Some might question if Clemens can do this, but it's essentially what Jack McKeon did last year with Josh Beckett. If Beckett can handle throwing his "side session" in a game rather than the pen, so can Clemens. The normal work cycle for Clemens goes: start, off, off, throw, off, start. That's equal to Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (Game One), Thursday (Game Two), Friday, Saturday (Game Three). Actually, it's a bit MORE rest.
Yes, you read right. I still think Clemens should start Game Three in Houston. The strategy's weak point might be "what do you do in Game Six?" I think the Astros would just like to make it TO Game Six.
It's better than the alternatives, but I doubt even Phil Garner will have the guts to try something this different.