Clemens’ next start: Sept. 7th
I’m not sure if Roger Clemens is all that serious about his comeback at this point, because pitching every two weeks surely isn’t a good schedule for a starting pitcher.
That would be nearly a full two weeks since his first start on Saturday, Aug. 25 against Bridgeport, when he held the Bluefish scoreless in 3.1 innings of work at a sold-out Constellation Field. He gave up just one hit and struck out two, topping out at 88mph.
However, the Skeeters have yet to confirm anything (at least at the time of this posting, which is 9:58 p.m. on Aug. 29). Skeeters’ GM Matt O’Brien (and former Revs’ GM) told Fox 26 that he is not in a position to confirm anything at this point.
I tried tracking down O’Brien myself Wednesday but a voicemail was not returned. A text message from Skeeters’ baseball operations guy Michael Kirk (and former Revs’ baseball ops guy) was not returned, either.
The Skeeters are scheduled to face the Long Island Ducks in Sugar Land the night of Sept. 7th. , just a day after the Skeeters play the Revolution in York. It definitely appears Clemens will only pitch in Sugar Land this season. Still, at this rate – pitching once every two weeks – he’s on pace to make his third start somewhere around Sept. 21/22, when Sugar Land will host York.