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Jul 7, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

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Davey updates on Storen

Drew Storen threw a perfect inning in his first relief appearance with the Potomac Nationals on Thursday but, according to Nats manager Davey Johnson, he may have been a little too perfect. Storen threw only eight pitches, less than the team expected when they set forth a plan of four minor league outings.

Storen is expected to pitch again Saturday night in his second game recovering from bone chips in his elbow and Johnson hopes they can see more from the Nats reliever.

“We have him scheduled for four outings, but I want him to throw more than eight pitches and get a good workout. If not I told him and [Steve McCatty] that rather than him go and throw in the bullpen I’d rather him see game situations,” he said.

“If the outing became short he could possibly go back tomorrow and do a couple of back-to backs. It’s all about arm endurance and how it bounces back.”

Johnson spoke of building a foundation from when Storen comes up because as a possible closer they can’t truly replicate MLB game pressure and crowds. Johnson said Storen is scheduled to pitch again on July 11 and that moving forward it will have a lot to do with how many pitches he throws.
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  1. Oldguy - Jul 7, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Greinke just got thrown out after two batters in Houston. He was covering first on a close play and the ump called safe. G. spiked the ball and was gone. Manager followed him out.Q.: Does he fit our clubhouse culture? I think not.

  2. Firm Possession, My Gorsehacken Sofa - Jul 7, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    I dunno. Not that much worse than hitting yourself in the face with a bat, really.

  3. Firm Possession, My Gorsehacken Sofa - Jul 7, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    Of course, I haven't seen the replay. If he spiked it into the ump's foot, that might be different.

  4. Oldguy - Jul 7, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    He had just given up a triple to the first batter. His back was to the ump/camera when he spiked it so don't know what/if he said.

  5. Tim - Jul 7, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Greinke is NOT the kinda guy we want. He didn't want to be here last year or year before (can't remember which).I'd really like us to stand pat. If Stras gets his innings limit, which IMO he will, we have Lannan waiting in the wings ready to prove himself. Flame away.After Stras is done: Gio, JZimm, EJax, Det, Lannan. That STILL might be the best rotation in baseball.

  6. peric - Jul 7, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    After Stras is done: Gio, JZimm, EJax, Det, Lannan. That STILL might be the best rotation in baseball.YOU MEAN: Gio, JZimm, Det, AND FORMER ALL STAR Zach Duke right? He is an IL All Star for the first half and where's Lannan? Still one of the worst starters in the International League.

  7. Firm Possession, My Gorsehacken Sofa - Jul 7, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    on Greinke "not wanting to be here": I've mentioned that myself as a reason not to worry about getting him, but to be fair, if that trade was in fact what they said it was, he was right, it would probably have kept the Nats from being where they are now. So I still wouldn't sell the farm to get him, but that's not a reason, I now think. FWIW.

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