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What Jamie Moyer is doing now is a quest to make history. If Jamie Moyer makes the Rockies’ rotation, and if he win a regular-season game, he will break a record that has been on the books for almost 80 years. On September 13th, 1932, Jack Quinn won a ball game for the New York Giants at 49 years, 74 days old.
At this point, Moyer is already two months older than Quinn.
Now, how are Moyer’s chances to pich in Colorado in a few weeks? Well, they are getting better by the day, even after he had his last start pushed back due to stiffness in his left leg. On Monday, Moyer pitched on a back field against some Diamondbacks’ minor leaguers and got shelled. Moyer gave up six hits and four runs (including back-to-back dingers on consecutive pitches) in less than two innings.
None of that showed on Thursday night when he chucked four perfect innings against the Giants. Moyer mixed his sub-80 mph fastball, sleight-of-hand change-up, nasty cutter, and slow curve, and just general craftiness to the Ginats batters off balance. He only got to a three-ball count twice in his four innings of work. Angel Pagan was the only hitter player to make solid contact; lining out to center field to open the game. Moyer also dealt four strikeouts, and did it all with only 45 pitches.
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Jamie Moyer is the Rudy, Rockie of our era. The marathon man is making us Proud with his don’t quit attitude.
Why do I have this eerie feeling he will work his voodoo on the Phils at some point in 2012…? He wanted to stay here. If he pitches in Philadelphia the fans will be torn whenever he gives up a hit. OK, maybe that was a stretch… but we’ll be rooting for him to have a good showing.
There’s something to be said about having him in the rotation. When he pitches, usually the next day the opposing team struggles because they got used to his slowness, so in essence he effects two games instead of just one every time he takes the hill. I hope he makes the team!
Just out of curiosity, have you contacted Jamie Moyer about being his publicist and furthermore, does he carry around one of those little 7-day Tupperware things that old people put their vitamins and daily supplements in?
I have not contacted Mr. Moyer, and I have unconfirmed reports that he carries the “Wilford Brimley Pill-nanza.”
Easy…I have a Pill case. And as Wilford would say…”it’s the right thing to do.”
We aren’t the only ones revolving on a Moyer-Brimley axis…
Oh, that’s just too creepy of a coincidence. This man is going to have a huge season. There’s just no denying it now.
I heard a funny quote on Dan Patrick where Patrick asked Moyer when the last time he beaned anybody was, and if he planned on doing it in the future. Moyer’s answer was something along the lines of “If I did with my current velocity, the batter would probably just say “Here, I think you dropped something”… and I thought that was funny.