Recently, co-expert Kevin Henry and I decided to do a top 32 moments in Colorado Rockies history tournament. We decided to do it because it is the 25th season in Rockies history. Today, we discuss the third of our four #8 seeds.
On April 17, 2012, the Rockies won by a score of 5-3 against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. The pitcher who recorded the win for the Rockies was left-hander Jamie Moyer. With the win, he recorded his 268th career win and he also became the oldest pitcher in MLB history to record a win. Moyer was born on November 18, 1962 so at the time of his win, he was 49 years and 150 days old.
Here were the starting lineups for that game.
San Diego Padres
- Cameron Maybin, CF
- Mark Kotsay, LF
- Chase Headley, 3B
- Jesus Guzman, 1B
- Nick Hundley, C
- Chris Denorfia, RF
- Andy Parrino, 2B
- Jason Bartlett, SS
- Anthony Bass, SP
- Marco Scutaro, 2B
- Dexter Fowler, CF
- Carlos Gonzalez, LF
- Troy Tulowitzki, SS
- Todd Helton, 1B
- Michael Cuddyer, RF
- Wilin Rosario, C (you forgot about him, didn’t you)
- Chris Nelson, 3B
- Moyer, SP
The start was Moyer’s third start of the season. He lost his first two starts but he wasn’t awful (he had a 4.22 ERA).
In the start, Moyer went seven innings, giving up six hits, two runs (neither were earned), walking two, and striking out one on 87 pitches.
On the offensive front, they gave Moyer some support in the third inning on a two-run home run by Dexter Fowler. In the fourth, Wilin Rosario hit a solo home run to make it a 3-0 Rockies lead.
Moyer gave up his two runs after Tulowitzki committed an error with Parrino hitting. Jason Bartlett followed with a sac fly and pinch-hitter Jeremy Hermida was retired to finish the inning before Moyer was removed from the game.
The Rockies scored more runs in the eighth inning as Michael Cuddyer had a RBI double and Rosario had a sac fly.