Friday, September 29, 2006

Atlanta, The Last Stop On The Clemens Farewell Tour?

One thing that has become a bit lost in all of the hype surrounding Houston's late season surge is that Friday's game against the Braves could be Roger Clemens last one. He waited until almost June to join the Astros this year, and has said that he's undecided on whether or not he will return in 2007.

Though for The Rocket, "undecided" means "I'll see what kind of starting piching arrangements and multi-million dollar contracts are avilable before I decide to pack it in for good".

Clemens hasn't pitched very well against the Braves in the past, going 0-2 with a 3.71 ERA in the five times he's faced them. Though, he did pick up the win last year in Game 4 of the NLCS(Houston won 3-1) against the Braves, after it had stretched to 18 innings.

It seems somewhat fitting that a player of Clemens' involved in a late season run like the '06 Astros have put together. Though, I'm sure Tony LaRussa would much rather see Clemens flapping his wings and clucking like a chicken as he approaches the mound.

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