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Nationals | Rafael Soriano struggling

Washington Nationals RP Rafael Soriano has blown a career-high six saves and has converted 32 of his 38 chances. "I've been leaving pitches up," Soriano said. "Keep working on it. I haven't had a stretch like this in my career. Things happen for a reason." Soriano's walk rate is down to 2.2 walks per nine innings compared to 3.2 per nine during his 43-save season for the New York Yankees last year. But his strikeout rate has fallen from 9.2 K's per nine to 6.9.

Fantasy Tip: Despite his recent struggles, Davey Johnson hasn't indicated he's close to making any kind of switch in the ninth. The team has quickly fallen out of contention, too. If anyone were to take over, it'd probably be Tyler Clippard, but he's not worth stashing just yet.

2013-08-23 10:57:18 | Source: The Washington Post - James Wagner

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