Hall offers Moyer study internship
JAMIE MOYER might have a new gig coming - if he ever stops pitching, that is. After hearing the 49-year-old Colorado Rockies lefty acknowledge he's not up on baseball history, the Hall of Fame offered him an internship to study in Cooperstown, N.Y.
JAMIE MOYER might have a new gig coming - if he ever stops pitching, that is.
After hearing the 49-year-old Colorado Rockies lefty acknowledge he's not up on baseball history, the Hall of Fame offered him an internship to study in Cooperstown, N.Y.
In making the announcement Thursday, the Hall said there's "an even more hands-on position awaiting the ageless wonder, if he ever chooses to retire."
The soft-tossing Moyer on Tuesday night became the oldest pitcher in major league history to win a game when he led Colorado past San Diego.
The Hall's 2012 class for the 10-week internship program features 15 students from across the country.
The Hall is getting Moyer's cap and glove from the historic win.
In Thursday's games *
At St. Louis, Bronson Arroyo (1-0) worked eight strong innings and Cincinnati broke loose with three home runs for a 6-3 victory over the Cardinals that averted a three-game sweep. Brandon Phillips, Ryan Ludwick and Drew Stubbs homered. The Reds had connected just once in their previous nine games. They picked on Adam Wainwright (0-3), a 20-game winner in 2010 coming off reconstructive elbow surgery that sidelined him all of 2011.
* At Miami, Greg Dobbs hit a two-run double and the Miami Marlins' strong bullpen finished off a three-game sweep that sent Chicago to its fifth straight loss, 5-3.
* At Milwaukee, Matt Kemp hit his seventh home run of the season and the Los Angeles Dodgers avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 win over the Brewers.
* At Washington, the Houston Astros set a franchise record by hitting three triples in a five-run first inning, backing starter Bud Norris with 17 hits on the way to an 11-4 victory over the Nationals.
* At Phoenix, Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 with a pair of two-run homers and five RBI to lead Atlanta to a 10-2 victory over Arizona. Mike Minor (2-1) held the Diamondbacks to five hits in eight innings.
The Cardinals are set to place first baseman Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf injury he aggravated chasing a popup. General manager John Mozeliak said the team would activate utilityman Skip Schumaker from the DL in time for Friday night's game at Pittsburgh.
* The morning after his Los Angeles Dodgers lost a game on a disputed play at the plate, manager Don Mattingly made a case for the expanded use of instant replay reviews in baseball.
Mattingly said that he would like to see plays at the plate become subject to review, and suggested that it was worth considering the use of instant replay to review any game-ending play. Currently, home runs are subject to review, although the expansion of replay to review other types of plays has been considered.
"With replay going in the NFL, and replay now in the NBA, you kind of start going, 'That's one of those calls that changes the game," Mattingly said.
Mattingly said that could apply to other game-ending situations, even doubleplay balls.
"Let's just expand it to the point where if it ends a game," he said. "A game-ending play. Let's say a doubleplay ball that you say, 'Hey, that's the end of the game, you called him out, I thought he was safe.' It seem like that could be a play [subject to review]."
Milwaukee's Nyjer Morgan was called safe on a slide home in the 10th inning Wednesday, giving the Brewers a 3-2 victory. Replays showed that catcher A.J. Ellis might have tagged him out just before he touched home plate.