A Big Start For Mattie, And The Club, Tonight.
From the Herald...."Baltimore has had little success against Matt Clement and now the Orioles are going to have one more thing to worry about when they face the Red Sox right-hander tonight in the first of three games at Camden Yards.
Clement, 4-0 lifetime against the Orioles and 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three starts at Camden Yards, has reincorporated a sinking, two-seamed fastball into his repertoire."
***Peter here. And let's hope Baltimore's anemic past success against Matt Clement continues tonight, for it is a big start for him. It is his opening start of this season of 2006. A quality start at this point in his season would be a boost to his confidence and a jump start to what we all hope is a successful two half season. Unlike last year's first half quality and second half suckiness. And post season dreadfulness. Time to reverse that curve. And Baltimore has had their hitting shoes on so far this newborn season. So go get 'em Mattie. And stay out of the way of any baseballs heading for your head. We need you as our quality number four. Right after Josh, and before the big guy. And then there is Schill, and a "not-in-Texas" effective Wakes.
Have fun this weekend, readers and friends. Opening day at dear Fenway looms just over the horizon, much like the first amber hue of sunlight minutes before the dawn.