Moyer Makes History Look Easy….Posted: May 7, 2010 Filed under: Dailies | Tags: Braves, Cardinals, Charlie Manuel, Citizens Bank Park, history, ice cream, Jamie Moyer, Moyer, phillies, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Shut Out, Turkey Hill 12 Comments
Friday, May 7th, 2010. Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia. Jamie
Moyer threw 105 pitches, over 9 innings giving up just 2 hits and
striking out 5, as he made baseball history.
Moyer is officially the oldest major league pitcher to throw a
9 inning shut out game, at
aged 47 years 170 Days young, Moyer was pushed to the bullpen
during August last year, this year some thought Kendrick should have got
the starting job, not Moyer. Personally I have said all along Moyer
was the choice for the starting rotation, I stand by that, and I say to all
those who will now jump on the Moyer band wagon, be careful what
I had said during spring training that I think Kendrick should not be
used as a starter till later in the year, and that Moyer will be
better more often than not during the first 100 to 130 games of the baseball
season. What Jamie did against the Braves, is far beyond
any expectation anyone could have seen, many could have hoped for, but no one
could truly have predicted.
not forget he wasn’t the only one on the field playing against the Braves,
even with the Phillies still feeling the effects of being without
Jimmy Rollins they have pulled together and over come some tough times.
With both Shane Victorino and Ryan Howard making very good
defensive plays, the offense was still keeping a steady average of hits and runs
as they managed to score 7 runs off Atlanta pitching, Jayson
Werth having a blast of ‘Deja-Vu’ as he hit a 3 run Jack in back to back
games, the first against the Cardinals then again against the Braves.
The Phillies continue the home stand for another 2 days, both games
against the Atlanta Braves then they hit the road for a week,
heading to Colorado for 3 games and then Milwaukee
for 3 games, but this season is about taking it one game at a time and the focus
is on the Braves for the Saturday game. Saturday some may think the dug out
looks bare or just strange, but it should only be for one game. Charlie
Manuel has said he will be missing Saturday’s game against the Braves for
personal reasons and he specifically said it had nothing to do with his health,
before we have a lot of conclusion jumpers.
I couldn’t believe it when I read about Moyer’s outing tonight. He’s the ageless wonder! I want whatever he’s having. LOL.
Jane – I’d buy it… whatever it is if you could bottle it, it’d be worth a fortune…
Victorino gives new meaning to ‘climbing the wall.’ =)
I didn’t expect this from Jamie, I gotta admit. What an amazing display he’s put on these last couple of games.
Carol – I think the starting itching all around has picked up for the Phil’s, it’ll be awesome when Happ is back
If there’s a viagra for over-the-hill pitchers, I suspect Moyer is on double dosage.
What a trooper! He keeps on going and it’s amazing to me. Not to mention he does so much for the community. I remember when he was out west with Seattle. Congrats to him!
Only Phillie I like, the ageless wonder, Jaime Moyer.
Jeff – You wouldn’t be implying that Moyer may be on something more than Red Bull would you…..that would be like accusing AP of taking a lead from McGwire
Mimi – He and The Moyer Foundation are very active in communities all around the country, he is definitely one of those you either hate or love…
Emma – Not the only Phillie, but my wife’s favorite thats for sure…..
That was amazing! Going to see Hamels pitch today…hope he can keep up with the old man :O)
It is pretty sick. Ya have to stay healthy for that. I ask – Is he the modern day Kim Kaat? Good job by him!
Jenn – Hamels still needs a little help but he’s working on it…
Mike – He’s the same age as my wife so she keeps saying, why does everyone think he’s old… LOL