Jamie Moyer Struggles Against White Sox, But Still On Track To Make Rockies Rotation

Jamie Moyer’s outing on Wednesday could have clinched a spot in the Rockies’ starting rotation for him, especially after his last start, which was four perfect innings against the Giants.

Unfortunately, Moyer had a rough time against the White Sox, throwing 89 pitches over four innings, giving up seven hits, three walks and three runs, hitting a batter and throwing a wild pitch.

Nevertheless, as of now, he’s still on target to open the season with Colorado. Troy Renck:

Moyer remains the favorite to secure the fifth spot in the rotation, ahead of Guillermo Moscoso and Tyler Chatwood. In fact, it wouldn’t be a shock to see him slot higher to create diversity. As it stands, the Rockies’ order in spring games is Jeremy Guthrie, Moyer, Juan Nicasio, Jhoulys Chacin and Drew Pomeranz. Splitting two hard-throw right-handers with a pillow-tossing lefty would be an interesting strategy, one that has likely been tossed around by Rockies’ officials.

“Pillow-tossing”. You know, that would actually be interesting to watch. The way Moyer throws, hitters would probably have less of a chance to hit a pillow he threw, than a baseball, even though the pillow is much larger.

Moyer will have one more spring start, early next week against the Mariners, and if he shows well in that start, he’ll probably head back to Colorado as a Rockie. Besides, we need more players like this:

As Jamie Moyer spiked a curveball in the third inning today against the White Sox, he screamed at himself. “(Gosh darn) Jamie, Let’s get it going!”

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