On Monday, September 3, 2012, the York Revolution hosted the Sugar Land Skeeters at Sovereign Bank Stadium in York, Pennsylvania, in the first game of a four game series. Though he did not pitch in the game, one big draw for fans was former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens who was at Sovereign Bank Stadium with the Skeeters. Clemens is attempting to make a comeback and he hopes his path back to the MLB will start with him playing his first few games with the Skeeters. There are no guarantees, but the player seems to be doing pretty well and it is likely that he will not be remaining with the Skeeters for too long. Despite the fact that he did not play, the Skeeters still got the victory by a score of 7-2.
The Skeeters got the early 2-0 lead in the first inning and added one more run in the fifth. During the bottom of the fifth, the Revs got on the board and made the score 3-2. The Skeeters added another run in the sixth and three more in the eighth to grab an easy 7-2 win. Surprisingly, this win came without the help of Clemens. Hopefully, for fans of the Revs, the Revs will be able to comeback and get a victory in the next game. The team needs all the victories it can get with the playoffs on the horizon.
The two teams will have three more games. On Tuesday, fans who have tickets to the game will be able to go inside approximately two hours early to see the famous pitcher getting ready for the game. It would be a great chance for MLB fans to see a legend and check out a great local team. He is expected to be pitching in this game but it has not yet been confirmed if Clemens will be pitching in the final two games of the series.
In June, Clemens was acquitted of lying during an investigation. A Congressional hearing had been convened to investigate whether Clemens had used steroids while pitching in the MLB. Though many believed that he had used steroids, Clemens has always denied any use of performance enhancing drugs. During his career, Clemens had smashed records and dominated the field. He had started his career in 1984 with the Boston Red Sox. His career ended in 2007 when he retired from baseball after a stint with the New York Yankees. He recently signed with the Skeeters and has been scouted by individuals from both the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals.
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