One of the recurring issues that comes up on many of our discussions is the bullpen, and specifically Papelbon and Storen. There are lots of opinions about both of them.
As both a fan (and fans, by definition, are not necessarily objective) and as someone who has spent his career dealing with data, I thought it would be interesting to list the details of each of Storen’s appearances since he was demoted to the 8th inning. So here is a game by game recap from the Game Day data.
Wednesday, July 29 – 3-up, 3-down for Storen; Nats beat Marlins 7-2.
|Dee Gordon called out on strikes.||Strikeout||Martin Prado grounds out, second baseman Anthony Rendon to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman.||Groundout|
Thursday, July 30 – 3-up, 3-down for Storen; Nats beat the Marlins 1-0.
|J. T. Realmuto strikes out swinging.||Strikeout|
|Cole Gillespie strikes out swinging.||Strikeout|
|Dee Gordon grounds out softly, third baseman Yunel Escobar to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman.||Groundout|
Monday, August 3 – 3-up, 3-down for Storen; Nats lose 4-6 to the Diamondbacks
|A. J. Pollock grounds out, pitcher Drew Storen to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman.||Groundout|
|Paul Goldschmidt pops out to catcher Wilson Ramos in foul territory.||Pop Out|
|David Peralta strikes out swinging.||Strikeout|
Tuesday, August 4 – 3-up, 3-down for Storen; Nats beat the Diamondbacks 5-4
|A. J. Pollock flies out to right fielder Bryce Harper.||Flyout|
|Paul Goldschmidt called out on strikes.||Strikeout|
|David Peralta grounds out softly, catcher Wilson Ramos to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman.||Groundout|
Thursday, August 6 – Storen with 1 BB; Nats beat the Diamondbacks 8-3
|Jake Lamb lines out to shortstop Ian Desmond.||Lineout|
|A. J. Pollock pops out to second baseman Anthony Rendon.||Pop Out|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia walks.||Walk|
|Yasmany Tomas pops out to second baseman Anthony Rendon.||Pop Out|
Friday, August 7 – Storen gives up GS and Nats lose 4-5 to the Rockies
|Kyle Parker pops out to third baseman Yunel Escobar.||Pop Out|
|Daniel Descalso walks.||Walk|
|Charlie Blackmon flies out to center fielder Michael Taylor.||Flyout|
|Jose Reyes singles on a ground ball to right fielder Bryce Harper. Daniel Descalso to 2nd.||Single|
|Nolan Arenado singles on a soft ground ball to third baseman Yunel Escobar. Daniel Descalso to 3rd. Jose Reyes to 2nd.||Single|
|Carlos Gonzalez hits a grand slam (23) to right field. Daniel Descalso scores. Jose Reyes scores. Nolan Arenado scores.||Home Run|
|DJ LeMahieu strikes out swinging.||Strikeout|
Sunday, August 9 – Storen gives up winning runs as Nats lose 4-6 to the Rockies.
|Ben Paulsen singles on a line drive to right fielder Bryce Harper.||Single|
|Michael McKenry hit by pitch. Ben Paulsen to 2nd.||Hit By Pitch|
|Daniel Descalso out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Drew Storen to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Ben Paulsen to 3rd. Michael McKenry to 2nd.||Sac Bunt|
|Kyle Parker reaches on a fielder’s choice out, pitcher Drew Storen to third baseman Yunel Escobar to catcher Wilson Ramos. Ben Paulsen out at home. Michael McKenry to 3rd. Kyle Parker to 2nd on the throw.||Fielders Choice Out|
|DJ LeMahieu singles on a ground ball to left fielder Jayson Werth. Michael McKenry scores. Kyle Parker scores.||Single|
|Charlie Blackmon strikes out on a foul tip.||Strikeout|
Wednesday, August 12 – Storen allows two runs, one inherited; Lose 0-3 to the Dodgers.
|Alberto Callaspo called out on strikes.||Strikeout|
|Joc Pederson hit by pitch.||Hit By Pitch|
|Andre Ethier doubles (12) on a line drive to right fielder Bryce Harper. Joc Pederson scores. Andre Ethier scores. Throwing error by second baseman Anthony Rendon.||Double|
|Jimmy Rollins flies out softly to center fielder Michael Taylor.||Flyout|
Saturday, August 15 – Storen gives up 2 runs (1 earned) in 6-12 loss to the Giants.
|Ehire Adrianza grounds out, second baseman Anthony Rendon to first baseman Clint Robinson.||Groundout|
|Gregor Blanco singles on a line drive to center fielder Michael Taylor.||Single|
|Matt Duffy doubles (23) on a line drive to center fielder Michael Taylor. Gregor Blanco scores.||Double|
|Juan Perez reaches on a missed catch error by first baseman Clint Robinson, assist to second baseman Anthony Rendon. Matt Duffy to 3rd.||Field Error|
|Buster Posey singles on a line drive to left fielder Tyler Moore. Matt Duffy scores. Juan Perez to 2nd.||Single|
|Hunter Pence strikes out swinging.||Strikeout|
|Brandon Crawford called out on strikes.||Strikeout|
Tuesday, August 18 – Storen allows 2 hits, no runs in 15-6 win over the Rockies.
