Clemens vs. Clemens in Texas
Posted on: June 30, 2010 12:56 pm
There's apparently no drug-testing for the Texas League All-Star game, as Roger Clemens is scheduled to pitch to his son , Koby in the home run derby tonight in Midland, Texas.
Koby Clemens, a first baseman for the Astros' Double-A team in Corpus Christi, is second in the Texas League in home runs (16) and RBI (53).
The younger Clemens was drafted as a third baseman in 2005, he's since played catcher and left field.
Clemens has dealt with not only being the son of a legend, but also has had to deal with his father's disgrace in the face of accusations of the use of performance enhancing drugs.
"The media, they have jobs to do," Koby Clemens told the Houston Chronicle this spring . "Everyone's going to have a different opinion, but I've never let what other people say really bother me. I take the good stuff as it comes and tired not to listen to any of the bad."
Clemens is hitting .258/.367/.496 for the Hooks. Although he hasn't been considered a prospect in the past, Clemens had a good season last year, hitting .341/.415/.620 at Single-A, but that was his second year in high-A, inflating his numbers some.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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