National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Tuesday, April 24th
(All times Eastern)
Colorado Rockies (8-7) at Pittsburgh Pirates (6-9), 7:05 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Colorado - Jamie Moyer (1-2, 2.55)
Pittsburgh - Kevin Correia (1-0, 1.50)
(Sports Network) - Record-setting southpaw Jamie Moyer will try again to make
his first start since becoming the oldest pitcher to win a major-league game,
when the Colorado Rockies visit PNC Park to open a weather-addled three-game
series with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The series was initially scheduled to start Monday, but was impacted by
inclement weather that brought rain and snow to western Pennsylvania.
Rather than ending with a single game Wednesday, the teams will play a
doubleheader set to begin at 12:35 p.m.
Both of Monday's scheduled starters will get the ball tonight.
Twenty-six years after winning seven games for the Chicago Cubs in 1986, Moyer
tossed seven innings of six-hit ball against San Diego - allowing a pair of
unearned runs in a 5-3 defeat of the Padres on April 17.
In doing so, he became the oldest player in major-league history to win a game
at 49 years, 151 days, breaking the previous record held by Jack Quinn, who
was 49 years, 70 days old when he won Sept. 13, 1932, for the Brooklyn
"His interest level wasn't to come here and just win one game," Rockies
manager Jim Tracy said. "He's interested in doing a lot more over the course
of a six-month season."
It was Moyer's first win in three starts for the Rockies, whom he joined as a
free agent in January after not pitching in the majors since 2010 with the
In his initial two outings, he gave up 13 hits and eight runs in 10 2/3
innings while losing to Houston and San Francisco.
Lifetime against Pittsburgh, he's 5-7 in 16 appearances with a 4.97 earned run
For the Pirates, a relative youngster, 31-year-old righty Kevin Correia, is
still set to make his third start of the season after two strong outings.
The San Diego native has given up just two runs in 12 innings on seven hits
while getting a no-decision and a win at Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The Pirates lost to the Dodgers but beat the Giants and have scored only five
runs in Correia's two outings - compared to the Cardinals' barrage in
He is 3-5 in 30 career games against Colorado.
On Sunday in Milwaukee, Michael Cuddyer cracked the go-ahead two-run double in
the top of the eighth inning and the Rockies slipped past the Milwaukee
Brewers, 4-1, in the finale of a three-game series at Miller Park.
Jason Giambi and Carlos Gonzalez each knocked in a run, while Troy Tulowitzki
had two hits and a run scored for the Rockies, who have won four of their last
Jeremy Guthrie (2-1) gave up just one run on three hits and three walks while
striking out two over seven innings of work. Rex Brothers and Matt Belisle
combined for a scoreless eighth and Rafael Betancourt worked a 1-2-3 ninth to
collect his fifth save of the season.
"It was a great series to win, especially two out of three against two of the
premier relievers in our league," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "Guthrie
gave us seven great innings and it goes without saying that the eighth was the
key to the game. This is a significant accomplishment for our ball club."
In Pittsburgh, Kyle Lohse tossed seven superb innings on Sunday and the St.
Louis Cardinals topped the Pirates, 5-1, in the finale of a three-game set.
Casey McGehee drove in the only run of the day for the Pirates, who got seven
innings from starter Erik Bedard in defeat.
Bedard (0-4) gave up three runs - two earned - on seven hits and four walks
while fanning seven.
"I thought it was a very blue-collar effort from Erik today," Pirates manager
Clint Hurdle said. "He battled and gave us seven, but was maybe just a tick
The Rockies have won five of their past seven in Pittsburgh.
04/24 10:36:49 ET