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It is an important day to say the least for pitching great Roger Clemens he is facing some very damaging testimony in his perjury trial clemens' former Yankee teammate.
Andy -- arrived back in federal court in Washington.
He's expected to face more cross examination today.
Yesterday he said that Clemens admitted to using steroids which Clemens as you now has denied.
-- a bit of a discrepancy there and it's an important one community -- he joins us now from Washington heading Clemens used to be teammates did that seem to affect you know anything about the proceedings yesterday.
Martha Andy -- was very uncomfortable yesterday he said he's sad about where all that stands and even -- Clemens is good friend but they never even made eye contact in court.
And -- the prosecutor asked him to -- the seven time Cy Young award winner by then.
The damage was done because -- said that in 1999 or 2000 quote.
I was working out at Roger's house and don't remember if that was in the gym or outside the gym but Roger had mentioned to me that he had taken H -- committee could help with recovery.
That's really all I remember about conversation but.
Pettit and said he was flustered a few years later the congressional hearings into steroids in baseball -- started saying quote.
I asked him that if anyone had asked him if he'd use performance enhancing drugs and he just said.
What are you talking about and I said well didn't you tell me that he said no I told you my wife used it he just said that my wife had used it.
Andy Pettitte is making a Major League comeback this season his last outing in the minors wasn't so hot he gave up five runs on Monday the Yankees manager Joseph Girardi says -- sure.
This trial was on his mind.
-- So how are clemens' lawyers defending him against that contradictory statement that you just read -- -- -- pet.
Well Roger clemens' lawyers are trying to remind the jury that he was nicknamed the rocket for -- reason -- pointed out that he struck out twenty batters in 1996 and 1998.
Before he ever met his alleged 58 supplier and the defense team had had it.
Help a lawyer you see here act Al how effective Clemens was at pitching inside to batters.
And the impact of the split fingered fastball Clemens learned a pro later in his career.
Pat on his success and Clemens as we speak right now actually -- -- it is back on the stand.
The cross examination continues.
Very dramatic and clearly a tough day -- those two former teammates thank you very much Peter good to see you.
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