Saturday, August 16, 2008

Almost Home- Live from Hotlanta... Maddux vs. Moyer- A pitching duel for the ages

45 Year Old Jamie Moyer and 42 Year Old Greg Maddux turned back the clocks last night at Petco Park with Moyer and the Phils getting the better of the home team by a final score of 1-0.

There wasn't a pitch that registered 85 the entire 7 innings that both veterans tossed before giving way to the bullpens. Maddux went back to the mound at the start of the 8TH inning where Moyer was due to lead off but the lefty was lifted for a pinch hitter. Once the PH was announced skipper Bud Black went out and took the ball from Maddux as well.

Maddux finished his night with 85 pitches and 59 went for strikes as he went after win #354 for the first time. The next "W" Maddux picks up will move him into a tie with Roger Clemens but that will have to wait for another five days...

I was able to take more pics than I will know what to do with and will write about the trip/game once the trip ends and we make it back to the Shenandoah Valley...

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