After today, Tyler Clippard now has 16 relief appearances and 23.2 innings pitched on the season. There are pitchers in the league with more relief appearances (the Mets' Fernando Nieve leads the league with a whopping 20), but no other pitcher has thrown as many relief innings. Of all the pitchers with 16 or more relief appearances this season, only Robinson Tejeda of the Royals and Matt Capps are averaging more than an inning per appearance. And with only two low-leverage appearances, Clippard is pitching in almost exclusively higher pressure situations.Make no mistake, Clippard has gotten very good outcomes, making it hard to blame Riggleman for riding the hot hand. He's striking out 31% of batters faced (more than Neftali Feliz or Mariano Rivera, to cherry-pick two examples), which...

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