August 7, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Yankees are really on a roll as of late as they have done what most of us thought was out of the question for this season. The Yankees are right in the wildcard chase now and just a month or so ago no one thought they would be where they are now. With A-Rod getting his 500th career homerun out of the way the focus will be all about winning games and the distraction of the 500th homerun is now behind. Not to say the Yankees werent focusing on winning but anytime a player is close to a milestone like that their is going to be that extra something hanging over and 500 homeruns is a great milestone. The Yankees are sending the vetaran Roger Clemens to the mound tonight to face the Blue Jays. Clemens who has been rattled lately is 3-5 with a 4.23 era. Clemens will need to put together a solid performance tonight to help lead the Yankees over the Blue Jays in Toronto. The Blue Jays will be sending Josh Towers to the mound. Towers is 5-8 with a 5.17 era so far this season. Tonight should be a good game as lastnight was decided by just 1 run as the Yankees won 5-4. Look or excitement in this game tonight!
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 18, 2007 § Leave a comment
I chose this as my match up of the day. It was close though becuase I still like the interesting match up of Andrew Miller of Detroit and Johan Santana of the Twins going at it tonight. But I am interested to see how Clemens will rebound tonight in the Bronx. Clemens was rocked pretty good in his last outing against Tampa Bay. The Yankees were really hoping he would be a major key to helping them turn around their season but despite having a couple good outings recently he has a 2-4 record with a 4.20 era. This should be a very good game and lots of people are going to be looking to see how Clemens will do after a not so impressive outing last time out. As for the Blue Jays they will be sending Shaun Marcum to the hill. Marcum sports a 5-3 record with a 3.68 era. Marcum has 74 strike outs in 88 innings pitched. This is game 3 of the 4 game series. The Yankees have won their last 4 in a row.