Friday, April 23, 2010

2010 Chachi #18 Jamie Moyer

Phillies 8, Braves 3
Game 15 - Thursday Night, April 22nd in Atlanta

Jamie Moyer and the Phillies took the rubber-match in the team's 3-game set with the Braves, winning decisively on Thursday night, 8-3. Moyer was spotted an early 5-run lead after 3 innings. The entire Phillies line-up contributed to the win, with Juan Castro (yes, Juan Castro) leading the way with 3 hits, 2 runs scored and an RBI. The turning point in the game came when Braves' second baseman Martin Prado botched a sure double play ball in the 3rd, allowing 2 runs to score.

After the game, Braves third baseman Chipper Jones commented on the Phillies' stellar defense (via Todd Zolecki's Twitter feed): "(Juan) Castro is playing shortstop like Ozzie Smith and (Shane) Victorino is playing center field like Andruw Jones."

With the win, Jamie Moyer notched his 260th career victory. It's impossible to not be impressed by the back of his Chachi card, #18 in this year's set.

Phillies debut: August 22, 2006
Major League debut: June 16, 1986
How acquired: Acquired from the Seattle Mariners, along with cash, for Andrew Baldwin and Andrew Barb, August 19, 2006
Others wearing #50 in the 2000s: Ed Vosberg 2000-2001, Doug Nickle 2002, Mike Timlin 2002, Josh Hancock 2003-2004, Robinson Tejada 2005, Adam Bernero 2006, Jamie Moyer 2006-2009
2009 Postseason: Jamie suffered a left groin strain on September 29, 2009, and he was left off the team's Postseason roster.
Pictured: Jamie pitches against the Washington Nationals, May 31, 2009

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