Roger Clemens made his return to professional baseball Saturday night, and the 50-year-old right-hander didn’t look all that out of place at all. Clemens lasted three and a third innings, allowing only one hit and no walks while striking out two as the independent Sugar Land Skeeters went on to beat the Bridgeport Bluefish by a score of 1-0.
While anything short of his five decade old arm separating itself from his shoulder and seeing his flesh, bones and sinews hurtling toward an opposing batter would’ve likely been deemed a success, Clemens reached as high as 88 miles per hour with his fastball before he made his exit in the fourth inning to a standing ovation from the sold out crowd at Constellation Field. He intends to see how his body responds to last night’s outing before deciding on what happens next.
As we’ve already discussed, that next step could include involvement at the Major League level, where Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is seemingly waiting with open arms.