He pitched again 2 days ago. He's up to 88 mph now. His shipment must have come in.
Clemens pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings in his first start for Sugar Land of the independent Atlantic League, and didn't allow a run in 4 2/3 innings in his second start Friday.
From the Astro's owner, Jim Crane:
"Crane said he would not pitch the seven-time Cy Young Award winner against a contender, which leaves this week as the only option.
But Clemens said Monday night the only way he would pitch this season was against a team in contention.
"I can tell you right now and they would know too, that if I was going to go do it, I am going to pitch against a contender, that's who I want to knock out," Clemens told Houston television station KRIV. "Why would I want to waste my time running around and getting in shape. I get over to Minute Maid (Park), I'll crank it up and get it over 90 for a contender. We'll knock them right out of the playoffs. That would be the fun. Pitching against somebody that's not in contention wouldn't be any fun for me."
"It's not going to happen."