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Jeremy Guthrie delivered 7 strong innings.The Colorado Rockies started off their season on the right foot on Friday night in Houston.A well-played game resulted in a 5-3 victory that wasn't secure until Rafael Betancourt struck out Matt Downs with two runners on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.The offseason saw Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd furiously make moves in an effort to change the clubhouse culture. He was tired of hitters who didn't take good at-bats, pitchers who didn't attack the strike zone and players who played with a lack of fundamentals.The new faces that were brought in didn't waste time making an impact.Jeremy Guthrie, acquired from Baltimore for Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom, gave the Rockies exactly what they were hoping for when they made the trade.Guthrie's fastball isn't particularly lively. It is fairly straight. His offspeed stuff is pretty good, but not great. However, he throws strikes and stays low in the z...
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Jamie Moyer made baseball history, pitching his way into the Colorado Rockies rotation and becoming the oldest starting pitcher to make an Opening Day roster.
The 49-year-old left-hander is not impressed.
He did not spend the past 22 months rehabbing from Tommy John surgery to become a trivia answer. His intent is to be a contributing member of a big-league rotation and help the...
Jamie Moyer gave up four runs in five innings.Let the doubting commence.Is he too old? Are the Colorado Rockies too cheap? How can they run out a team that features a 49-year old?Those are all questions that the pessimists will begin with as the debate their fellow Rockies fans on Sunday. They will say that this crazy experiment is a headline grabber on the Rockies part, and a...
This doesn't give me any real joy to write, of course. It's basically the baseball equivalent of arguing for the euthanasia of a beloved pet.But if a 49-year-old guy is your #2 starter, and he's a marginal at best candidate to keep the job for any real length of time between his own effectiveness and health concerns...Well, that's not really a great thing to say about...
Although Jamie Moyer has convinced manager Jim Tracy and the Colorado Rockies that he has more in the tank, it will be the Houston Astros who will ultimately make that call on Saturday.
At 49 years and 141 days old, Moyer will attempt to become the oldest pitcher to win a major-league game when he faces the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
After missing the 2011 campaign following...
From the FCBL
Brockton, Mass. - The Brockton Rox of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) have announced the hiring of Jud Thigpen as their Head Coach for the 2012 season.
"We are very excited to have Jud as our Head Coach,” said Michael Canina, President of the Brockton Rox and Shaw’s Center. “I have had the privilege of watching Jud play for the Rox over...
Following in last week’s theme, here are the top beginning-of-season contenders for National League awards:
MVP: Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies (SS)
Tulowitzki is an MVP contender basically every year; between his power bat and elite defensive ability (has led the league in range factor in four of his five years in the big leagues, fielding percentage twice, and has averaged...
The National League's youngest team gave baseball's oldest player fits.
J.D. Martinez homered and drove in three runs and the Houston Astros, beat 49-year-old Jamie Moyer and the Colorado Rockies 7-3 Saturday night.
Jordan Schafer took it deep leading off for the Astros and Martinez's two-run shot in the fourth made it 3-0.
With gray stubble covering his chin and hair...