9/14 Linescore of the Day – Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens, Houston Astros

6 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (Win)

Rocket allowed only 1 run in six and a third innings.  That’s not news.  He’s been pitching like that all season.  What was different was that he did it hours after his mother passed away.  Bess Clemens passed away that morning. 

Even more unusual, the Astros actually gave Clemens some support.  Not much.  But some.  Clemens left with a 3-1 lead.  True to their nature all year, the Astro offense ironically waited till Clemens left the game before their offense exploded for 7 more runs.

Not to look a gift horse in the mouth (they did give him the lead, after all), but geez how hard would it be for once, to give the Rocket some substantial run support?  While he’s pitching?

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