In an event that only the biggest diehard fans remember, Drew Storen's last pitching appearance against new National Jayson Werth ended with Werth crushing a walkoff two-run home run to give the Phillies a win. It happened on Sept. 19, dealing a crushing blow to the Nationals' hopes of winning 70 games.â†µ
But as you probably guessed, Storen himself remembers these things. Therefore, he decided to get the revenge he absolutely needs in order to ... feel good about himself, I guess. He decided that spring training batting practice was the perfect time to strike.Via Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.â†µ
Today, Storen had another chance at Werth. With his first pitch, just as Werth expected, Storen zipped a fastball that backed Werth off the plate.â†µ
"Now we're even," Werth said.â†µ
"I can't have you too comfortable," Storen yelled back.â†µ
Werth later told Storen that he didn't think he could "respect" him if he didn't do that. Man, the culture of baseball is weird sometimes. I'm glad to see that the Nationals' world balance is in order again.