Rafael Soriano 29 | Pitcher

Washington Nationals

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Aug 17, 2014 Subscribe 
News: 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. Impact: Questions about Soriano's job have been raised with him giving up nine earned runs in his last nine games, but Williams is sticking with Soriano as his closer for now. Soriano's job will be safe if he can get back on track over his next couple outings, but if his struggles continue, that could open the door for Tyler Clippard and/or Drew Storen to see save opportunities.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 16, 2014
News: Soriano's availability for Saturday is uncertain after he pitched each of the previous three days. Impact: Soriano hasn't pitched on four consecutive days at any point this season, so manager Matt Williams figures to turn elsewhere should a save opportunity present itself Saturday. With Tyler Clippard also having pitched three straight days, Drew Storen seems the top candidate to fill in during the ninth inning.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 15, 2014
News: Soriano made things interesting on Friday, giving up three hits and a run before nailing down his 29th save of the season. Impact: Despite his occasional ninth inning adventures Soriano's still got a 1.90 ERA and 0.95 WHIP, and has been one of the most statistically impressive closers in baseball this season.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: Soriano tossed a perfect ninth inning against the Mets on Thursday to pick up his 28th save of the season. Impact: Soriano needed 22 pitches to get through the ninth, but it was uneventful otherwise. Although he hasn't had as many save opportunities as previous seasons, he's been very effective in 2014.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: 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. Impact: After Soriano gave up a leadoff homer, he allowed singles in two of the Mets' next three at-bats, putting the winning run in scoring position with only one out. Soriano then buckled down and allowed a fielder's choice grounder that nabbed a runner at home, and cleanly fielded a groundout back to himself to record the game's final out. The veteran reliever may miss out on his third straight 40-save campaign, but he's pitched much more effectively than a season prior, as his 1.94 ERA and 0.97 WHIP would suggest.(RotoWire, )
Rafael Soriano
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 230  Age: 34
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 12/19/1979, San Jose, Dominican Republic
College: None
Debut: 2002
Salary: $12,072,657
Injury Status
No Current Injury