Well, for sure, no one can ever say that Roger Clemens backed into his 350th career win. Ol’ Roger was in command this evening. It was impressive.
While I enjoyed watching the Abreu homer, it was not all that impressive to me. It was a hanging slider – which is basically a BP-fastball, at the end of the day. Those types of pitches should be hit a long way.
Hopefully, A-Rod will be OK tomorrow. But, I’ll say this…if he’s only around 80% and wants to nurse it, that’s fine…he should. But, if it’s still not near 100% at the end of the week, he should beg out of the All-Star game. No need to turn 90% into 60% by pushing yourself in a game like that one. Sure, make the trip, take your bow, etc. But, let them replace you on the roster with someone else. Better safe than sorry. Of course, if, tomorrow, he says he’s 99% fine, then it’s a moot point.