Wednesday, May 9, 2007

More on Clemens

The first part of Roger Clemens' tune-up schedule is reportedly set. He'll report to the Yankees' minor league complex on Monday and throw in the bullpen on Tuesday.

The Yankees aren't committing to anything more than that at this point. If they decide he is ready to pitch in an actual game after that bullpen session, the rest of his schedule could unfold like this (and please remember that this is just an educated guess):

May 17, 18, or 19: Start for High-A Tampa at Legends Field
May 22, 23, or 24: Start for the Double-A Thunder at Waterfront Park vs. Portland (the game on the 24th is at 11:05 a.m., so don't count on that one)
May 27, 28, or 29: Start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at PNC Field
June 1, 2, or 3: Return to the major leagues at Fenway Park (as if the Yankees just being in town wasn't enough to get Red Sox nation riled up)

So it looks like it will come down to that bullpen session on Tuesday. If he's ready to go in a game after that, the Thunder can start to make their plans for a Rocket Landing.

1 comment:

victor said...

there is no way that the yankees are going to make rocket clemens pitch his first start at fenway park. how could u even think that? torre went way out of his way to make sure clemens didn't pitch at fenway park when he used to be on the yankees. now you think hes going to go way out of his way to make sure clemens first game back is at a place where hell be booed.