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Davey sees Storen think too much, overthrow

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VIERA, Fla. -- Nationals reliever Drew Storen struggled for the second outing in a row. This time, he allowed three runs in one inning during a 4-2 loss to the Astros on Saturday evening at Space Coast Stadium.

The Nats had a 2-1 lead when the Astros went ahead in the eighth off Storen. With one out and runners on first and second, Carlos Correa, the No. 1 pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, singled to left field, scoring Jose Martinez.

Correa and Trevor Crowe came around to score when Rene Garcia hit a two-run single to left field. Storen has now allowed four runs in his last two innings.

Nationals manager Davey Johnson believes Storen is thinking too much on the mound.

"When you try to be that precise [on the mound], it's kind of paralysis by analysis," Johnson said. "I want him to trust his stuff and pitch. He has great stuff. He knows how to pitch. Sometimes he goes out there and tries to overthrow the ball. Those are power pitchers."

Johnson said a power arm like Storen will start pitching every other day in order to be ready for the season. Storen is expected to be one of Washington's setup men.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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