Sean Burnett steps up

The attention fell on Drew Storen last night as he earned his first career save. Manager Jim Riggleman jotted a congratulatory note on the lineup card, which would join the game ball in Storen's locker. "He's going to be great,"...

By Adam Kilgore  |  August 7, 2010; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Drew Storen , Sean Burnett , bullpen  
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Nationals bullpen moves on without Matt Capps

In spring training, Drew Storen approached Matt Capps with a hint of apprehension. Capps, a veteran, had signed with the Nationals to become their closer. Storen, a rookie, had been drafted and anointed the closer of the future. Storen saw...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 30, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Drew Storen , Matt Capps , Tyler Clippard , bullpen  | Tags: Drew Storen, Matt Capps, Sean Burnett, Tyler Clippard  
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Nationals trade Matt Capps to Twins

UPDATED 12:15 a.m. The Nationals traded all-star closer Matt Capps and cash to the Minnesota Twins for heralded catching prospect Wilson Ramos and minor league left-hander Joe Testa. The trade of Capps brings the Nationals a catching prospect their scouts...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 29, 2010; 10:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Matt Capps , bullpen , minors & farm system , trade deadline  
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The Nationals' bullpen comes through

On Tuesday night, as Miguel Batista walked from the bullpen toward the dugout, the Nationals faced a seemingly unfair fight. Sitting in last place, they had a series against the first-place Braves, and they had just lost Stephen Strasburg and...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 29, 2010; 7:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Tyler Walker unsure of next step

After visiting orthopedist James Andrews today in Birmingham, Ala., Nationals reliever Tyler Walker will decide tonight on a course of action to deal with the torn labrum in his right shoulder. Though Walker assumed surgery would be in order, Andrews...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 29, 2010; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Tyler Walker , bullpen  
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Matt Capps closes out his former team, Adam Kilgore , June 10, 2010
Miguel Batista can take the abuse, Adam Kilgore , May 22, 2010
 
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