46 year-old Jamie Moyer taught another pitching lesson last night to the Fish, who floundered under his tutelage for the 9th time in 9 tries since 2006. Moyer reeled in another win against the Marlins, going 8 solid shut-out innings with only 2 hits surrendered, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Another amazing performance from the pitching master on this staff! So amazing in fact, that even the opposing pitcher, Scott Olsen, who openly HATES the Phillies, had nothing but praise for Moyer after the game. Olsen said, “He does a very good job locating the pitch he wants, where he wants. He gets you to swing at his pitch. He’s ahead of the count a majority of the times, and you’re on the defensive with him. He does such a good job mixing speeds that you can’t sit on anything.”
Isn’t this the same guy who bashes Phillies in the press all the time? Wow. Yeah, if I remember correctly, Olsen is the one who yelled at Chase Utley last year for taking his base on ball four during a game in May. Was he supposed to NOT take his base? Hmmmm… And I mean, we are talking about Utley, the most mild-mannered guy in baseball. He is like the Clark Kent of the baseball world. See the resemblance?
Ya think Olsen may have blown that a bit out of proportion? Now he is dousing praise on Jamie Moyer…maybe he has finally graduated to Big Boy pants J How cute. Isn’t it nice to see them grown up right in front of you… Either that, or he’s secretly hoping Jamie will adopt him J
On to St. Louis where the Cards are missing the great Albert Pujols! Darn! I will now observe a personal moment of silence as I mourn his absence from the line-up. …Ok, I am over it now. J Go Phillies!