Right-handed reliever known for his fastball and slider, he produced his MLB debut this year 2010 for the Washington Nationals and preserved 43 games to them in 2011. He went to Brownsburg SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Indiana, where he was two-time first-team all-state. He skipped a large part of the 2012 time of year due elbow medical procedures. His father can be sportscaster Tag Patrick. Slugger Adam Dunn was his teammate for the Nationals.