Philadelphia Phillies-Cincinnatti Reds: Moyer Better, Still Stuck on 249

May 20, 2009 by  
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Jamie Moyer entered Wednesday night’s game looking for that elusive win number 250 for his career. While he put together a respectable outing, Moyer still finds himself looking for the milestone victory as the Cincinnati Reds took game two of the three game set by a score of 5-1.

Moyer pitched six full innings and allowed nine base hits, leading to three runs (all earned). He allowed only one walk and struck out two. A Ryan Hannigan solo home run in the second inning put the Reds up 2-0 in the second inning, which would be all they needed.

Reds starting pitcher Aaron Harang shut down the Phillies bats for the night by limiting them to four hits, one coming in the form of a Raul Ibanez solo home run in the fourth inning. Harang struck out nine batters and walked just one in seven innings. The Reds tacked on a couple runs on a Brandon Phillips triple in the seventh inning.

While the Phillies’ winning streak was halted, the team should feel good about Moyer’s effort. He seemed to be his usual self in the game and gave the Phillies what should be expected out of Moyer. Untimely lack of offense is what prevented Moyer from picking up his 250th career win on this night though.

Moyer is next scheduled to pitch against the Florida Marlins, a team he has been dominant against in his career.

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Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies

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