Rafael Soriano

Washington Nationals #29 - Relief Pitcher

  • Born: 12/19/79
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 230
  • Bats/Throws: R/R

In Defense of Rafael Soriano

Nationals closer Rafael Soriano often gets a bad rap around the Natosphere, but he ran his string of consecutive scoreless appearances to 19 in the Nats 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Friday night.

Strasburg talks establishing fastball vs Marlins

The Nationals needed a strong outing from 25-year-old right-hander Stephen Strasburg and he came through with 12 Ks in 6 2/3 IP in a dominant start against the Miami Marlins as the Nats swept their three-game series with the Fish.

Pitch it, Soriano! Pitch it, Soriano! On Save no.1

Nationals' closer Rafael Soriano earned his 44th save in a Nats uniform on Sunday, with a 22-pitch outing against the Atlanta Braves that had fans in the nation's capital holding their collective breath. Matt Williams was never nervous. Never.

2-0 HOU: Jordan's Line- 5IP, 1H, 1R, 1BB, 5Ks, 9GO

Nationals' right-hander Taylor Jordan got nine ground ball outs from the 19 batters he faced, but the one run he gave up in five innings of work was enough for the Houston Astros, who shut the Nats out tonight in a 2-0 win in Space Coast Stadium.

Nats' Bullpen Talk: Soriano, Mattheus, Delcarmen

Washington Nationals' skipper Matt Williams has been talking relievers this week, explaining what's going on with Rafael Soriano early this spring, updating reporters on Ryan Mattheus' recover and praising the work Manny Delcarmen has done so far...

Rafael Soriano Ready For Second Season In D.C.

Rafael Soriano arrived at Spring Training 10 pounds lighter than he was last season and he's looking to regain some velocity on his fastball and improve on the first year of the 2-year/$28M deal he signed with the Washington Nationals last winter.

Should the Yankees extend David Robertson?

Now that the Yankees are throwing around contract extensions, extending David Robertson should be next on the agenda.

Regrets from the 2012-13 offseason

A year has passed and allowed time to reflect on the 2012-13 offseason that featured a few notable departures. What kind of effects have been and will continue to be felt?

Nats' GM Mike Rizzo On Grant Balfour Rumors...

So are the Washington Nationals interested in free agent closer Grant Balfour? Nats' GM Mike Rizzo was asked this morning during an appearance on the MLB Network's Hot Stove show. His answer had a familiar ring to it, but is that a sign?

Nationals interested in Balfour

Washington is in the mix to land the veteran reliever.

"Drew Storen is a closer." - Mike Rizzo, Jan 2013

Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo envisioned having a closer for every inning after the sixth, but things didn't work out as planned in the bullpen early last season. When the Nats surged late, however, the new roles for the relievers weren't an issue...

Rizzo "Reluctant" To Part With 1st Rd Pick In 2014

The Nationals gave up their top pick last winter when they signed free agent closer Rafael Soriano, but Nats' GM Mike Rizzo told the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore tonight that he would be relucant to give up their first round pick this year.

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