Saturday, May 26, 2007

Rocket launch in Moosic


I may never get a ticket to PNC Field. I was hoping to go Monday but forget it now.
CV: Roger Clemens will pitch for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees on Monday against the Toldeo Mud Hens. Clemens, who will be making his third minor-league start on his way to joining the New York Yankees, will take the mound at 5 p.m. at PNC Field.
I'm actually amused by this whole Roger is going to save us nonsense being mouthed by the Bomber fans. After tonight the Yanks are 4 games under .500 and 10 1/2 games behind the Red Sox. He might get 20 starts when he is back and NY could hope to win half of them. $18 million for 10 wins, what a bargain.
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Phillies update: Philadelphia actually won a game comfortably tonight by 8-3. Jamie Moyer won his 5th game with his first win over the Braves in 20 years. Ryan Howard made a nice return with a 2 RBI hit in the 8th and a circus play at first that got an out. And Mike Zagurski made his Major League debut pitching a perfect inning. But the Mets won.

5 comments:

David Yonki said...

Gort, I was driving up 81 to get tickets today. Then they said $25.00 for bullpen standing seats and $15.00 for sro seats. So I started to slow down. Then I heard it was going to be on ESPN and took the Avoca exit and headed back home. I had a tinge of regret but then when I heard the crazies were going to start camping out a Cinemark the night before to view "The Rocket" from the hinterlands, I totally felt at ease. Seeing a legend might have been fun but not at this cost. I've met many pitching heroes of my youth, Bunning, Lolich, Maracial, Koufax, Bob Gibson (even though he scowled at me) Ford and the late Don Drysdale, Tug McGraw, Bob Lemon, Chris Short and Early Wynn. That's more than enough for any guy. I'll be drinking a cold TAB in front of the tube watching it. Your Phils are maintaing which is good.

Jennifer said...

I go back and forth on the whole Clemens thing. If he wants to pitch, then pitch the whole season - spring training and all. On the other hand, if he can get someone to pay him $1 million/game, good for him. As a former sports anchor one told me, you're worth whatever someone will pay you. I hear there's some other guy - Perceval? - thinking of doing the same thing, and the Phillies are reportedly interested. Yikes! I saw Zagurski's inning Friday night, and I liked what I saw. Maybe he can be the closer. Alfonseca scares me.

Anonymous said...

Clemens is not the messiah, his Yanks are 11 1/2 back now and while he makes up his mind to bring his weak fastball back up to the bigs, I shall sit here salivating while I watch what the Sox do to him. In the end this might be the greatest thing he has ever done for the Sox, make George look like a fool while he finishes 7-5 with a 4. something e.r.a

Gort said...

I was at the stadium a few years back when Schilling made a rehab start. He gave up 3 runs in 5 innings then held a press conference while the game was going on then left before it was over.

I agree that if Clemens wants to pitch he should do it the right way. The interest in Percival just shows how desperate they are for a solid reliever. Zagurski has impressed in first two appearances but you don't take a kid from AA and make him the closer. But then again you don't do that with your opening day starter.

David Yonki said...

I was at the stadium a few years back when Schilling made a rehab start. He gave up 3 runs in 5 innings then held a press conference while the game was going on then left before it was over.

Gort: I was at that game. And while it was cool to see him there, you got the impression he was mailing it in.