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Offline imref

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Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Topic Start: February 22, 2013, 06:33:35 PM »
just when we get past Gio, here comes the next bombshell:

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/jon-heyman/21748016/the-secrets-out-now-nats-storen-was-in-terrible-pain-for-game-5

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VIERA, Fla. -- The ever-affable Nats reliever Drew Storen has done interview after interview about the bitter Game 5 defeat that sent Washington home from the postseason, and of course his role in it. But in each retelling, he has always left out one important detail. Exactly how important that detail is, well, that's still up for debate.

Some folks around the Nats think it's the crux of the story, the untold reason Storen followed two hitless outings in two straight days with the bullpen blowup on the third straight day he pitched, the day that ended their season. As for Storen, well, he would rather not even have the debate.

The stoic Storen said not a word to a soul who might repeat it, but some people around the team claim he was in excruciating pain the last three days of that playoff series with St. Louis, including that final, fateful day. Given a two-run lead, Storen pitched the Nationals to within one strike of the NLCS twice, but couldn't quite close the door in the 9-7 Game 5 defeat folks won't soon forget in the nation's capital. Eventually, he allowed three hits, two walks and four runs, and left as the loser in the most important baseball game in Washington in decades.

It might have been easy at some point during interview after interview he has done this winter and spring to let slip that he was having terrible back pain in Game 5, that he'd spend much of the final three days in the trainers room receiving treatment for back spasms others described as unbearable. Not him, though. Storen wouldn't say a thing about it. Still won't. Not really.

Only after being confronted with the information did he offer even a reluctant acknowledgement that maybe he wasn't quite 100 percent, and that maybe he did receive a little treatment. But it clearly was a topic he wasn't interested in talking about. And his message was exactly that: To him it wasn't a worthy subject because aches and pains are felt throughout a 162-game schedule by everyone who wears a uniform.

To him, that's the end of the story. More interesting to him was how word got out. It seems, he would have been happy to take this one with him.

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #1: February 22, 2013, 06:47:39 PM »
:roll: I was hoping we were pasy game 5that drama...

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #2: February 22, 2013, 07:36:07 PM »
Once again a player tries to play through the pain and hurts the team.

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #3: February 22, 2013, 07:38:43 PM »
I hope he learned his lesson.

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #4: February 22, 2013, 08:17:27 PM »
Once again a player tries to play through the pain and hurts the team.

We don't know if the back pain hindered him or not.  They weren't bad pitches quite frankly.

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #5: February 22, 2013, 08:38:18 PM »
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More interesting to him was how word got out. It seems, he would have been happy to take this one with him.

:lmao:  It's quite simple. He wanted it to get out as an excuse for nutting up at the most crucial moment of the season.

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #6: February 22, 2013, 09:09:22 PM »
he pitched two scoreless innings in games 3 & 4, and was a strike away in game 5.  It's hard to say if the back pain was the issue.

I still blame the game 5 loss on pitching Jackson instead of Matheus. :)

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #7: February 22, 2013, 10:40:53 PM »
he pitched two scoreless innings in games 3 & 4, and was a strike away in game 5.  It's hard to say if the back pain was the issue.

I still blame the game 5 loss on pitching Jackson instead of Matheus. :)

In other words, it's Davey's fault.

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #8: February 24, 2013, 12:30:12 AM »
not as much pain as I was in 10 minutes into his game 5 stint

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #9: February 24, 2013, 05:57:26 AM »
:lmao:  It's quite simple. He wanted it to get out as an excuse for nutting up at the most crucial moment of the season.

Bingo.

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #10: February 24, 2013, 01:52:22 PM »
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130223&content_id=41909482&notebook_id=41909588&vkey=notebook_was&c_id=was

Werth made the comment.  Storen wanted to pitch thru whatever he was experiencing.  i.e. He's not making excuses for anything.

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #11: February 24, 2013, 03:41:40 PM »
Rigggght.

Hope the back is better and sets the league record for holds this year.

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #12: February 24, 2013, 04:27:34 PM »
It's funny that none of the great players say they were in terrible pain during wins months after the fact.

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #13: February 24, 2013, 04:39:24 PM »
Troll troll troll

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #14: February 24, 2013, 05:19:17 PM »
Troll troll troll

You can call it trolling... but it is the truth.

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #15: February 24, 2013, 05:20:05 PM »
In other words, it's Davey's fault.

i never understood the decision to pitch Jackson in that spot.

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #16: February 24, 2013, 05:20:33 PM »
He has blown two straight saves. 



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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #17: February 24, 2013, 05:26:37 PM »
Storen on report back bothered him in G5: "It’s not an issue. Game’s done. The game’s about results. It didn’t work out well. We’re past it”


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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #18: February 24, 2013, 05:39:58 PM »


There's no evidence Storen said anything to anyone


troll troll troll

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #19: February 24, 2013, 05:47:39 PM »

There's no evidence Storen said anything to anyone


troll troll troll

Facts aren't important, it's what people want to believe that counts.   :roll:

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #20: February 24, 2013, 05:49:40 PM »
Facts aren't important, it's what people want to believe that counts.   :roll:

Mind Facts! My favorite

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #21: February 24, 2013, 05:56:41 PM »
Mind Facts! My favorite

 :thumbs:

He's bent over backward to not blame his performance on anything or anyone other than himself.  He's made no excuses.  But the comments of others must be part of a secret conspiracy to excuse the outcome?  Ridiculous.

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #22: February 24, 2013, 06:06:44 PM »
What was today's excuse? 

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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #23: February 24, 2013, 06:10:07 PM »
He's bent over backward to not blame his performance on anything or anyone other than himself.  He's made no excuses.  But the comments of others must be part of a secret conspiracy to excuse the outcome?  Ridiculous.



Yeah - particularly when there are so many REAL conspiracies to concerned about ...



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Re: Storen in "terrible pain" in Game 5
« Reply #24: February 24, 2013, 07:42:31 PM »
He's bent over backward to not blame his performance on anything or anyone other than himself.  He's made no excuses.  But the comments of others must be part of a secret conspiracy to excuse the outcome?  Ridiculous.

Especially by those who always ask for reliable sources.