Clemens to make second start with Skeeters

Clemens to make second start with Skeeters

Clemens to make second start with Skeeters
Roger Clemens is coming back ... to the Sugar Land Skeeters.

The seven-time Cy Young Award winner, who pitched for the independent league team last Saturday, will make his second appearance with the club on Sept. 7.

The game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT.

"My first start with the Skeeters was a great deal of fun," Clemens said in a statement. "There was lots of excitement in the air. I am looking forward to doing it again on Friday, Sept. 7. Stay tuned, I might have a few more surprises to come with the Skeeters."

The 50-year-old Clemens made his first professional start in five years last week, pitching 3 1/3 scoreless innings against the Bridgeport Bluefish. He allowed only one hit -- a single -- and threw 37 pitches, 24 for strikes.

"We're having fun," Skeeters president Matt O'Brien said in a statement. "Our inaugural season has been wildly successful already. Having Roger on the club has been nothing short of outstanding for the players, the fans, the Atlantic League and the Skeeters."

Clemens will travel with the team to York, Pa., before returning home to make his start.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.