Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Moyer still stuck at 249 as Phils lose in Cinnci


Jamie Moyer’s quest for 250 wins continues as the Phillies lost tonight and Moyer got his 4th loss of the year. Tough night for him, with 9 hits and 3 runs, 3 earned runs given up on 105 pitches for the night. Two strikeouts and 1 HR given up by Moyer leaves his ERA at 7.62 so far for the season.

The Phillies had a quiet night at the plate. The top 5 Phillies players in tonight’s lineup went 2-23 and that gave Moyer no run support at all in this game. I don’t think you can say Jamie had a bad outing tonight. It was the offense that couldn’t get it started against Reds pitcher Aaron Harang, who improved to 4-4 on the season. All in all for the Phillies it wasn’t there best game with only 4 hits all night on 29 AB’s for the evening for all batters.

Moyer, who may be a candidate for the Hall of Fame someday, pitched in his 645th game of his career tonight, but it was not to be that he earned win number 250. The quest for 250 goes on for him, and the next start for him may be against Florida at home at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, May 25th which is Memorial Day. I think he gets the win at home, and of course the fans will go wild.

Consider these numbers from Moyer over his career:

592 games started includes tonight’s start

31 Complete Games over his career

9 Shutouts

189 Losses includes tonights loss

2,269 Strikeouts includes tonights game

ESPN projects him to have 12 wins this season total

One more game in Cincinnati at 12:35 pm on Thursday, then it’s off to the most expensive place on the planet to buy a ticket to a baseball game, Yankee Stadium, for the weekend series with the Yankees.

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