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“I think I can remember saying to him [this offseason] that it wasn’t that bad of an outing,” said Tyler Clippard, who joined Storen on a trip to London after the season. “It was very much a chain of events that just happened, snowballed on him. And he made some good pitches when he needed to. They were really, at the end of the day, just better that night.

“I just think he needed to put that in perspective because those kind of outings happen and it just happened at a bad time. … Watching those games is more of a learning process. It kind of puts that in perspective a little to know if you were actually making good pitches or not and so you know what your mistakes were and then you kind of just move on and try to be better for it.”