Rocket returns to the Stadium today, his first game back after his dramatic seventh-inning announcement little more than a month ago. Back then the Yanks were 5.5 back from the Sox. Now it’s a considerably wider gap, but finally the team looks to be playing up to it’s ability, having taken 7 of it’s last 8, including a stirring 10th inning victory against the Bucs last night. Yankee fans can only wonder what Clemens will add to the mix. Pettitte and Wang have pitched very well of late, Moose is coming off a solid outing (his first in a while, even if it was cut short), and Tyler Clippard has been an adequate 5. The Bucs throw 25-year-old lefty Paul Maholm, who’s not nearly so dire as his 2-8 record. Tonight, the Sox will face the D-Back rookie Micah Owings, who’s been exceptional thus far, at 4-1. The Yanks probably wanted him in the Johnson deal, but settled for Princeton’s Ross Ohlendorf, who’s scuffling in Triple-A. The Sox face Johnson tomorrow, but the news on this pretty afternoon is Roger Clemens. The Yanks, even with a ship that seems to be righted, could sure use some vintage Rocket fuel. Let’s hope they get it. Comment here….