Â After a tough loss last night, the Mets will hope to rebound tonight against the ageless wonder, (LHP) Jamie Moyer (4-5 6.27).Â Here’sÂ the take on Moyer…Â
Â Per Mets.com,
It looks like Moyer is slowly turning around his season. He allowed just four hits and two runs against the Dodgers on Friday at Dodger Stadium. He has a 3.60 ERA in his last four starts after he had an 8.15 ERA after his first seven starts of the season. That included a three-start stretch in which he went 0-2 with a 13.86 ERA. Moyer didn’t get the win Friday because the Phillies blew a one-run lead in the ninth, but if he keeps pitching like he has recently, the Phillies expect to win a lot of games.
Â The last time the Mets faced Moyer (May 7)Â he was rocked, pitching only 2.1 innings, giving up 7 earned runs, 3 homers and 2 walks.Â Mets(W) 7-5.Â By the way, is it me or does Moyer look like an aging tortoise?Â Anyway…Â
Â Courtesy of Wiki,
On August 19, 2006, Moyer was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league pitchers Andrew Barb and Andrew Baldwin. In his first start with the Phillies, Moyer set a franchise record as the oldest pitcher to record a win. In eight starts with the Phillies in 2006, Moyer went 5-2 with a 4.03 ERA. As a result, Moyer signed a two-year extension worth $10.5 million with the Phillies on October 23.Â
On December 15, 2008 Moyer signed a two year, $16 million contract with the Phillies, keeping him with the club through the conclusion of the 2010 season.
Scouting Report -
Moyer is best known for his methodical approach to the game and his devastating changeup. He has notes and video recordings on almost every batter that he faces, which he studies before games.
He is a finesse pitcher, rather than a power pitcher, throwing a 79-82 mph fastball with late movement, the circle changeup, a cut fastball, a curveball and a two-seam fastball.
Per the baseballcube,