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Offline Slumpbuster

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Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Topic Start: September 20, 2012, 10:30:58 PM »
It's time for Drew Storen to resume his role as closer and send Clippard back to the set up role he so excelled at. Storen just has too much stuff over Clip now that it appears he is fully healthy.....better heater, better control I think and his newly perfected sinker is dynamite.
Clip has gotten into trouble with his high fastball and walks. He did a great job filling but I think it's time to swap them and I think Davey knows it.

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Re: Drew back to permanent closer
« Reply #1: September 20, 2012, 10:32:07 PM »
Please change title to reflect wishful thinking of the original poster.

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Re: Drew back to permanent closer
« Reply #2: September 20, 2012, 10:34:51 PM »
But Jesus Christ really - don't you think Davy Johnson is smart enough and  can make this decision without your BS Slumpbuster ?

It's time for Drew Storen to resume his role as closer and send Clippard back to the set up role he so excelled at. Storen just has too much stuff over Clip now that it appears he is fully healthy.....better heater, better control I think and his newly perfected sinker is dynamite.
Clip has gotten into trouble with his high fastball and walks. He did a great job filling but I think it's time to swap them and I think Davey knows it.


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Re: Drew back to permanent closer
« Reply #3: September 20, 2012, 10:53:05 PM »
Misleading thread title is misleading.

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #4: September 20, 2012, 10:58:14 PM »
Please change title to reflect wishful thinking of the original poster.

Misleading thread title is misleading.

Agreed, and fixed.

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #5: September 20, 2012, 11:01:24 PM »
better question, was Storen's arrival the turning point for this franchise?   It seems like it has been all upward motion since he got here as the first of the "kids."

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #6: September 21, 2012, 03:01:33 AM »
Clip just seems to have no confidence...talking to himself and falling off to his left of the mound. Not sure if it's the pressure of a playoff run or if he's just loosing his stuff.

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #7: September 21, 2012, 03:13:57 AM »
I think, at their best, I'd rather have Storen as closer over Clippard. I just don't know if Storen has his consistency and health completely back yet, that's not something I think I'd be privy to. Clippard's a great pitcher, no doubt, but he makes things a little too interesting too often for my liking; At least more than I think Storen would.

What with Storen being out so long and Clippard doing well as closer though, I think the current setup is what we'll stick with through this season, barring an HRod-esque meltdown from the Clip.

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #8: September 21, 2012, 08:50:25 AM »
Yes.

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #9: September 21, 2012, 12:19:18 PM »
I just have a gut feeling that it would be very wise to move Storen back to closer and move Clippard back to the 8th inning.  Storen looks very strong now.  I do not mean to demean Clippard in any way.  Just feel it would be best for the ballclub.  I suspect Davey might be weighing the same decision.

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #10: September 21, 2012, 01:00:20 PM »
I just have a gut feeling that it would be very wise to move Storen back to closer and move Clippard back to the 8th inning.  Storen looks very strong now.  I do not mean to demean Clippard in any way.  Just feel it would be best for the ballclub.  I suspect Davey might be weighing the same decision.
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I'm thinking along those same lines. :thumbs:


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Re: Drew back to permanent closer
« Reply #12: September 21, 2012, 02:39:25 PM »
But Jesus Christ really - don't you think Davy Johnson is smart enough and  can make this decision without your BS Slumpbuster ?

Math guy, there called opinion's. That's what I thought we did on this board. What's an opinion to me might be bullcrap to you but that's ok.

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #13: September 21, 2012, 02:40:37 PM »
Sean Burnett is the reliever I have lost the most faith in, followed closely by Mattheus (which I hate to do, because I'm a big Katy Perry fan)

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #14: September 21, 2012, 03:40:01 PM »
Yes. Yes please.

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #15: September 21, 2012, 03:49:48 PM »
Sean Burnett is the reliever I have lost the most faith in, followed closely by Mattheus (which I hate to do, because I'm a big Katy Perry fan)

I don't know if it's been mentioned here or not, but have you seen the guy who sits ground-level along the first-base line during most Nats games? Apparently he's a season ticket holder who often gets up and dances while music is playing during the game, and when Mattheus comes out to Firework he has his own little routine that's hilarious if not a little freaky. Also he wears a single glove on his hand like Michael Jackson.

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #16: September 21, 2012, 04:45:31 PM »
I don't know if it's been mentioned here or not, but have you seen the guy who sits ground-level along the first-base line during most Nats games? Apparently he's a season ticket holder who often gets up and dances while music is playing during the game, and when Mattheus comes out to Firework he has his own little routine that's hilarious if not a little freaky. Also he wears a single glove on his hand like Michael Jackson.

Oh, yes. His name is Tripp something or other. Really.

Dude is weird but harmless. I don't get people who dress up for games.

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #17: September 21, 2012, 09:25:20 PM »
Davey doesn't think so. Tyler Clippard warming up for the ninth

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #18: September 21, 2012, 09:44:12 PM »
Should this even be a discussion?

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #19: September 21, 2012, 09:49:43 PM »
Yes. Holy crap.

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #20: September 21, 2012, 09:55:05 PM »
I think it's obvious.

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #21: September 21, 2012, 09:56:43 PM »
I think it's obvious.

To everyone except Davey

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #22: September 21, 2012, 09:57:17 PM »
You need 2 closers but Clip needs to get his form back.  While Drew HAS his form back.  Drew as Primary!

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #23: September 21, 2012, 09:57:47 PM »
Clippard has been awful since the All Star break. 1.281 WHIP 4.85 ERA since the All-Star break, not including tonight. The six home runs he's given up are all since the All Star break.

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Re: Should Drew move back to permanent closer?
« Reply #24: September 21, 2012, 10:01:19 PM »
To everyone except Davey

Maybe tonights performance...on the heels of Tyler's Wednesday nightcap failure...will open his eyes.

Damned shame...