Via Deadspin, the ineptness of their pitching staff is forcing the Colorado Rockies to resort the Eightiest of baseball tropes — the four-man rotation.
Within the story, it mentions the last team to attempt this was the 1995 Royals, featuring 1989 Rookie Star turned stellar reliever Tom “Flash” Gordon.
Bonus points if you knew current Dodger shortstop Dee Gordon is Flash’s son.
Side note: I started — but never finished — Stephen King’s “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.”
Sad day for 1980s baseball players, as Jamie Moyer was DFA’d by the Colorado Rockies yesterday. Looks like he’ll never get that 300th win.
Todd Frazier throwing his bat at a Moyer pitch and hitting it out of Great American Ballpark just might’ve done the old southpaw in. Giancarlo Stanton hitting a 150 m.p.h. Spartan Laser off of him that broke a scoreboard at Marlin Park didn’t help either.
In honor of Moyer, here is Mike Morgan — another pitcher that played in parts of four decades.
Last night, Jamie Moyer notched an infield single in the fourth inning of the Rockies’ 6-1 victory over the Diamondbacks.
The squibber drove in two runs, giving the Moyer the distinction as the oldest player in MLB history to record in an RBI — surpassing Julio Franco.
Moyer also worked into the seventh inning on the mound, scattering six hits and striking out five, to pick up career win No. 269.
Here’s hoping he gets to 300.
Eighteen seasons in the MLB, legendary “RBI Baseball” status, 47.9 career WAR, Ellis Burks also hammered 352 home runs.
Personally glad a good portion of those didn’t occur while he was a wearing a Boston Beaneaters cap.