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318 Days Later, Pirates Ohlendorf Blanks Phillies Old Man Moyer 2-0

How can you even get excited about beating a 47-year old man?  This game isn’t the game of softball, is it?  But I guess when the head banger from the eighties is Jamie Moyer, there is plenty to be excited about.  How Moyer is still getting major league hitters out is beyond me.  He did more than enough  to deserve a victory, as he struck out eight of the young free swinging  Pirates, but the Bucs starter Ross Ohlendorf was just a bit better. 

Ohlendorf hadn’t won in 318 days.  Three hundred and eighteen.

The game was decided in the fourth inning when Andrew McCutchen led off with a single.  Garrett Jones and Lastings Milledge followed with strike outs.   Ryan Doumit reached on an infield dribbler (he’s had a lot of those this season) which brought up second baseman Andy LaRoche.  He took a full swinging RumBunter that dribbled in front of the grey haired guy on the mound.  Moyer leaped on the ball with the swiftness of  a skid row alley cat, but his throw was wild and allowed both runners to score.

Ball game.

Moyer debuted against Steve Carlton in 1986.  What was big in 1986 other than the hot ladies hair?  Oh yeh, this song…


The New Bucs need a crowd.  The Pittsburgh Pirates are an unbeaten  5-0 when playing in front of 25,000 plus fans.  So there you have it.  YOU are the key.  Go to the game Sunday.  Tonight is sold out, so you’re off the hook.

 Jayson Werth and his beard struck out.  A lot. 

Ohlendorf explains his command while Jeff Karstens becomes a Ninja, but he can’t escape the camera of Dejan at PG+

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  • John

    I may be wrong, but it says alot when you admit that its beyond you how Moyer gets people out. From my view you write. They play. The Buccos are on the rise. GO BUCS!

    • Tom Smith

      I don’t think you’re wrong John. You made a valid point. My writing was weak today, like normal actually. I was thinking about earrings, I mean how much I hate the Phillies.

  • John

    Actually it was my writing that was weak! Looking back, I knee-jerked a response because I am a tad older than Jamie Moyer, and I can really respect what he does. (But PLEASE do not call me “old”. I prefer “seasoned” or “experienced”!) I like this youg Pirates team. I drove from Dallas, PA to see them beat the Phils on July 1st and was impressed. I am even more impressed after the 4th game victory! Can’t wait for the second half.
    Great website, BTW.

    • Tom Smith

      It blows my mind how Jamie Moyer can keep rolling along. Speaking of knee jerks John. I recently heard an excellent interview that Moyer did with Steve Blass. Moyer was very candid. He talked about having his knee cap broken in half. Thus, his running, which he used to really enjoy in his training regimine, is no longer possible. It’s really an endless story with Moyer. He’s a cool guy which makes the story even better. It sucks he is a Philthadelpia Phillie.