(Photo of TV/MASN by Nationals Enquirer staff. Brad Hawpe hits a sac fly off of Tyler Clippard in the eighth inning, driving in the go-ahead run, under the icy gaze of a Hello Kitty doll sitting directly behind home plate all game.)
"I think he's had too many days off, lately."
(Jim Riggleman, via Nationals.com, 5/16/2010)
"I needed the rest. I was pitching a lot. I felt really good today. When you are in a tied ballgame, you can't let the leadoff guy on. That's what I did today. It happens."
(Tyler Clippard, via Nationals.com, 5/16/2010)
Rest, Clip n' Lose.
But seriously, where's the offense?
Tyler Clippard blows a chance for win #8; enables Nationals first 3-game losing streak of 2010 with shaky 8th.
That Hello Kitty doll sitting behind home plate all game was a little distracting.