Comments on: Jamie Moyer: Both ends of the spectrum This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: JeffW Thu, 17 Jun 2010 06:20:10 +0000 Nor I this:

Wow! Talk about makeup.

After the worst start of his Major League career in Boston (1 IP, 9 ER), Moyer bounces back with a beauty at Yankee Stadium.

Just three hits -- solo homers by Cano in the second and Posada in the fifth, and an infield single by Russo in the eighth -- in eight full innings for the win. He walked one, struck out five and threw 107 pitches.

Jamie's one win behind Roy Halladay's eight for the team lead.

By: DoubleDiamond Mon, 14 Jun 2010 23:20:06 +0000 The Spectrum is gone. "Both ends of the Core States First Union Wachovia (and soon to be Wells Fargo) Center" is more accurate now.

Sorry, I couldn't resist posting this.

By: JeffW Sun, 13 Jun 2010 01:00:30 +0000 Most pitchers would probably beg for the opportunity to set any records for pitching at Jamie's age.

Any record you can still be setting at that age is a good one!

Knowing Moyer, he's probably already forgotten it.

By: Spartan Bill Sat, 12 Jun 2010 23:27:57 +0000 His GS was minus 1. (-1) is that the record for a [pitcher his age too?

Also Blanton nearly finished with a neg GS today (he was +3), does anyone know if pitchers have ever had back to back neg GS's in consecutive games?

By: Andy Sat, 12 Jun 2010 21:24:11 +0000 In that context I meant jumping over 4 entirely. Watch your language please. I'm obliged to censor vulgarity and you're getting close.

By: Surly Duff Sat, 12 Jun 2010 21:13:44 +0000

It's purely psychological but it's painful to see his ERA jump from under 4 to over 4 in one game.

I'd hate to think how much butthurt you'd suffer if it went from under 4 to over 5 in one game!

By: DavidRF Sat, 12 Jun 2010 19:10:15 +0000 @1
24 seasons with no homers ties him with Jesse Orosco and Roger Clemens.

By plate appearances he's not close. For pitchers, its Tommy Bond with 1997 PA. Modern pitchers its Don Sutton with 1559 PA.

I don't think they would have left Satchel Paige in long enough to give up 9 runs. Phil Niekro gave up 8 runs a couple times as a 48 year old. So, that's something Moyer can look forward to.

By: Frank Clingenpeel Sat, 12 Jun 2010 18:39:03 +0000 I wonder how many times -- if any -- Paige gave up 9 earned runs in a game. He would be the only candidate I can think of as possibly being both that old and that futile at the same time.

By: Mac Sat, 12 Jun 2010 18:03:15 +0000 Someone noticed yesterday, when I asked if he'd set the home run record yet, that Moyer has never hit a home run in the major leagues. Obviously, he spent some time in the AL, but does he have the longest career of anyone who's never hit a homer?