Cruel, cruel, summer: Nationals send Drew Stroren to Triple-A Syracuse.
"This is what's best for him. He'll probably have a hard time coming to grips with that. But it is the best thing for him."
(Davey Johnson, via Nats Insider, 7/26/2013)
Ghosts of Game 5 still everywhere...
And if Storen's father wasn't happy with the Nationals bringing Drew in for mop-up duty during the first game of Friday's doubleheader despite battling the flu, the latest news isn't going to go over well (understandably):
102 degree temperature, sicker than a dog...Let's make him wear it!— Mark Patrick (@mpos) July 26, 2013
Tyler Clippard blasted the decision:
"I think there's a lot of things that led to this that could've been prevented. You know, you basically send a guy a message this offseason, for having one bad game, that he's not the guy for the job. He's only human. I mean, it's going to get to anybody."
(Tyler Clippard, via Nats Insider, 7/26/2013)
The press release from the Nationals was surprisingly short:
NATIONALS OPTION RHP DREW STOREN TO SYRACUSE
Following today’s doubleheader, the Washington Nationals optioned right-handed pitcher Drew Storen to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.Storen, 25, went 3-2 with two saves, 14 holds and a 5.95 ERA in 47 games this season with Washington.
(Up above, screencap of Drew Storen after Game 5.)