Roger Clemens and Brett Myers take stage as the Astros and Phillies begin a weekend series. Clemens takes the mound after missing a start with a groin injury, while catcher Mike Lieberthal returns after missing time with back spasms.
Clemens (6-4, 2.27 ERA) was forced to leave his start with the Phils back on Sept. 4. Before that, he hadn’t missed a beat since rejoining the Astros midway through the season.
Brett Myers (10-6, 4.05) is looking to bounce back after a mediocre start at Florida. Myers allowed two earned runs and nine hits over six innings.
The Phils will try to stop Lance Berkman, who burned the Phillies badly last time they met and is single-handedly carrying the Astros offense on his back. Berkman in coming off a 3-for-4 effort with a home run in a 5-1 win over St. Louis.
For the Phils, Mike Lieberthal returns and gets the start behind the plate tonight.