Monday, September 19, 2005

Rocket Roger Vs. Jolly Roger

Tonight Roger Clemens pitches in Pittsburgh for the first time in a match up between Rocket Roger and The Jolly Roger.

Rocket Roger is 340-171 with a career 3.12 ERA, a .665 winning percentage. This season he's 12-7 with a 1.77 ERA.

Since 1984 (Rocket Roger's 1st season), the Jolly Roger is 1,620-1,859, a .466 winning percentage. This season, they're 61-88 with a team ERA of 4.47.

With the Astros having a 1.5 game lead in the wild-card and the Jolly Roger being 1 win away from elimination from the 100 loss season derby, the stakes will be high -- high enough for Rocket Roger to make the trip to Pittsburgh for the 1st time in 2 years. Pittsburgh is the last team Roger Clemens has faced on the road in his career.

This is the 1st September baseball game I've been excited for since the Yankees started winning again in 1995. My son and I were at Yankee Stadium when Clemens won 300 at Yankee Stadium and we'll be there tonight, Section 307, Row C, seats 10-11.

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