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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Perhaps I Should Re-Do My Poll?

If I did, the new question might be:

What will happen first? June will arrive? Or Tyler Clippard will have a sub .500 record?

Jeez, Louise. My bad. I write about the guy and it all turns to poo. He think he's Brian Bruney all of a sudden? Three walks in the eighth tonight?

Let's hope it is temporary. Let me also try to rationalize rather than cry myself to sleep. I would have taken 20-20 at this point.

Just not after starting 20-15.


bdrube said...

I was there to see Clippard pitch the last home date on that Sunday in which he gave up the tying run before the Nats rallied to win against the Marlins. He literally did not look like the same guy who I saw mow down the opposition in two different games during the previous homestand. Not only were his pitches not as sharp, he was taking MUCH longer between pitches.

I hate to think that he was burned out that quickly, but I can't think what else it might be.

MikeHarris said...

Well, the Nats do have a new eighth-inning option on the roster. How long before Storen is in that role?
No knock on Storen, of course, I just hate to see it for Clippard's sake. I don't think any of us expected him to continue at that lights out pace but this drop is not what I expected, either.
You are right, he just doesn't look the same (except the glasses are still cool)