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.
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+