Saturday, May 8, 2010

Moyer throws a two-hit shutout

Last night was all about Jamie Moyer. Forget Jayson Werth's three-run blast for a second straight game. Forget the four-run, fifth inning rally that chased Derek Lowe and put seven runs on the board for the Phils. Forget Shane Victorino's remarkable catch in the fourth inning. Last night was Moyer's time.

Moyer became the oldest pitcher in Major League Baseball history to toss a complete game shutout. It was a two-hitter no less. Moyer also fanned five without walking a batter.

The starting pitching has been tremendous since Roy Halladay's shutout last Saturday over the Mets, and Moyer followed suit. It's been an inconsistent season for Moyer thus far. He's been victimized by a big inning in most of his starts. Often, he's been solid other than the one inning; which several times came early in games and put the team in an early hole.

The Phillies are catching a break right now with Jayson Heyward injured and out of the lineup. He could return before the series ends.

Joe Blanton makes his second start of the season this afternoon on Fox. Kris Medlen, a relief pitcher making a spot start, takes the ball for Atlanta.

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