Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Rockies and the Rocking Chair...

By this time in a baseball players' career they likely aren't playing long toss in the outfield getting ready to take the mound in a big league game.  Jamie Moyer is.   The Padres will try to prevent him from achieving a piece of history. With a win, Moyer will become the oldest pitcher to ever record a victory.  Moyer as of today is 49 years, and 150 days old.  He's already the second oldest to ever start a major league game, behind Satchel Paige, who was 59 years old in a start for KC, September 25, 1965.

Moyer is 35th on baseball's all time win list, with 267, one behind Hall of Famer Jim Palmer.  He is 37th on baseball's all time strikeout list, with 2,410 and is 39th on the all time innings pitched list at 4,031 innings pitched.  

There are six players on the Padres roster, that were not born the day Moyer made his first ML start, June 16, 1986 against Steve Carlton and the Phillies at Wrigley Field.  Anthony Bass, Yonder Alonso, Andrew Cashner, Cameron Maybin, Josh Spence and Joe Wieland were all born after his initial start. 

Lineup tonight:

Cameron Maybin - CF
Mark Kotsay - LF
Chase Headley - 3B
Jesus Guzman - 1B
Nick Hundley - C
Chris Denorfia - RF
Andy Parrino - 2B
Jason Bartlett - SS
Anthony Bass - SP 

Kotsay came into the game with a .576 average against Moyer.  He hadn't seen him since 2006, but singled in his first at bat tonight. 

Have a good one....


1 comment:

  1. Dear Mr. Masur,
    I am Kyle Moran. I was wondering if you would be willing to come on my sports talk radio show, The Starting Lineup. The show is on thursday at 6pm pt. We would talk all things Padres. Its a San Diego based station.
    KKSM AM 1320 Palomar College Radio. Please let me know. It would be an honor to have you on the show.

    Sincerely Yours, -Kyle Moran