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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