Jamie Moyer Pitches Shutout at age 49
- Updated: March 8, 2012
Form Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher, Jamie Moyer qualifies for his AARP card in November, but he sure didn’t look like the retiring type Wednesday. In two quick innings against the Giants, the 49-year-old lefty didn’t allow a run and gave up only one hit.
He got a tip of the cap from San Francisco ace Tim Lincecum, who was shelled for five runs and seven hits in two innings.
Moyer threw a miserly 22 pitches, and he struck out Chris Stewart on a beautiful changeup. Moyer, attempting a return to baseball after almost 18 months away from the game, entered in the third inning and cut down the Giants 1-2-3. He induced three weak grounders to second.
Moyer’s fastball topped out at 82 mph, and he isn’t throwing his cutter yet, but every pitch had a wrinkle Wednesday.