After three straight shaky starts, Jamie Moyer got mad and took it out on the Arizona Diamondbacks at the plate and in the field.
Not only did Moyer pitch a crisp six-plus innings giving up only one earned run and striking out five, Moyer brought the lumber driving in two runs. Those two runs would be all the Rockies would need to get Moyer his 269th career win; pushing him past yet another Hall of Famer (Jim Palmer).
In the fourth inning, he dribbled a 2-2 fastball in between pitcher Patrick Corbin and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who fielded the ball and futilely lunged at the old-timer lumbering down the line. That scored Jordan Pacheco from third, and he was quickly followed by Dexter Fowler, scoring all the way from second base on the 80-foot single. Who needs to double off the wall when a little roller will do?
This leads us to today’s Jamie Moyer Fact:
Moyer has 2 RBI in 11 at bats for an RBI-to-At Bat ratio of 0.18. Albert Pujols has 17 RBI in 150 at bats or an RBI-to-At Bat ratio of .11. Moyer is clearly your better bet to knock in a clutch run.