Originally posted on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 4/8/12

Philadelphia Phillies Jamie Moyer walks off the field after ending the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during Game 3 of the National League division series at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Saturday, October 4, 2008. (David Maialetti/Philadelphia Daily News/MCT) Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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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 pathetic one at that. They will point to Moyer's five rough innings, giving up four runs and never really giving the Rockies a chance.The point they will be missing, however, is that Moyer is a fifth starter. He isn't expected to go out and dominate on a nightly basis. A fifth starter is a guy who should win about as many games as he loses. Moyer's five workman-like innings really weren't that bad. His defense wasn't flawless behind him, and three earned runs is about what a team should expect from their fifth starter.Moyer will have to wait another five days before getting a shot at being the oldest player t...
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