A few Washington Nationals pitchers made the day/night baseball/hockey doubleheader on Saturday. Tyler Clippard, Craig Stammen, and Drew Storen were spotted in a suite at Verizon Center during the Caps matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning following a loss of their own to the Atlanta Braves earlier that day. The Caps were up 5-1 at one point, but you'll never guess what happened.
Much like the Washington Nationals bullpen on Friday night against the Braves, the Capitals blew a huge lead and were forced into a 5-5 tie. But unlike the Nats the Caps ended up escaping with a huge overtime victory.
On Friday night the Nationals took a 4-1 lead into the 8th inning before the trio of Caps spectators took the mound. With Clippard, Storen, and Stammen toeing the rubber, the Braves scored 5 unanswered runs and shocked the Nats at home.
Looks like Clippard is having some fun. He's got 3 empties next to him and a full beer in hand...lol...I'd probably need a few beers to get over the last two losses to the Braves. I just hope Storen doesn't get too wasted from those 2 Sierra Mists.
Meanwhile, across town at RFK, Gio Gonzalez was at the DC United game.
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