Clemens could provide huge lift to Yanks

Originally Published: May 6, 2007
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Well, Darrell Rasner sure picked a lousy day to throw 16 of 22 first-pitch strikes.

Any chance of Rasner making headline news for his role in New York's 5-0 win over Seattle on Sunday vanished in the time it took Bob Sheppard to introduce a 44-year-old marvel with 348 wins and an endearing way of saying "y'all." It's hard to go from Kei Igawa and Colter Bean to euphoria in a span of 48 hours, but the Yankees somehow pulled it off.

We'll know better in a month or two how well Roger Clemens ...

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