April 19, 2012

Jamie Moyer doesn't throw fast

Last night, Rockies' pitcher Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher in major league baseball to pick up a victory. The 49-year old went seven innings in a 5-3 victory over the Padres. He threw 87 pitches and not a single one went over 80 miles per hour.

According to the pitch breakdown at Brooks Baseball he threw 21 four-seam fastballs that averaged 77.2 mph, 19 cutters at 76.2 mph, 25 changeups at 72.1 mph, eight sinkers at 78.6 mph, and four curveballs at 68.2 mph.

And his fastest pitch on a night when the Padres managed zero extra-base hits in 27 plate appearances versus a man twice their age–and at Coors Field, no less–was 79.0 miles per hour.

Since apparently every Red Sox pitcher's ERA is over 80, maybe Boston should trade for Moyer.

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