Keep Your Clemens. Give Me Haren.

Notes from a day in baseball:

Clemens wins Yankees debut: Was Rocket overpowering? Hardly, with all but one of his 108 pitches topping out between 89-91 mph. But he did what he was paid to do: Get the win. Now, we'll have to see if his presence rubs off on the team on the days he DOESN'T pitch.

(Meanwhile, one of the most fascinating sub-plots of the season is turning out to be this "anything-you-can-do..." see-saw between Clemens and Randy Johnson. With his 7 Ks yesterday, Clemens regained the No. 2 spot on the all-time strikeout list. Et tu, Unit?

Dan Haren demands your attention: What's not to love? He won his seventh straight decision (over the Bay Area rival Giants, with Barry Zito pitching, no less). He lowered his MLB-best ERA from 1.70 to 1.58. And he's the best pitcher in baseball right now.

Jon Leiber, Varsity Dad: After returning from a trip to Alabama for the birth of his son, the Phillies starter pitched a complete-game 3-hit shutout (with 11 Ks) in a 4-0 Philly win over the Royals.

Good thing Berkman wasn't ejected again: Friday, Lance Berkman noted that the Astros are 2-0 in games last week he was ejected from. Good thing he stuck around Saturday: He drove in the game-winning single in the 9th to lead the Astros over the White Sox.

Mark Teixeira's "ironman" streak ends: At 507 games. What a wuss.

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— D.S.