Video: Soriano notches save no. 40Posted on September 11, 2013 by Andrew Bailey
Beating Dillon Gee has been something of a unicorn for the Nationals, but last night, they did exactly that. To complete the effort, the occasionally controversial Rafael Soriano came on to pick up his 40th save of the year -- a solid achievement for the first-year Nat.
Soriano's 40 saves are the third-most of his career. He chalked up 45 in 2010 for the Tampa Bay Rays and 42 a year ago for the New York Yankees in relief of Mariano Rivera.
While Soriano has blown six saves and occasionally stirred drama this year, this minor milestone is at least a small testament to what has been a generally solid season.
Check out the footage here:
Oh, and one more thing: #untuck.
Even though the players could see the end of the season in their grasps like a secretary counting the minutes until 5 PM, I was impressed by the effort level and hustle shown by both teams and the number of talented pitchers from each organization.