• by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Mets closer Tyler Clippard notches 18th save of the season

    Mets closer Tyler Clippard closed out the ninth inning of his team's win over the Nationals on Sunday with ease. Clippard gave up one hit, but then put away Washington to pick up his 18th save of the season. He has a 2.55 ERA in 42 1/3 innings of relief.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mets RP Tyler Clippard gets into first game with new team Tuesday

    Mets reliever Tyler Clippard pitched in his first game with his new team on Tuesday. The right-hander worked a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit, to close out the 4-0 victory over the Padres. The Mets were prepared to go with Jeurys Familia in the ninth, but the Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth, removing the chance for a save. So manager Terry Collins opted to get Clippard's feet wet instead.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Athletics deal closer Tyler Clippard to Mets for pitching prospect

    The Athletics have announced that they have dispatched closer Tyler Clippard to the Mets for top pitching prospect Casey Meisner. It remains to be seen if Clippard keeps that role in the Big Apple. Jeurys Familia has blown his last two save opportunities for the Mets, but he is still 27 of 31 in shutting down opponents and owns a fine 1.70 ERA. The 30-year-old Clippard has been a bit less effective with Oakland. He has converted 17 of 21 save chances and has a mediocre 2.79 ERA. Meisner has been promoted from Class A to Class A Advanced this season. He is 3-2 with a 2.83 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 35 innings in his latest stint.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Mets, Nationals among teams interested in A's Tyler Clippard

    The Mets and Nationals are among a few teams considering a trade for Athletics closer Tyler Clippard, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Both teams would consider Clippard for a setup role. The Yankees have also been tied to Clippard, but there is no evidence they are involved at the moment, per Heyman.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Athletics RP Tyler Clippard fails to convert save Wednesday

    Athletics pitcher Tyler Clippard had trouble with his control during Wednesday's appearance, which led to him blowing the save in the 4-3 win over the Blue Jays. Clippard entered in the ninth inning with a one-run lead, but he walked three batters and gave up one hit, which led to the tying run. It was his fourth blown save this season, but the A's won the game in the 10th inning.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Athletics closer Tyler Clippard lights-out in securing win Saturday

    Bob Melvin is unafraid to summon Athletics closer Tyler Clippard in the eighth inning to squelch rallies and begin the save process. Such was the case Saturday night in Cleveland, when Clippard retired Giovanny Urshela to end the eighth and nailed it down with a 1-2-3 ninth for his 17th save of the season. Clippard has not allowed a run or hit in his last six appearances.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Athletics' Tyler Clippard picks up 17th save

    Athletics closer Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless tenth inning to protect a one-run lead against the Yankees on Tuesday. Clippard didn't allow a hit, but he walked two batters, the most he's given up since May 26. He struck out one and converted his seventh save opportunity in a row. Clippard now has 17 saves on the year. He has not allowed a run or hit in his last five outings.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    A's RP Tyler Clippard works scoreless ninth for 15th save Saturday

    Athletics closer Tyler Clippard picked up his 15th save of the season in the 2-0 win over the Mariners on Saturday. The right-hander worked around a two-out walk to preserve the shutout for Kendall Graveman. Clippard is now 15-for-16 in save opportunities this season, and he has not allowed a run in his last nine appearances.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    A's P Tyler Clippard strikes out two and picks up save

    Athletics pitcher Tyler Clippard earned his 14th save of the season in Wednesday night's 4-1 win over the Rockies. Clippard entered the game in the eighth inning and went 1 1/3 innings. Clippard didn't allow a hit and struck out two batters. He now has an ERA of 2.67 this season.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Athletics RP Tyler Clippard notches 13th save of the season

    Athletics relief pitcher Tyler Clippard closed out the ninth inning against the Rangers with ease and earned his 13th save of the season. Clippard needed just 15 pitches to close out the side in the ninth. He didn't give up any hits, nor did he allow a walk. Clippard (1-3) has a 2.87 ERA with 29 strikeouts and 14 walks in 31 1/3 innings this season.