The Washington Nationals have one of the best bullpens in baseball.
They have a bullpen ERA of 3.11, third in the National League and eighth overall. The Nats' relievers have only surrendered 0.74 home runs per nine innings and left opposing runners on base 77.6 percent of the time. Both of those numbers rank in the top third of the entire league.
But the roster of this bullpen has changed dramatically, both from the start of spring training and from Opening Day. Starting closer Drew Storen has yet to play a regular-season game. Henry Rodriguez is also on the disabled list. And newcomer Brad Lidge was just sent down to the minor leagues, after a rough return from injury.
So who is currently pitching out of the bullpen for the Washington Nationals? And who is the best among them? Let's take a look at the Nationals' relievers currently on the active roster and rank them on their performance through Sunday's game, placing an emphasis on number of appearances.