Thursday, June 17, 2010
The Closer: Moyer magic
By ESPN Stats & Information
He's won 265 games, but Jamie Moyer's win against the Yankees Wednesday was a little more meaningful. Moyer at 47 years, 210 days old became the oldest pitcher to beat the Yankees passing Phil Niekro. In this edition of The Closer, we'll show you how Moyer got the job done in the Bronx and how Tim Lincecum has bounced back to win his last two starts after going winless in his previous four starts.
How Jamie Moyer beat the Yankees:
- Struck out four Yankees with his fastball (yes, his fastball). That's the second most strikeouts with his fastball all season.
- Also tied for the second most chases with the fastball this season (6)
- Got the 1st batter out all eight innings he pitched
How Tim Lincecum beat the Orioles:
- Tightened up with runners on: Lincecum allowed 12 baserunners, tying a season-high, but was able to overcome some tough spots by throwing more strikes and missing more bats.
Lincecum fans 10 for first time in last eight starts:
Tim Lincecum struck out 10 batters in six innings in his win over the Orioles. It was the 23rd double-digit strikeout game for Lincecum in his four seasons in the majors but his first since May 4, when he fanned 13 versus the Marlins. The seven starts Lincecum made in the interim was his longest stretch without a 10-K game in two years, since a seven-start span in May/June 2008.