I am now cheering for the Astros to win this game so that Roger Clemens has to start game 5. I have spent the last several days looking over some Clemens statistics in the postseason and I have been trying to determine why people think Clemens chokes in the playoffs. The big theme is that it matters when Clemens performs poorly in the playoffs, not that he is a poor postseason performer.
If Clemens pitches a game 5, here is what I think his line will look like....
5 IP, 3 ER, 4Ks, 5 H, 1BB, 95 pitches
I'm willing to bet he gives up the runs in the first two innings, then settles down but his pitch count is too high to go deep into the game.