The day promises an early hit parade
• 2:15: The Best Matchup of the Day. Roger Clemens faces Mark Mulder in a duel between the starters of last year's All-Star Game. So far, Clemens has allowed 12 hits and 2 walks in 21 innings with 26 strikeouts. Heck, he might eventually break Cy Young's record of 511 victories if he keeps pitching like this (just kidding).
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from Friday
The Good: Tampa Bay's Eduardo Perez is making a case for himself as a guy who could help a contender late this season. Earlier in the week, he slammed a couple of homers off the Yankees' Randy Johnson, and on Friday, he crushed a walk-off job off Alan Embree. Right-handed hitting role player, anyone?
The Bad: The Blue Jays had a 5-4 lead in the eighth inning of a series with Baltimore -- an AL East rival -- and Justin Speier and other Toronto relievers let the game get away, allowing nine runs in the last two innings.
The Ugly: Nomar Garciaparra could be out for months, and on Friday, he answered speculation about whether he used steroids.
Buster Olney is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine. His book, "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty," is being released in paperback May 1 and can be ordered through HarperCollins.com.
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