Is Roger Clemens Eyeing a Return Against the Pittsburgh Pirates?


September 07, 2012; Sugar Land, TX, USA; Sugar Land Skeeters pitcher

Roger Clemens

(21) reacts between pitches in the third inning against the Long Island Ducks at Constellation Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

Roger Clemens wants some Major League action.  Clemens was clocked at 88 miles per hour in his most recent pitching appearance for the Sugar Land Skeeters.  If you watched the interview on ESPN, it’s pretty easy to see Clemens wants back in the game.  Here is a quote:

"I can tell you right now and they would know too, that if I was going to go do it, I am going to pitch against a contender, that’s who I want to knock out. …  I’ll crank it up and get it over 90 for a contender. We’ll knock them right out of the playoffs. That would be the fun. Pitching against somebody that’s not in contention wouldn’t be any fun for me.  It’s not going to happen.  Roger Clemens"

Clemens could jump on board with the Houston Astros who have had scouts at each of his recent outings for the Skeeters.  So we have to think two contenders that could be in his sights right now are the Pittsburgh Pirates or St. Louis Cardinals.   Well, we should clarify, if the schedule were to speed up a little bit, the Bucs and Cards would be contenders.  Both teams are playing like shit currently.

Roger will only pitch in Houston.  Looking at the Houston schedule, the Pirates are in Houston for a weekend series on September 21-23.

It would only fitting for this Pittsburgh Pirates club.  Think about some of the talented performances underdog pitchers have spun at the Bucs this season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost to a pitcher that spent time in the Mexican League this season.  Yeh a real life  Kenny Powers  man.

The Pittsburgh Pirates got four-hit by Andrew  Werner, the San Diego Padres lefty that went seven innings in his Major League debut against the Battling Bucs.  Werner was pitching against the Washington Wild Things as recently as two years ago.

49-year old Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer didn’t throw a pitch over 79 miles per hour for the Rockies and was in line for a victory over the Pirates.  Moyer allowed just one run over six innings.

So if the Pirates can somehow stay in the playoff race for a couple more weeks, it would cool to see Roger Clemens make a comeback.  We’re  actually looking forward to it.

This is the ESPN story talking about the mixed messages Clemens is sending in regard to a comeback.