Clippard takes over in the 8th, strikes out the side

In the seventh, Jordan Zimmermann struck out all three Cardinals he faced.

In Davey Johnson's infinite wisdom, he pulled Zimmermann in favor of Tyler Clippard.

Clippard struck out Carlos Beltran.
Clippard struck out Matt Holliday.
Clippard str-

Nope, he didn't strike out Allen Craig. He walked him. And to be honest, the third strike to Holliday was probably six inches outside, and Jim Joyce just missed it. Nevertheless, with Craig on first base,

Clippard struck out Yadier Molina.

The Cardinals struck out only twice in six innings against Ross Detwiler. But now the big boys are pitching, and they've struck out six times in two innings.

We're on to the bottom of the eighth, and it's still Cardinals 1, Nationals 1.

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