Treinen Takes The Win
With the Washington Nationals not getting much length from their starters the last two days (Tanner Roark and Joe Ross), the Nats needed someone in the bullpen to give them length and keep them in the game. That role last night went to Blake Treinen, who did a good job and picked up the win for it.
Treinen went three innings, gave up no runs on two hits, walked three, and struck out one on 66 pitches (39 strikes) to pick up his fourth win of the season. The right-hander was part of a bullpen last night that didn’t give up a run in the five innings they pitched between Treinen, Oliver Perez, and Yusmeiro Petit.
Throughout this season, the role has changed for the 27-year-old right-hander. Treinen went from being one of the late inning relievers to being one of the pitchers who does his job in the middle innings. Regardless of the role, Treinen has pitched well as he has not given up a run since May 13 against the Marlins (ten appearances.
With Treinen throwing a total of 95 pitches in the last four days, you wonder if the Nats would possibly send him down to get a fresh arm in the bullpen. One possibility could be Matt Belisle, who has been rehabbing from his calf injury at Potomac and Harrisburg. Regardless of what happens, Treinen deserves credit for getting the job done and picking up the victory last night against the White Sox.
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