On his third try of the season, Jamie Moyer finally became the oldest pitcher ever to win a Major League game, as the Rockies beat the Padres, 5-3.
The 49-year-old Moyer pitched seven innings, allowing six hits, two runs (none earned), two walks and striking out one. But let's look a little deeper into the start and the speed of Moyer's somehow befuddling pitches:
- Moyer's average velocity was 74.95 mph. His fastest pitch of the night was 79 mph, thrown seven times (sinkers and a four-seam fastball). His slowest pitch of the night was a 68 mph curveball, thrown three times.
- Moyer threw eight sinkers (six for strikes), with an average velocity of 78.75 mph.
- He threw 23 cutters (18 for strikes), with an average velocity of 76.17 mph.
- He threw 23 four-seam fastballs (12 for strikes), with an average velocity of 77.26 mph.
- He threw 29 change-ups (17 for strikes), with an average velocity of 72 mph.
- He threw four curveballs (one for a strike), with an average speed of 68 mph.
- Five of Moyer's seven innings required just 13 pitches or less. He only needed six pitches to get through the third inning, but threw 20 pitches in the second and 17 in the seventh. He ended the night with 87 pitches.