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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
July 16, 2014  |  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
July 16, 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

Clippard may be losing hold on Nats closer job

Manager Davey Johnson said before Friday's opener against the Milwaukee Brewers that there was no closer controversy. That could change following the Brewers' dramatic comeback in the ninth inning, scoring three runs off struggling right-hander Tyler Clippard, and winning, 4-2. Clippard gave up three hits in the first four batters faced, and the inning included a passed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals pitcher Tyler Clippard falls off mound during pitch

As it has been previously noted here on Laugh At Sports, we love it when Major League Baseball players take a tumble during games.During Monday night's Houston Astros/Washington Nationals affair, Nationals closer Tyler Clippard was trying to shut the door on a Houston comeback.As he prepared to fire a pitch to Houston's Matt Downs, Tyler had a little bit of problems with...
Via Laugh At Sports
August 07, 2012  |  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 the...
Via Nationals Enquirer
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard says it was 140 degrees in the bullpen today

In case you've been living under a rock and/or living outside of the convection oven that is Washington DC (say, Alaska): there's a heat wave going on in DC. Friday night, Stephen Strasburg wilted in the 96 degree heat (again). On Saturday, Gio Gonzalez earned his 12th win with 6 innings of 3 hit-ball in 101 degree heat. Tyler Clippard earned his 14th save. After the game...
Via Nationals Enquirer
July 07, 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

Is Anything Wrong with Tyler Clippard?

Tyler Clippard was the Washington Nationals’ lone representative at the 2011 All-Star Game and with good reason. He was, without a doubt, the best reliever on the pitching staff and was perhaps the best set-up man in baseball. The start of the 2012 season hasn’t been quite so smooth for the former All-Star. So, it begs the question, what’s happened to Tyler Clippard? To jog...
Via The Nats Blog
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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