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Today will be a first for the game of baseball. It will mark the first time that seven pitchers in their forties will start a game on the same day. Roger Clemens, Tom Glavine, Jamie Moyer, Greg Maddux, Woody Williams, John Smoltz and Kenny Rogers are all scheduled to start for their respective teams. The prior record of six was set last Friday when the same group of pitchers – minus Clemens – started.

It’s especially important here in New York where both clubs will look to their future Hall of Fame pitchers to bounce back from tough losses.

Tom Glavine is in search of career win 297 against a Cardinals team that is finding ways to score, and solid pitching that is cooling opponent’s bats. In Glavine’s last outing he was a force, going eight innings while allowing one run, and striking out five in a 9-1 Mets victory over the Oakland Athletics.

Roger Clemens will take the mound in Baltimore and do what Yankee fans expect: stop the bleeding. The Yankees’ tailspin continued last night as Scott Proctor gave up two walks, and a single before walking Ramon Hernandez with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, scoring Corey Patterson and giving the Orioles a 3-2 win.

“I was just horse[spit],” Proctor said. “The whole freaking inning I was horse[spit] – again.”

At least Proctor wasn’t delusional about his performance. The Yankees have lost six of their last seven and are now in fifth place in the Wild Card race, eight games behind the Cleveland Indians.

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