Moyer Gets Win 260, Phillies take series in AtlantaPosted: April 23, 2010 Filed under: Dailies | Tags: A's, A-Rod, Atlanta, Braden, ChiSox, Moyer, Oakland, phillies, Presidential pardon, Rays, Sheilds, Yankees 6 Comments
Phillies take 2 of 3 from Braves in Atlanta, Jamie Moyer gets win number 260
career, (not the season), he is now 2-1 on the season. Before this season
began, most were raving about the Braves pitching, and rightly so, they have
some excellent pitching, but those raving on the Braves were saying how bad the
Phillies pitching really was and really had it not been for 2 errors in last
nights game by Utley, 1 receiving the ball from Castro and the other throwing to
Howard, the Phillies starting pitching would have shut the Braves out, the 1st
game the bull pen gave up all the runs in the 9th and 10th innings, game 2
Braves got no runs and last night, they scored 2 unearned runs on the errors and
then 1 more in the 7th off Chad Durbin.
The Phillies aren’t the only team with the pitching rising to unexpected
levels this early in
the season, seems the Oakland A’s managed to confuse the Yankees yesterday, long
enough to get the win and it also seems as though they urked A-Rod enough to
walk across the mound on his way from 3rd to 1st in the 6th inning. Dallas
Braden unleashed a tirade of verbal disdain on A-Rod for his actions, not only
at the end of the inning, but after the game with the press too, I think he
just wanted to make a point that he wouldn’t be bullied by a member of the ‘Evil
Empire’, A-Rod acted dumb(founded) like he’d been accused of taking PED’s or
something, and then proceeded to remark on how long Braden has been in the bigs
and how many wins he has to his credit. Unanswered questions that should be
answered for us to really understand who is acting like a spoilt bratty rich kid
and who is acting like a baby:
1 – Is there an unwritten rule?
2 – Would A-Rod have crossed the mound with say Brett Myers on it?
3 – Would a big deal of been made of this if it had been a rookie from
Washington or Pittsburgh
or Cleveland instead of A-Rod?
4 – Does anyone outside of Oakland care?
Other pitchers who I think warrant a mention for being better than people
thought they would be is Sheilds of the Tampa Bay Rays, who got his 2nd win
yesterday in another display of demolition in Chicago as the Rays bashed in
another double digit score against the team that may need a presidential pardon
to escape the backlash of its fans come the end of the season.
Well, according to my husband, there IS an unwritten rule. This morning I was asking if he’d heard about the incident, and as I started relaying that he was heading back to first after the foul ball, before I even said it, he goes “He didn’t walk across the mound, did he?” So apparently some people know it, even if A-Rod doesn’t. Which is the problem with “unwritten” rules – since they’re obviously not written anywhere, how do you know if everyone knows them? Would he have done it if, say, Josh Beckett was on the mound? I don’t think so. And there was no reason to bring Braden’s won/lost record into the discussion. The next meeting between these two teams should be very interesting.
Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts
I am glad to see Braden stand up to the Yankees. They sometimes (often) come off a little too entitled. Glad the little A’s told them to kiss their butts. Shields has been pretty solid this season, as have the rest of the Rays pitchers (not Garza tonight, though). I hope it continues.
I am still amazed that Moyer is still pitching.
i wonder if A-Rod would have done that if CC was the pitcher on the opposite side. We’ll never know.
Thanks for the linke help Peter!
Crzblue’s Dodger Blue World
You go Braden!! I liked it!
260 wins aint Cheez Wiz! Goes to show you don’t have to throw hard to win baseball games. Location and change of speed = Moyer. Not too shabby.
LOL @ #2… i’d stay far far away from Brett Myers!
I heard Mark Gubicza who is an announcer for the angels say how he would be VERY upset when players crossed his mound. His own words: “I considered my mound my home”. So it is a bit upsetting. However I think the situation might have made him angrier than he already was.
Jamie Moyer continues to keep on truckin~ good for him! 260 is a great accomplishment.. only 40 till 300 haha
Sue – I think this was just a case of A-Roid trying to make headlines again…
rfb – Braden a jedi knight he’ll be… or not
Emma – A-Roid probably forgot his vitamins that day
Mike – i think everyone likes it when the underdog kind of says F*ck you to the big dog
Mimi – Yeah not sure A-Roid would have played with anyone who could have snapped and taken him down…