Aug 30 6:38a
Soriano pitched the ninth inning in a non-save situation Friday, giving up one run on three hits and striking out one.
It was an interesting decision by Nats manager Matt Williams, as the $14 million option on Soriano's contract for 2015 kicks in if he finishes 120 games between last season and this one. He finished 58 games in 2013 and is currently at 44 this year, and it's extremely unlikely that Soriano will even get 18 save opportunities (much less convert them all) over the Nats' next 29 games. If Williams keeps calling on him in non-save situations, it could be an indication that the front office has decided it's worth trying to vest that option.