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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Nationals pitcher Drew Storen has a new nickname: Tinkerbell

Depending on how much of a trend-setter Nationals manager Davey Johnson is, Washington relief pitcher Drew Storen could be in for a long season of harassment. I have never actually seen Storen pitch, but apparently he has a unique delivery — so unique that Johnson has decided the nickname “Tinkerbell” would suit his right-hander.

“I’m going to start calling him Tinkerbell,” Johnson said after the Nats’ spring training game on Sunday according to the Washington Post. “He comes in with all kinds of different little moves. Once the game started, he looked good.”

Storen faced three batters and retired all three on 11 total pitches, striking out two of them. Whatever crazy delivery he has going on, it must work. If I was a member of the Nationals squad, I’d be doing everything in my power to make this stick. Can’t you just see the name “Tinkerbell” written on the left-hand ticker of Sportscenter when Storen has a dominant relief outing? How about that deep-voiced guy saying, “The Nationals then turned to Tinkerbell” in Washington’s World Series DVD if they ever won it all? Make it happen.

H/T Hardball Talk

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