Jamie Moyer faces righty Jair Jurrjens tonight as the Phils play the second game of their season.
Moyer comes off a weak spring training in which he threw to an 8.27 ERA with a 1.94 ratio. He made two starts against the Braves in 2008, throwing to a 6.55 ERA with a 1.64 ratio. He pitched well against Atlanta on June 6 of last season, allowing two runs over 5 1/3 innings. The Phils scored a run in the top of the ninth to tie the game with the help of a dropped popup by Kelly Johnson and won 4-3 in ten innings. On September 16 Moyer was hit hard by the Braves. He was charged with six runs over 5 2/3 innings. The Phils went into the seventh down 7-4, but scored four runs off the Atlanta pen to come away with an 8-7 win.
Garrett Anderson has 104 career at-bats against Moyer. He’s hit 317/327/567 (two walks in 104 at-bats). Chipper 5-for-13 (.385), McCann 8-for-18 (.444) with two homers. Kotchman 5-for-9 (.555) with five singles.
The 23-year-old Jurrjens comes off a nice 2008 season in which he went 13-10 with a 3.68 ERA and a 1.37 ratio. He allowed just 11 home runs in 188 1/3 innings last year and fared well against both righties (260/320/367) and lefties (261/333/399).
He made four ’08 starts against the Phillies, throwing to a 3.38 ERA and a 1.07 ratio. July 3, July 25, September 17 and September 22. The July 25 start was the best. In that game Jurrjens went eight shutout innings and allowed three hits and a walk.
Feliz is 3-for-7 with a home against Jurrjens in his career. Ruiz 1-for-10. Utley 2-for-10 with a home run and four strikeouts. Howard 2-for-11 with a homer.
Jurrjens threw 29 1/3 innings in spring training, pitching to a 2.76 ERA and a 1.40 ratio.
Apparently it’s your interest that allows the Phillies to pay Ibanez $11.5 million in 2011 and Geoff Jenkins $8 million not to play at all. Way to go.