Found August 31, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Roger Clemens
TEAMS: Houston Astros
Roger Clemens' "comeback" isn't a one-and-done, as the 50-year-old will make another start for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters on Sept. 7. After that, however, it could be back to the bigs for Rocket. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said he plans to have a scout watch Clemens' Sept. 7 outing, according to's Jon Heyman. The Astros, of course, checked out Clemens' first start with the Skeeters last Saturday. But according to's Danny Knobler, the upcoming start might then evolve into something bigger. Knobler reports that the strong speculation throughout baseball has been that if all goes "reasonably...

Reports: Clemens to make second start

Roger Clemens' baseball comeback will continue. The 50-year-old is going to make another start for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters minor league team on Sept. 7, according to reports. FOX 26 KRIV in Texas was the first to report the news. While Clemens has denied any grand plans of returning to Major League Baseball, this won't do much to quiet the whispers that he is...

Marwin Gonzalez trips on first base, goes flying

In one of the more bizarre looking plays of the season, Houston Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez injured himself after slipping on the bag while running out a grounder. The play occurred with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Giants. Gonzalez hit a come-backer to pitcher Javier Lopez, who proceeded to kick-stop the ball to keep it from going up the middle for...

Marwin Gonzalez Launches Himself Into Air, Sprains Ankle While Tripping Over First Base (Video)

Marwin Gonzalez was simply trying to show off some hustle in Thursday's game against the Giants. Considering the Astros have the worst record in the league, it was admirable that he attempted to beat out a ground ball. The only problem was his form. As Gonzalez made one last charge into first base -- with Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval trying to throw him out -- the shortstop...

What does the Kevin Goldstein hire signify

The Houston Astros continued their pillaging of the Baseball Prospectus staff when they hired Kevin Goldstein to be their pro scouting coordinator. For those unfamiliar with the site, Goldstein has served as BP’s prospect guru for the past several years. In recent months, he has expanded his time to ESPN in the same capacity. Speaking of ESPN, the Astros sent waves...

Houston Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez hits first base bag, takes flight (video)

In today’s second serving of video oddity from Thursday night’s Houston Astros-San Francisco Giants tilt — Marco Scutaro’s amusing wardrobe malfunction being the other — here we find shortstop Mawin Gonzalez’s unbelievable aerial escapades. While trying to leg-out an infield single in the 9th inning after the ball caromed off Giants pitcher Javier Lopez’s foot directly to [...]

Is this the most fascinating injury of 2012?

Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez turned in one of the most fascinating injuries of 2012 on Thursday night when he somehow launched himself high into the air like a ragdoll after trying to beat out a throw to first in the ninth inning. Gonzalez landed on the bag awkwardly and looked like he had his leg lock up on him before going airborne and crashing to the dirt. It was a very...

Reds look to continue roll in Houston

Since the All-Star break, the NL Central-leading Cincinnati Reds have picked up three wins in Houston. The last-place Astros have just as many victories in their home ballpark over that same stretch. The Reds look to win their fourth in a row and continue to make things miserable for the Astros in Friday night's series opener. Cincinnati (80-52) arrives in Houston after capping...

Rocket plans to pitch again

In a text message to FOX 26 Sports, Roger Clemens said he plans to make his second start for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Sept. 7.

Giants 8, Astros 4

Hunter Pence hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied again for an 8-4 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night. The Giants were down 4-0 after four innings. They cut the lead to one with a three-run fifth inning, and Pablo Sandoval singled in a run in the seventh to tie it. Pence, who hit a three-run homer on Wednesday, then...

Former Astro Pence leads Giants over Houston

HOUSTON (AP) -- Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer and Joaquin Arias drove in two with a triple to help the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Pence has been a nightmare for the Astros since they traded him away in July 2011, hitting four homers in just seven games against his former team with the Phillies and Giants. The Giants had a...

Reds win, send Astros to 5-22 August

HOUSTON (AP) -- Jay Bruce had a three-run homer and Zack Cozart added a two-run shot to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the Houston Astros 9-3 on Friday night. Cozart's home run gave the Reds an early lead before consecutive homers by Fernando Martinez and Matt Dominiguez tied it at 2-all in the fourth inning. Chris Heisey singled in a run in the fifth to put the Reds on top...

Rays acquire Ben Francisco from Astros

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