Thursday, May 21, 2009

No luck for Moyer

Good news and bad news for Phils last night.

They got six innings out of Jamie Moyer. The aging wonder had struggled mightily in his last two starts, not getting out of the early innings.
But last night he scattered nine hits over six innings, allowing the Reds just three runs.

Unfortunately, that was more than enough as the Phils’ bats went silent and they fell to the Reds, 5-1. It means Moyer continues to sit at 249 wins and counting in his search for win No. 250.

It also means he undoubtedly will remain in the rotation for the time being. Manager Charlie Manuel had actually shuffled his rotation just a tad, using Moyer last night. That lines him up for a start next week against the Marlins, a team he owns over his career.

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