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Tyler Clippard in shades during All-Star Game introductions

Up above, a shot of Tyler Clippard in sunglasses during pregame introductions before the All-Star Game last night. (Screencap via @xmasape) What's with the shades, Tyler? "I just put on the shades. They were prescription, and I wanted to be able to see. So it was either that or my glasses. I couldn’t really change. I was like, ‘Uh, I probably shouldn’t be wearing...
Via Nationals Enquirer
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard throws a pitch to the backstop in the All-Star Game (Video)

Here's video of Tyler Clippard throwing his second pitch to the backstop in the 5th inning of the All-Star Game last night; Reds catcher Devin Mesocaro played the carom perfectly and nearly picked off Alexei Ramirez at third. Clippard threw 11 pitches, 8 strikes, didn't give up a hit, but allowed an inherited runner to score. No vulture win this time around for Clippard...
Via Nationals Enquirer
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper was at the 2014 All Star Game FanFest in Minnesota (on a wall)

And so, only a single Nationals player (Tyler Clippard) represented the team at the All-Star Game in Minnesota Tuesday night. But at least Bryce Harper made it on a wall at FanFest this year? (Photo above via @NatsHR2Win) What a difference a year makes: Last year, Harper hit 24 home runs in the Home Run Derby but lost to Yoennis Cespedes; although his beard and his brother'...
Via Nationals Enquirer
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard Is A 2014 National League All-Star

Photo Credit: sbnation.com Sunday, the Nationals’ reliever Tyler Clippard announced that he was named to the National League All-Star team. He was named ostensibly to replace Atlanta’s Julio Teheran, but effectively Clippard replaces Washington teammate Jordan Zimmermann. Since Zimmermann was Washington’s only All-Star, the team would need another National for Tuesday’s game...
Via DC Sports-Kings
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard Earned It

The news that the Nats will have an all-star after all, and that that all-star will be Tyler Clippard, is a little puzzling. Basically because Rafael Soriano is the closer, and he has a 0.97 ERA to boot. Clippard’s ERA (2.03) isn’t quite there, but his other numbers are. He leads the pen in innings (40) and strikeouts (53), and he handles high-leverage eighth-inning situations...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard Misses Everything (AGAIN)

Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard has 21 scoreless appearances. But, occassional he reminds us of Ricky Vaughn of Major League. On Wednesday night he gave us one of his signature wild pitches. This is becoming something of a tradition for #Nats' RHP Tyler Clippard… https://t.co/mVAh0HSORo — federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) June 12, 2014 Facing San Francisco Giants right-fielder [...]
Via KCM Sports
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippard, Nationals agree to $5,875,000 deal

Right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard and the Washington Nationals have agreed on a one-year contract for $5.875,000, avoiding arbitration. Clippard's deal Monday means all eight Nationals players who filed for arbitration wound up settling before a hearing. Clippard earned $4 million last year and asked for a raise to $6.35 million, while the team offered $4.45 million. In...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: should they trade Tyler Clippard?

It is clear that the Washington Nationals have a surplus of strong arms at the back end of their bullpen. This may not be the case for long, however, as rumors have been circulating that the team is looking to move one of the trio of arms. Before the signing of Rafael Soriano, Drew Storen was Nationals’ closer, saving 43 games in 2011. After Soriano was added to the roster, Storen...
Via isportsweb.com
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

When Tyler Clippard threw one to the screen...

And so, like Henry Rodriguez a few nights ago, a pitch got away from Tyler Clippard last night and flew to the screen. One difference: Henry's was a 97 MPH heater; Clippard's was more like a 50 MPH Livan Hernandez junkball that slipped out of his hand. Another, perhaps bigger, difference: the reaction by fans behind home plate: Henry made a guy spill his beer, scaring...
Via Nationals Enquirer
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Q&A: Nationals Closer Tyler Clippard

Tyler Clippard was the winning pitcher in last year’s All-Star game. That might come as a surprise to casual fans, because the Washington Nationals set-up-man-turned-closer isn’t exactly a household name. He is, however, one of the best relievers in the National League. Originally a starter in the Yankees system, the 27-year-old Clippard has been quietly lethal since moving into...
Via Fangraphs
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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