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Report: Roger Clemens could start for Astros on Sept. 12

Aug 30, 2012, 6:39 PM EDT

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That the Astros will watch Roger Clemens’ second outing for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters on Sept. 7 was a given, and’s Danny Knobler says there is “strong speculation in baseball” that Clemens will then pitch for the Astros five days later.

That’d be Sept. 12 against the Cubs, baseball’s second worst team since the All-Star break. The Astros, at 8-47 in their last 55 games, are pretty well locked into the 30th spot on any sort of power rankings one could dream up.

The 50-year-old Clemens pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings last Saturday in his first start for the Skeeters. He announced last night that he’d make his second outing Sept. 7 on 12 days’ rest.

For what it’s worth, given the schedule, it sure seems like Clemens is on his own timetable and not Houston’s. While the Astros are at home on Sept. 12, he’d only seem to be in position to make one additional start in Houston by debuting then. If he bumped that up to Sept. 10 or 11 instead, he’d have been in a position to make three or maybe even four home starts for the Astros before the season ended.

  1. randygnyc - Aug 31, 2012 at 2:22 AM

    Hmm. I got my numbers from an iPad app @ baseballmobile. They’ve been off before si I suspected my numbers weren’t accurate. Going to have to find an alternative.

  2. jpat2424 - Aug 31, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Disappear D Bag

  3. test2402 - Aug 31, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    What a looser this guy is. Freaking guy in the shop.

    • phila1818 - Aug 31, 2012 at 5:10 PM

      L-O-O-S-E-R is the opposite of tighter. L-O-S-E-R is a grown up who can’t spell LOSER correctly.

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