Jamie Moyer got the call from the bullpen early in the 4th and threw for six scoreless innings, as the Philadelphia Phillies went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 last night at Citizens Bank Park. Veteran pitcher Pedro Martinez (who took Moyers spot in the starting rotation last week) gave up a solo home run in the 1st, but went on to retire the last eight batters he faced. After a 66 minute rain delay, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel made the call to switch it up.
Most of Philadelphia’s run production came in the 3rd inning around the rain dely. Jayson Werth and Carlos Ruiz both contributed solo home runs in the 5th and 6th innings to add insurance, while Moyer was continuing to shut down the D-Backs line up. “I went out and did what I set forth to do, got them to put the ball in play and relied on my defense,” said Moyer.
The Phillies are scheduled to play Arizona tonight and Thursday before matching up against the New York Mets on Friday.
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