Phillies 7, Braves 0
Game 29 - Friday Night, May 7th in Philadelphia
With a black #36 on his right shoulder, Jamie Moyer's Roberts-esque performance and a trio of 2-out big hits led the Phils over the Braves tonight, 7-0. Moyer pitched a gem, becoming the oldest man in Major League history to throw a complete game shutout at 47 years and 170 days. He allowed just 2 hits, walking none and striking out 5. His 105-pitch performance included a 3-pitch 2nd inning and a stretch of 17 straight Braves retired from the 2nd through the 7th innings.
Jayson Stark's Twitter feed provided a few interesting tidbits after the game. Before tonight, the oldest player to throw a shutout was the Yankees' Phil Niekro in 1985 at 46 years, 188 days. The oldest non-knuckleball-throwing pitcher to pitch a shutout was Satchel Paige in 1952 at 46 years, 75 days.
The scoring summary is easy: Jayson Werth hit a 3-run home run in the 3rd, Raul Ibañez hit a 2-run single in the 5th and Wilson Valdez followed with another 2-run single a few batters later. But the night belonged to Jamie Moyer, who earned the 2010 Chachi set's first highlight card of the year. Robin Roberts would have been proud.