|Kyle Parker singles on a line drive to right fielder Bryce Harper.||Single|
|Brandon Barnes flies out to left fielder Jayson Werth.||Flyout|
|Daniel Descalso strikes out swinging.||Strikeout|
|Jose Reyes doubles (21) on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Bryce Harper. Kyle Parker to 3rd.||Double|
|DJ LeMahieu flies out to right fielder Bryce Harper in foul territory.||Flyout|
Sunday, August 23 – Storen allows 1 run (leadoff HR) in 9-5 win over Brewers.
|Khris Davis homers (16) on a line drive to left center field.||Home Run|
|Domingo Santana strikes out swinging.||Strikeout|
|Jean Segura strikes out swinging.||Strikeout|
|Elian Herrera called out on strikes.||Strikeout|
Wednesday, August 26 – 3-up, 3-down; Nats lose 5-6 to the Padres.
|Yonder Alonso grounds out, second baseman Anthony Rendon to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman.||Groundout|
|Austin Hedges grounds out, shortstop Ian Desmond to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman.||Groundout|
|Clint Barmes called out on strikes.||Strikeout|
Thursday, August 27 – Another 3-up, 3-down; Nats beat Padres 4-2.
|Austin Hedges pops out to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman in foul territory.||Pop Out|
|Clint Barmes lines out to left fielder Danny Espinosa.||Lineout|
|Travis Jankowski lines out to left fielder Danny Espinosa.||Lineout|
Sunday, August 30 – 3-up, 3-down again; Nats beat Marlins 7-4.
|Martin Prado called out on strikes.||Strikeout|
|Justin Bour grounds out, second baseman Danny Espinosa to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman.||Groundout|
|Derek Dietrich lines out to right fielder Bryce Harper.||Lineout|
Tuesday, September 1 – Storen gives a run in 5-8 loss to the Cardinals.
|Tommy Pham singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Michael Taylor.||Single|
|Brandon Moss hit by pitch. Tommy Pham to 2nd.||Hit By Pitch|
|Greg Garcia reaches on a force attempt, missed catch error by third baseman Yunel Escobar, assist to pitcher Drew Storen. Tommy Pham scores. Brandon Moss to 3rd. Greg Garcia to 2nd.||Field Error|
|Drew Storen intentionally walks Matt Carpenter.||Intent Walk|
|Stephen Piscotty grounds into a double play, shortstop Ian Desmond to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Brandon Moss scores. Greg Garcia to 3rd. Matt Carpenter out at 2nd.||Grounded Into DP|
|Jhonny Peralta flies out to right fielder Bryce Harper in foul territory.||Flyout|
Wednesday, September 2 – 3-up, 3-down; Nats beat Cardinals 4-3.
|Cody Stanley strikes out swinging.||Strikeout|
|Matt Carpenter strikes out swinging.||Strikeout|
|Stephen Piscotty called out on strikes.||Strikeout|
Friday, September 4 – Storen allows 2 hits, 1 run; Nats beat Braves 5-2.
|Freddie Freeman doubles (24) on a line drive to right fielder Jayson Werth.||Double|
|A. J. Pierzynski grounds out, shortstop Ian Desmond to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman.||Groundout|
|Nick Swisher singles on a ground ball to right fielder Jayson Werth. Freddie Freeman scores.||Single|
|Jace Peterson lines out to right fielder Jayson Werth.||Lineout|
|Andrelton Simmons flies out to right fielder Jayson Werth.||Flyout|
Sunday, September 6 – Storen allows 1 BB; Nats beat Braves 8-4.
|Nick Swisher walks.||Walk|
|Pedro Ciriaco strikes out swinging.||Strikeout|
|Andrelton Simmons strikes out swinging.||Strikeout|
|Michael Bourn strikes out swinging.||Strikeout|
Tuesday, September 8 – Not Good. No need to say more?
|Yoenis Cespedes doubles (37) on a sharp line drive to left fielder Jayson Werth. Wilmer Flores scores. Juan Uribe scores. Curtis Granderson scores.||Double|
|Daniel Murphy walks.||Walk|
|David Wright walks.||Walk|
|Lucas Duda walks. Yoenis Cespedes scores. Daniel Murphy to 3rd. David Wright to 2nd.||Walk|
|Travis d’Arnaud lines out to right fielder Bryce Harper.||Lineout|
Wednesday, September 9 – Final 2015 appearnce; should he even have been brought in to pitch to Cespedes?
|Yoenis Cespedes homers (32) on a fly ball to left center field. Curtis Granderson scores.||Home Run|
|Daniel Murphy grounds out, second baseman Danny Espinosa to first baseman Clint Robinson.||Groundout|
|David Wright grounds out, third baseman Anthony Rendon to first baseman Clint Robinson.||Groundout|
Clearly Storen had some awful games. But he did have some good ones.