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Clemens to stick with Skeeters for one more start

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Roger Clemens

The party goes on: Roger Clemens will stay with the Sugar Land Skeeters (independent; Atlantic League) and travel with the team to York before starting at home Sept. 7.

Clemens, 50, will face the Long Island Ducks at Constellation Field in Sugar Land on September 7. The right-hander pitched his first professional game in five years on August 25, pitching three and a third scoreless innings against the Bridgeport Bluefish. He allowed only a single to Bluefish center fielder James Simmons and struck out two, both in the first inning. Clemens threw 37 pitches, 24 for strikes, while working to 11 batters. 

“My first start with the Skeeters was a great deal of fun. There was lots of excitement in the air. I am looking forward to doing it again on Friday, September 7.  Stay tuned, I might have a few more surprises to come with the Skeeters.” said Clemens.

“We’re having fun,” said Skeeters President Matt O’Brien.  “Our inaugural season has been wildly successful already.  Having Roger on the club has been nothing short of outstanding for the players, the fans, the Atlantic League and the Skeeters.” 

Image courtesy of the Sugar Land Skeeters.

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