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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 ESPN.com'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...