Mike Baxter

Storen's absence felt in 9th inning as Nats fall to Mets 4-3

The firepower in their bullpen makes it easy for the Washington Nationals to envision life without Drew Storen, until the ninth inning arrives and the score is tied. Storen will visit Dr. James Andrews today for a second opinion on his elbow, the first step in a process that may leave him sidelined for half the season. The Nationals will continue to survey their options without the man to whom their ninth innings belong.

Long after Edwin Jackson had left his first start for the Nationals on Monday, the New York Mets used a calamitous ninth inning to rally to a 4-3 win at Citi Field and remain unbeaten. Henry Rodriguez walked the first batter of the inning, melted down trying to...