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Washington Nationals' Drew Storen Promoted To Triple-A Syracuse.

Last year, after just 18 games, 24.2 IP and 2 saves combined at Class-A ball in Hagerstown and then Potomac, in which the Washington Nationals' second '09 1st Round pick, former Stanford Cardinal closer Drew Storen gave up 18 hits, 8 ER, 2 HR and 2 walks while collecting 38 K's, the Nats' saw fit to promote the then-21-year-old future big league closer to Double-AA Harrisburg where the 6'2'' right-hander from Brownsburg, Indiana was (1-0) with 9 saves in 10 G and 12.1 scoreless innings pitched in which he surrendered 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 12, leaving the first-year pro (2-1) with a 1.95 ERA, 1.9 BB/9 and 11.9 K/9 in 28 games and 37.0 IP in his first year of professional ball. 

Storen started the 2010 campaign back in Harrisburg, but according to's Buster Olney, who broke the story via Twitter (@Buster_ESPN) within the last hour, writing, "The Nationals have promoted star pitching prospect to Class AAA Syracuse... Drew Storen, the reliever they took in Round 1 last year," it took just 7 games, 4 saves and 9.0 IP this year before the Nationals' decided to promote the top relief pitcher in the organization to their top affiliate, the Triple-AAA Syracuse Chiefs, where his fellow '09 1st Round pick, pitcher Stephen Strasburg, is expected to join him following his 5th Double-AA start this Sunday. Storen's allowed just 1 ER and 1 walk (1.0 BB/9) with Harrisburg, while collecting 11 K's (10.6 K/9) for the Senators so far. One more step, and it's Tyler Clippard, Drew Storen and Matt Capps wrapping up wins for the Nats...