Wire Taps: When Will The Washington Nationals' Tyler Clippard Pitch?

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 11: National League All-Star Tyler Clippard #36 of the Washington Nationals throws the ball during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Chase Field on July 11, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

• Programming Notes: Will the Washington Nationals' 2011 All-Star pitch in this year's Mid-Summer Classic? Will Clippard get to throw to American Leaguers on Tuesday night? Will NatsTown be watching their late-inning option on the national stage? Will he come out to the Fugees or the POTUS? It's all about 26-year-old right-hander Tyler Clippard tonight. He greets people at the door with a water gun in a bike helmet. He's an aspiring musician....uuhh...Game Time 8:00 pm EDT. Live from Arizona's Chase Field. It's on the TV...

• LINKS AND LINKS AND...

• "The memories of his dazzling debut as a starting pitcher in a New York Yankees uniform were fading. His future, pitching coach Steve McCatty told him, was as a reliever." - "Nats' Clippard set up to succeed" - Amanda Comak, Washington Times

• "'Setup guys are used differently than it was back then,' Clippard said. 'The way that we are used now, we get a better chance to prove how good we are." - "Nationals' Tyler Clippard traveled long road to All-Star Game" - Bill Ladson, nationals.com: News

• "'We weren't winning a lot of games, so I put so much pressure on myself to be perfect,' Hanrahan said." - "For Joel Hanrahan, road to All-Star Game began with exit from Washington" - Ben Goessling, MASNSports.com

• "Erick Cruz is learning to bat left-handed. He used to hit behind Bryce Harper for the SoCal Redwings, a traveling youth baseball team, so he knows the look of a beautiful left-handed swing." - "Harper draws inspiration from stricken teammate" - Jeff Passan, Yahoo! Sports

• "'That was frustrating for a while,' he said. 'I can remember having conversations with my agent on a daily basis. 'What's going on here? I'm better than half those guys!''" - "Nats' Clippard, ex-teammate Hanrahan surprise All-Stars" - Mark Zuckerman, NatsInsider.com

• "'There is a big part of me that is like, ‘What am I doing here?' kind of thing,' Clippard says." - "Clippard relishes role, ready for second half" - Craig Heist, WTOP.com

• "There is an understanding and an acceptance of their roles that plays into why they work so well as, what Clippard called, a 'one-two punch.'" - "Tyler Clippard moments and a few notes on All-Star Monday" - Amanda Comak, Washington Times

• "The former Nationals manager can barely walk 20 feet in a conference room without running into an old friend who used to coach with him, reporter who used to cover him or mentor who used to advise him." - "Two years after being fired by Nationals, Manny Acta on his way up" - Ben Goessling, MASNSports.com

• "Werth learned about Flood last season when he approached then-Phillies first-base coach Davey Lopes." - "SNYDER: Flood case set stage for free agency" - Deron Snyder, Washington Times

• "There is an understanding and an acceptance of their roles that plays into why they work so well as, what Clippard called, a 'one-two punch.'" - "Tyler Clippard moments and a few notes on All-Star Monday" - Amanda Comak, Washington Times

• "The second moment that made me feel like a kid watching the thing was Cano's performance in the final round..." - "Thoughts from the Home Run Derby" - Ben Goessling, MASNSports.com

• NATS MINOR LEAGUE UPDATES: 

• Class-A Auburn: "Manny Rodriguez, Richie Mirowski, and Alex Kreis combined to toss a shutout for Auburn, the third of the year for the Doubledays' pitching staff." - "Pitching Propels Doubledays to Series Win" - Auburn Doubledays News

Class-A Potomac: "Chien-Mien Wang is schedule to make his second rehab start with the Potomac Nationals on Wednesday at Pfitzner Stadium." - "Chien-Mein Wang Back at the Pfitz July 13th" - Potomac Nationals News

• Class-A Potomac: Destin Hood - 2 for 5, 2 RBI's, Eury Perez - 2 for 4, 1 BB, Potoman 11, Lynchburg 10 - Potomac Nationals Scoreboard

• Double-A Harrisburg: "Tim Pahuta hit a three-run home run in the fourth to give the Sens a 4-1 lead. Tyler Moore hit a two-run home run in the sixth extending the Sens lead to 6-1." - "Senators use long ball to gain split with Richmond" - Terry Byrom, Harrisburg Senators News

• "A Washington Nationals fan documents his journey to get Bryce Harper to sign the Mickey Mantle autographed ball that was passed down to him by his grandfather." - "Washington Nationals Fan Has Bryce Harper Sign His Grandfather’s Mickey Mantle Autographed Baseball & Documents His Journey" - Harpermania.com

• Triple-A Syracuse: Billy Baldwin to headline "Pink Cocktail Party" on July 20" - Syracuse Chiefs News

• "'It's how you perform. The fact he was drafted late ... that's awesome. That's what baseball is all about.'" - Double-A Harrisburg Skipper Tony Beasley on Brad Peacock - "Peacock spreads his wings" - Mark Zuckerman, NatsInsider.com

• "[Brad] Peacock is tentatively scheduled to pitch his first game for Syracuse on Saturday against Lehigh Valley." - "From Futures Game, Peacock heads to Triple-A" - Bill Ladson, All Nats All the Time

• "Tom Milone: He was named to the International League All-Star team, and his mid-season numbers back the selection up..." - "Nats Farm Report for Week Ending July 10" - Tyler Radecki, Nats News Network

• SHARKNATSTOWN: 

• "The longest three days of  the year have begun and Tyler and I are sitting at [home] wishing the Shark was participating in the Home Run Derby." - "California Tortilla Shark" - Sharkadina

NATSTOWN: 

• "With just 52 career games above Double-A prior to this season, it’s safe to say there were reasonable concerns about Danny Espinosa’s ability to be an effective player at the Major League Level this season." -"Five Biggest Surprises Of The Nationals' First Half" - Will Yoder, The Nats Blog

• "It ends with the romantic view from their balcony of the Capitol, and Clippard tells us he uses a telescope to spy on his neighbors as much as he uses it to look at the stars." - "Storen and Clippard Living in Harmony" - Keara Dowd, Win for Teddy

SHARKNATSTOWN?: 

• "Roy Halladay is like a shark. He's purposeful, with no wasted movement." - "Halladay likes this start better than '09" - Troy E. Renck, The Denver Post

NL EAST UPDATES: 

Marlins"The entire Sanchez family — parents, brother Remberto Jr., and wife Judy — boarded a flight from Miami to Phoenix on Sunday, to celebrate Gaby’s first All-Star selection." - "Florida Marlins’ Gaby Sanchez joined by supporting cast at All-Star Game" - Michelle Kaufmann, MiamiHerald.com

Mets"'I'm just entering into some controlled game situations,' Wright said. 'I've been taking batting practice outside and taking ground balls full-go.'" - "Wright talks about his injury and all-star experiences" - Jon Santucci, TCPalm.com

Braves: "Rookies are a big reason the Atlanta Braves take the NL's second-best record and the fourth-best mark in the majors into the All-Star break.'" - "Youth serving Braves Freeman, Heyward, others do share" - AP/The Clarion-Ledger

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