|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||84.00||4.00||4.00||2.00||2.79||1.06||100.00||32.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Diego|| 1.1||0||0|| 0.00||0||1||1|
|vs LHB|| 8.2||0||0|| 0.00||0||5||11|
|vs RHB|| 7.1||0||0|| 6.14||0||6||5|
|05/14/2013||Christian Yelich, LF MIA||Oswaldo Arcia, RF MIN|
Tyler Clippard, RP WAS
|05/14/2013||Aramis Ramirez, 3B MIL|
Carlos Gonzalez, LF COL
Brandon League, RP LAD
Tyler Clippard, RP WAS
|A.J. Pollock, CF ARI|
David Dahl, OF COL
Shelby Miller, SP STL
Craig Stammen, RP WAS
Jean Segura, SS MIL
|05/14/2013||Carlos Villanueva, SP CHC||Tyler Clippard, RP WAS|
|Last 10 Games|
|Nationals skipper likes alignment of bullpen|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/4/13) Nationals manager Davey Johnson is still learning the limits of new closer Rafael Soriano, according to The Washington Post. But once he figures it out, it will help him figure out how to use setup men Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard.
Storen is considered the backup closer and Clippard is in the mix as closer to spell both relievers. Soriano recorded a save in each of the Nationals' first two games.
"That’s something I’ll learn and hopefully [Soriano will] let me know if he’s getting overworked," Johnson said. "That’s a really good problem to have. I hope that happens a lot. But I got a lot of choices for guys who want to step in."
|Clippard coming along slowly|
|(3/1/13) Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard made his first appearance of the Grapefruit League on Friday night against the Braves. He worked a perfect inning, striking out one of the three batters he faced. After making 224 appearances over the last three seasons, MLB.com reports the club wants to bring the right-hander along slowly this spring. "Absolutely. We talked early this spring that this is what we want to do. I'm glad they're letting me do that, take my time and get ready for April 1," Clippard said. "I've had a heavy workload. So there's no reason for me to come in here and kill myself. I'm not really going to change anything or do anything drastically different this spring. It's just getting my body and arm ready for the season, and that's what I'm going to do."
|Clippard signed for setup duty|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(1/18/13) The Nationals and relief pitcher Tyler Clippard agreed to a one-year contract Friday to avoid arbitration, The Washington Times reports. Terms of the deal were not released after he made $1.65 million last season, his first time through the arbitration process. Clippard took over for injured reliever Drew Storen as the team's closer at the beginning of last season and converted 32 of his 37 saves opportunities.
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Zimmermann wins NL-best sixth game, Nats top Tigers
Bryce Harper hit a solo homer and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly, Jordan Zimmermann won his NL-leading sixth game and the Washington Nationals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1 Wednesday night.
Strasburg Ks eight in no decision, Nats edge Bucs
Stephen Strasburg struck out eight in seven innings and the Washington Nationals won a game he started for the first time since opening day by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Saturday.
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Simmons' sac fly snaps tie, ends Braves' four-game slide
Andrelton Simmons hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, then made an eye-popping play to start the ninth as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Monday night and ended their four-game losing streak.
|With Drew Storen out for the first three-and-a-half months of the 2012 season due to elbow surgery, Tyler Clippard finally got a chance to be the Nationals' closer. After two successful seasons as the team's setup man, Clippard fared well in the ninth inning role. In fact, he managed to remain as the Nationals' closer, even after Storen returned from the disabled list in July. However, Clippard imploded in September, raising his ERA from 2.73 to 3.72, and Storen took his job back for the final days of the season and the playoffs. Back in his familiar setup role for 2013, Clippard loses value since he won't provide saves, but he still has relevance in deep leagues due to his contributions in strikeouts and holds. (Updated 1/8/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/19/13||@ SD||4:10 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|5/20/13||@ SF||10:15 pm||Ryan Vogelsong|
|5/21/13||@ SF||10:15 pm||Matt Cain|
|5/22/13||@ SF||3:45 pm||Madison Bumgarner|
|5/24/13||PHI||7:05 pm||Kyle Kendrick|
|5/25/13||PHI||7:15 pm||Jonathan Pettibone|
|5/26/13||PHI||1:35 pm||Cole Hamels|
= probable start