"I felt good. At the same time, when you get a little bit of a break, you try not to do too much," Storen said. "It's three outs. That's all there is, especially when you are facing [the first three hitters in the lineup]."
• Papelbon wants to win, eyes saves record
Storen declined to say how he felt about the acquisition of Papelbon, but he acknowledged that the two talked before the game.
"I'll leave it the way it is for now. I'll keep the comments the way they are until I have a discussion with [general manager] Mike [Rizzo] and my agent," Storen said.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.