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That’s how Jackson wants Clippard to think about it as well, especially with just 12 games left and the Nationals‘ magic number at seven to clinch the National League East.

“He’s been doing great all year. It’s just one of those things where sometimes you have rough stretches. We’ve all had them at some point or another,” Jackson said. “You just kind of have to keep your head up and stay strong. And I told him that I definitely know how he feels. …”

“You just kind of have to shake it off and have a short term memory.”