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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Clement
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Clement throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning Monday, April 18, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (UPI Photo/Tannen Maury)
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Matthew Paul Clement (born August 12, 1974, in Butler Township, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Clement played for the San Diego Padres (1998-2000), Florida Marlins (2001), Chicago Cubs (2002-2004) and Boston Red Sox (2005-2006). While on the Red Sox active roster, he was injured all of the 2007 season. He batted and threw right-handed.

Clement had a sinking fastball in the low 90s and a hard slider he mixed with a four-seamer and a changeup. He held opposing batters to a .233 batting average from 2002-05, while posting a 47-42 record and a 3.99 ERA.

In June 2004, Clement was 6-2 and a candidate to be named to the All-Star Game. But in his next six starts before the break, Clement went 0-4, despite a 2.15 ERA. His run support in those starts was just 1.19 runs per game. He finished with a 3.68 ERA but went 9-13 for the Cubs, who scored only 79 runs in his 30 starts (which is 2.63 runs of support per game, the sixth-lowest mark in the NL). Against American League teams in interleague play, Clement had a 7-7 record with a 3.60 ERA in 19 starts.

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