Tag:Jorge Posada
Posted on: June 16, 2010 11:36 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2010 11:52 pm

Ageless Moyer not slowing down

Jamie Moyer You watch Jamie Moyer and you wonder how, in nearly a quarter of a century, major-league hitters have not figured out how to hit this stuff.

But he just keeps doing it, making batters look silly with a fastball that tops out at 82 mph and a changeup slower than Bugs Bunny's. But being able to put the ball where you want it goes a long way. Check out the location chart from Wednesday's start against the Yankees.

At age 47, Moyer just keeps on going. In fact, he's not even slowing down. His WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) is on pace to be the fifth-best of his 24-year major league career.

On Wednesday, baseball's oldest player took the mound at the new Yankee Stadium for the first time, the 48th park he's pitched in. Some other numbers:

* At 47 years, 155 days of age, Moyer became the oldest pitcher ever to defeat the Yankees (Phil Niekro was 47 and 122 days).

* Moyer won his 265th game and stands 37th on baseball's career list.

* Moyer gave up two home runs and now has surrendered 504, just one behind Robin Roberts for the all-time lead.

* As noted by Tyler Kepner of the New York Times , Moyer was older than both men in the Yankees broadcast booth Wednesday night (Paul O'Neill and Al Leiter), Yankees manager Joe Girardi and four members of the New York coaching staff.

* Also via the Times , Moyer caught Mark Teixeira, Jorge Posada and Curtis Granderson looking for his first three strikeouts of the night. The pitches were 80, 81 and 81 mph.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: June 12, 2010 4:12 pm

Posada in elite company

Yankees catcher (well, usually catcher -- he's playing DH right now as he comes back from a broken foot) Jorge Posada hit his 250th homer today against the Mets, a third-inning grand slam. It ties him for seventh on the Yankees' all-time home run list with Graig Nettles.

MLB.com points out that the milestone also makes Posada the fifth catcher in major league history with 250 homers, 1,000 hits and 350 doubles. The other four are either in or headed for the Hall of Fame: Carlton Fisk, Ivan Rodriguez, Gary Carter and Johnny Bench.

It's got to be pretty overwhelming for Posada to look at the Yankees' all-time homer list and see only these names ahead of him: Ruth, Mantle, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Berra.

-- David Andriesen

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 10, 2010 7:37 pm

Posada progressing

Yankees catcher Jorge Posada participated in catching drills before Thursday's game, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.

"He's obviously progressing the way we want," Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters. "We like what we see."

Posada is scheduled to do more catching drills on Friday, his first back-to-back work in his rehab from a broken bone in his right foot. Posada hurt his foot May 16 against the Twins.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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