WASHINGTON -- Dodgers skipper Joe Torre managed Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard when they were with the Yankees in 2007. That year, Clippard started in six games for New York and gave up 19 runs in 27 innings.
Now, Clippard is arguably the Nats' best reliever, and Torre believes Clippard has found the role best suited for him.
"Experience," said Torre when asked why Clippard has enjoyed so much success with the Nationals. "You realize it takes time to develop your skills."