A fan favorite, Tyler Clippard was phenomenal for the Nats. He made two all-star appearances with the team. He posted a 2.68 ERA while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings in his tenure in D.C.
His 32 saves in 2012 ranked tied for seventh in the NL.
In the postseason with Washington (2012 and 2014), Clippard allowed one earned run in six innings while striking out seven.
His time away from the Nationals, which began after the team traded him away in 2015, has been filled with ups and downs. The downs have been especially ugly.
He bounced around the league, playing for six different teams in three years. He only chose to play for one of those teams – the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2016 offseason. Each other time, Clippard was sent elsewhere via trade.
Clippard’s best effort came as a New York Met. In 32 appearances in 2016, Clippard posted a 3.06 ERA and a WHIP of 1.05.
After all the turnover and traveling, Clippard finally sat on top of the baseball world in 2017. After the White Sox traded him to the Houston Astros, Clippard “helped” the Astros win the World Series.
Clippard only pitched in 16 games for the club, none in the postseason, and posted a 6.43 ERA in 14 innings.