It’s the Moyer and Dex Show!

Two Thirds of the Rockies six runs came from the unlikeliest of sources Wednesday night.  The duo of Dexter Fowler and Jamie Moyer combined to bat in four runs, two each, in the Rockies win against the Diamondbacks 6-1.

Moyer helped his cause in the bottom of the fourth with a two hit single.  With Dexter Fowler on second and Jordan Pacheco on third, Moyer took a swing at a slider outside the zone and connected.  The ball beat him to the bag, but was misplayed as both Goldschmidt and Corbin went for the ball.  Moyer alluded the tag and was called safe, even though a replay showed he was brushed as he passed by Goldschmidt.  Meanwhile not only did Pacheco score, but Dexter wasted no time running home from second to score.  With the RBI’s came another MLB record as Moyer became the oldest pitcher to score an RBI.

On the mound Moyer was excellent, going 6 1/3 and giving up only one run on six hits.  He struck out five while issuing two walks.  He had the Diamondback hitters swinging ahead of pitches the whole time and, other than a couple of mistakes, kept the tempo and game exactly where he wanted it.  He was given a standing ovation as he left the field.

Dex's Triple Hitting the Wall - photo by Rox Addict
Dex's Triple Hitting the Wall - photo by Rox Addict

Dexter’s night began with a triple to deep center and almost ended with him coming up to the plate, a home run shy of hitting for the cycle.  Before the game Jim Tracy mentioned that he spoke with Fowler and basically said he wanted him to play, but Dex needed to make it easier on himself.

Message received loud and clear!

His next at bat, after his two RBI triple, was a  double off a line drive to left.  Then he hit a single on his third at bat and everyone was hoping he would have a chance to complete the cycle in the ninth.

Unfortunately Jordan Pacheco, who was also having an excellent game at the plate, couldn’t extend the inning to give him a chance and Dexter was left on deck.

Another pleasant surprise of the night was Esmil Rogers coming into the ninth and completely dominating the final three batters.  He induced two popups and ended the game by striking out Gerardo Parra on a nasty slider.

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GARY
GARY
8 years ago

Three straight quality starts.Thank god the Mets and Braves aren’t coming to town!

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

Dr. Jekyll – I mean Esmil Rogers – threw 11 pitches, 11 strikes, 0 balls.

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

I like that lineup a lot. With Colvin and Fowler in there — and Rosario and Pacheco too — you’ve got a lot of youthful energy. I’d rather see us moving toward a youth infusion now. And who knows, maybe the kids will actually produce better results than the old guys. Gives us something fun to watch now, and sets us up better for next year all at the same time. I love Helton and can’t believe how effective he… Read more »

rockymountainhigh
rockymountainhigh
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

And move Tulo to the two-hole.

sam
sam
8 years ago

Great game by the rockies, actually played pretty good defense behind moyer for a change. I find Rogers mind-boggling one day hes lights out like tonight he does have some real nasty pitches. But tomorrow he might have no control at all and issue consecutive walks. He find can find consistency he will be great. but he is needed on this team IMO. now lets see nicasio dominate tonight. I predict Tulo and Cargo will both homer tonight, mark my… Read more »

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago
Reply to  sam

Hence my post, Rogers is Jekyll and Hyde. Last night we got Jekyll.

Sam I agree Tulo’s AB’s have looked better lately. This would be a great time for him to get hot – and CarGo to stay hot. Let’s make some hay while the sun shines at Coors.

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

Rogers had a perfect inning for what is happening today – there apparently is some trade talk going on with him right now…let’s hope they don’t go back and look at his previous failed outings…

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago

Forgot to put this into the article, but Dex’s average jumped from .219 to .242 last night…i heard the Cowboy during post game say that and I couldn’t believe it…today he tweeted this: “Lets see OBP the new stat of import. All the bagging on #dexter fowler. Anyone notice he has higher OBP than Scutaro and Colvin?” Easy there Dex haters, no need to jump on this comment and tear it apart…yes, he is still a liability most nights, but… Read more »

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Didn’t Cowboy also say Dex is 4th on the team in RBIs?

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

yep:

Gonzalez: 30
Cuddyer: 23
Helton: 21
Fowler: 16
Hernandez: 15

Just Say No to Waves
Just Say No to Waves
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Dex can’t get no love

Just Say No to Waves
Just Say No to Waves
8 years ago

Dexter Stats among regular starters in 2012 (excluding todays game):
3rd in OBP (in between cargo and tulo)
4th in RBI (two more than tulo)
3rd in HR (4 way tie)
2nd in triples (he actually is now tied for 1st in triples after todays game)
3rd in OPS (amongst rockies with more than 60 ab, 2nd amongst rockies with more than 70 ab)
1st in grief (nobody has gotten more greif in the offensive side than Dex)

egossage
egossage
8 years ago

We’ll see where he ends up in all those stats at the end of the year. Gaurantee none of them will be as high as they are now.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago
Reply to  egossage

I would gladly take that bet, and I would also up the ante that all those stats at year will be better than Colvin’s as well.

egossage
egossage
8 years ago

You’re on! Dex wont be starting after the All-Star break. I love taking advantage of you Dexter fans!

egossage
egossage
8 years ago
Reply to  egossage

We aren’t counting triples by the way. He’ll be first in triples.

3rd in OBP? No way. Helton, Cuddyer, Tulo and Cargo will be ahead of him, maybe even Scutaro.

4th in RBI? Nope!

3rd in HR? Hahaha!!!! That would be a bad thing if that happened. Bet Colvin finishes with more HR

3rd in OPS? Uh no.

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