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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Preview: The Rocket's Return

Just call me Bob Swerski. In his glorious return to Minute Maid Park, watch for the following line in tomorrow's Chronicle:

Clemens (W, 1-0)--6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

Don't say I didn't warn you. As excited as I am about seeing the Rocket's first game back (and yes, I will be there, with trusty Coors Light by my side), tonight's game has been rendered infinitely more awesome by the fact that the Twins are rolling Francisco Liriano out there. If you haven't seen this kid pitch, you're in for a treat tonight. He's arguably the best young pitcher in the game, and it will be beyond cool to see the best pitcher of our generation (and possibly any generation) take on someone with stuff that's every bit as electric. The Juicebox will be rocking tonight.

Some good reads regarding the Return of the Rocket:

Richard Justice - Houston Chronicle - column describing his take on the Return
David Barron - Houston Chronicle - great piece about the Rocket's day with a 15 year-old leukemia patient
Jason Williams - St. Paul Pioneer Press - previews the changing of the guard featured tonight
Mel Antonen - USA Today - previews the Rocket's return and the Astros' plight
Dave Sheinen - Washington Post - the Rocket doesn't even have to wait in traffic anymore?


Blogger Scott said...

Rocket: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 4 K

Twins win 4-0.

It's going to take Rocket about three starts, and then I fully expect him to run off a string of spectacular outings.

Thu Jun 22, 02:38:00 PM  
Blogger Ted Bosquez said...

Rocket: 6IP, 4H, 1R, 3BB, 6Ks

Twins win 1-0 in a loss painfully similar to last year's frustrations with the Rocket on the mound!

Thu Jun 22, 03:06:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

The final line:

Clemens (L, 0-1): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.

Fri Jun 23, 05:21:00 PM  

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