Just the other day, I was wondering whatever happened to Koby Clemens. Roger’s oldest boy was drafted several years ago and popped up from time to time while Dad was still an active player, but once the Rocket retired and began fending off accusations of steroid use, Koby sort of disappeared from view.
So imagine my shock when I was putting together the first attempt at a daily minor league recap (in the future, it will likely be just a Top Performers post – that’s what I find most interesting, anyway) and saw that Clemens had put up some outstanding numbers for Lancaster last night: 4-5, 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI.
All day, I thought about how I was going to write that Koby Clemens hit for the cycle. It took me until tonight, when I looked at the post again, to realize that he had just missed – by a single, of all things.
So no cycle. Much a pity. But still, Clemens was the only minor leaguer with a multi-homer game yesterday (granted, there were no games in AAA due to the All-Star Game), and a seven RBI game is nothing to shake a stick at.
(Worth noting: San Jose’s Thomas Neal also came close to hitting for the cycle, and also missed by a single.)