Rafael Soriano News Archive
Soriano tossed a scoreless ninth inning against Arizona on Thursday to earn his second straight win.
Soriano tossed a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday and earned his third victory of the season.
Soriano blew his fifth save of the season Sunday in the Nationals' extra-inning victory over the Pirates. He has struggled of late, but manager Matt Williams stated after the game that Soriano remains the Nationals' closer. "He's been our closer all year and I don't see that changing right now," Williams said.
Soriano's availability for Saturday is uncertain after he pitched each of the previous three days.
Soriano made things interesting on Friday, giving up three hits and a run before nailing down his 29th save of the season.
Soriano tossed a perfect ninth inning against the Mets on Thursday to pick up his 28th save of the season.
Soriano gave up a solo homer in the ninth inning Wednesday against the Mets, but righted the ship to secure his 27th save of the season.
Nationals manager Matt Williams said he turned to Drew Storen to close out Wednesday's game because Soriano has seen a heavy workload recently, but he added that Soriano will be available Thursday, Dan Kolko of MASNsports.com reports.
Soriano blew the save Monday against the Marlins as he allowed four runs, three hits and one walk while recording only one out.