May 7, 2007

He’s back…

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

The Yankees found a remedy to their much maligned pitching staff yesterday by signing Roger Clemens to a pro-rated one-year, $28 million contract. Clemens announced his return during the seventh inning stretch at the Yankees-Mariners game to a much delighted crowd. While the Rocket does turn 45 years old during this season, he’s still considered one of, if not the best pitcher in baseball. After spending two seasons in Houston with little to no run support, the Yanks shouldn’t have any problems putting runs on the board and keeping him happy. It only remains to be seen if Clemens can keep up his form against the AL’s hitters.

Yesterday also had some primo performances for a lazy Sunday.
Darrell Rasner, one of the Yankee’s prospects who’s being forced to step in due to all of the injury problem affecting the Bronx Bombers, only allowed 3 hits to the Mariners en route to a shutout he shared with four other relievers.

Jake Peavy, San Diego’s finest tossed a gem and only allowed one Marlin hit over seven innings while striking out 10. This guy is one of the best young arms in baseball and is just going to get better every start. He should be getting a lot of pub for the Cy Young race later this year.

Prince Fielder, son of Cecil, connected for two homers yesterday while going 3-for-4 total. He drove in three runs and also scored three in Milwaukee’s 6-4 triumph over Pittsburgh. Somehow, the Brewers have turned around their franchise from being a joke to having the best record in all of baseball. With the win, they’re now 11 games over the .500 mark for the first time since 1992. This is a good year to be Brew-crew fan.

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