August 3, 2007 § Leave a comment
Are the Yankees really getting what they had hoped for with bringing Roger Clemens back to New York for one more season? I have had my doubts. But first let me say that I have always been a fan of Clemens and I do beleive he is one of the greatest pitchers in Major League history. Clemens currently has 351 wins and 4,647 strike outs in his hall of fame career. I just question if he can have a good strong winning season anymore like Clemens is known for. The pressure of even being a New York Yankee and pitching in New York is enough to really ride on someone and maybe even tough for a veteran like Clemens. Clemens last outting which was yesterday against the White Sox, he only lasted 1.2 innings in which he gave up 9 hits and 3 earned runs and no strike outs. The no strike outs is a big one for someone who is known for striking batters out and when you think of a pitcher lasting just 1.2 innings Roger Clemens would not even come to mind. Now I know everyone has their good days and their bad days. We will just have to wait and see if the Yankees exspensive 44 year old will work out the way the Yankees hope for. Currently this season Clemens is 3-5 with a 4.23 era. Last season in Houston Clemens finished the season 7-6 with a 2.30 era. Clemens is a hall of famer no question their but like ive said before I along with many others just question if he can still be succesful like he has always been known to be.
July 25, 2007 § 1 Comment
The Tigers will be looking to really bounce back tonight against the White Sox after losing both games to the Sox in yesterdays double header. The Tigers will send the veteran Kenny Rogers to the mound tonight to try and shut down the Sox. Rogers is 3-2 this season with a 3.77 era. Heading to the mound for the White Sox is Jose Contreras. Contreras is 5-12 with a 5.76 era. I beleive tonight is the night that the Tigers do bounce back and get their offense to click on all cylinders again. Curtis Granderson is swinging a hot bat right now so I look for him to have a big day at the plate. Jim Thome went 2-2 and 2-3 in yesterdays double header for the White Sox. Tonights game should be good but I do look for the Tigers to get back on the winning edge with tonights game.