June 11, 2007

In His Next Start, Meet The Mets

Anthony Rieber at Newsday, writes about Roger Clemens and his next start against the Mets (we can never forget):

Seven years have passed since Clemens and Mike Piazza had their celebrated confrontations during the 2000 season and World Series.

Randolph was a Yankees coach at the time.

David Wright was in high school.

Mets outfielder Carlos Gomez was 14.

Clemens-Piazza is not really relevant now. But at least the fans will have fun with it. As will some of the players.

"It's always fun to compete against some of the best out there, and obviously he's one of the best," Wright said. "It's going to be fun. It'll be a good story to tell my friends one day that I got to face one of the best ever.

"Clemens, who is one win away from his 350th career, has not pitched against the Mets since April 13, 2005, when he was with the Astros. Wright was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts against him as Clemens threw seven shutout innings at Shea Stadium in a game the Mets won in 11 innings, 1-0.Lifetime, Clemens is 3-5 with a 5.09 ERA against the Mets in 10 regular-season starts.

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