(SUGAR LAND, Texas) — In front of a packed house, Roger Clemens made his second start for the Sugar Land Skeeters and he didn’t disappoint those in attendance.
The 50-year old Clemens pitched 4 2-3 scoreless innings for the Skeeters. The former Cy Young Award winner allowed just two hits, struck out one batter, and even picked up the win. Clemens threw 54 pitches, and at one point he hit 88 mph with his fastball.
Despite the effort, Clemens still isn’t sure this will translate into a Major League comeback.
“I would have to get ready,” Clemens added. “It would be fun. There’s no reason why I couldn’t do it next year.”
Even though Clemens was pleased with how he pitched, the game was especially memorable for him because his catcher was none other than his son, Koby Clemens.
“There’s not many words that can describe the opportunity and special moment this really was,” Koby Clemens said. “For me it’s the most unreal thing I could have done.”
The Houston Astros have said they’d be open to bringing back Clemens as early as this season.
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