Clemens reaches milestone and eyes more!


New York (AP) -         When Roger Clemens took to the hill in the home opener for the New York Yankees; it marked his 500th career start in the CBL. 


Clemens was effective in his 500th start but got hurt by the long ball.  Clemens was relieved in the 8th innings with one out.  Clemens went 7 1/3 innings, yielding just 4 hits, walking two and striking out 6 Oakland hitters.  Two of the four hits given up by Clemens were of the long ball variety.  In what was a disappointing loss for Clemens, the rest of the year should hold many memorable moments.


In a dazzling career in the CBL that has spanned over 19 seasons and five different teams, Clemens is on the verge of recording his 5000th strikeout in the CBL.  Entering the year, Clemens was 83 strikeouts away and with 32 K’s in his first 5 starts, the Rocket could possibly eclipse the magical mark by the end of the first half of the season.    Clemens is also just nine complete games away from throwing 300 complete games in the CBL. 


Below are Clemens’ numbers through five starts this year.



                        W        L          GS       IP         H         R          ER       BB       K         HR

Clemens           2          3          5          37        33        18        17        14        32        6