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It took Casey Janssen only seven pitches to dispose of three Rockies hitters to hold a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning.
It's not clear if Drew Storen has so completely lost the trust of his manager that he will not be used in hold or save situations, but Janssen (1-2, ERA 3.14) has generally been reliable whenever called upon.
Casey Janssen allowed one hit and was aided by his defense, but held on to a 5-2 lead for the Nats in the eighth inning.
This was the third straight day Janssen (1-2, ERA 3.26) pitched a scoreless eighth inning as he makes his case to be the Nats' primary setup man.
Casey Janssen pitched the ninth inning of a 7-2 victory (non-save situation) allowing one single.
Since coming off the disabled list May 23, Janssen (0-1, ERA 4.00) has made ten appearances and nine of them have been scoreless (three holds). He has inherited four runners, none have scored.
Casey Janssen did not shine when handed a 5-4 Nationals lead in the eighth inning, as he allowed four runs on four hits and two walks (one intentional).
This was only Janssen's fourth appearance since coming off the DL with a shoulder injury. He had not previously allowed any base runners, earning two holds.
Casey Janssen earned his third hold of the 2015 season, entering a 2-0 game with two on, none out, and retiring the side.
Despite starting the season on the DL and a fastball velocity of only 88 MPH, Janssen showed excellent control..