Game of the Day
Phillies 6, Yankees 3
Baseball remains America's pastime because the sport transcends the generations like no other. Jamie Moyer has eliminated the middle man by simply transcending the generations himself. He's old enough to be your grandfather's favorite lefty.
A day after the Yanks knocked ace Roy Halladay(notes) for a loop, Moyer allowed two runs and three hits over eight silver-haired innings for his 265th career victory. In doing so, he became the oldest pitcher ever to beat the Yankees. Even older than Robert E. Lee (and Phil Niekro).
"I don't think that I'm old. So I don't believe it," the 47-year-old Moyer said. "Regardless of what people think or say I still feel like I can go out and compete, and that's my ultimate job."
At least, not before Ryan Howard(notes) and Jayson Werth(notes) hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning against A.J. Burnett(notes). Back-to-back homers. What a novel concept! First time all season the Phillies did it, too.
"We scored some runs," said manager Charlie Manuel, who picked up career victory No. 700. "That's what I said before the game. We start scoring runs, that's how we win games."
Tell 'em, Hoss. And they did it for Moyer, who has beaten Yankees captains since Lou Gehrig.
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- Jamie Moyer