Moyer throws 6 2-3 scoreless innings for Phils
TAMPA, Fla. (AP)—Jamie Moyer(notes) bolstered his bid to win Philadelphia’s fifth starter spot by giving up one hit over 6 2-3 innings in the Phillies’ 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night.
“Pretty good,” Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said. “Threw good quality strikes down. Even when he missed, he was close. Got a little yo-yo on it every now and then. Back door. Up and down.”
Moyer underwent two major offseason surgeries. He had a sports hernia operation in October and underwent another procedure on his left knee in January.
“I really didn’t know what to expect because I haven’t been through his kind of thing in the past,” Moyer said. “So, go wing it and see what happens. Being in this clubhouse with this group of guys, it’s a winning environment, it’s a winning situation. It’s really hard to walk away from.”
Yankees star Alex Rodriguez(notes) went 0 for 3. His meeting Friday with federal investigators probing a Canadian doctor was delayed, and the slugger remained at spring training rather than traveling to Buffalo.
“They’re working on it,” Rodriguez said. “Whether I talked to them today or next week, it will be done and hopefully it will be done before opening day and we can move on.”
“He didn’t throw a ton of pitches (in Monday’s outing),” manager Joe Girardi said.
Hughes will be on an innings-limit this season, possibly around 170.
“We’re starting to map it out,” Girardi said. “We’ll continue to map it out.”
NOTES: Yankees RHP Joba Chamberlain(notes), who lost out to Hughes in the fifth starter competition, will pitch out of the bullpen on Saturday. Chamberlain said he is “embracing” the relief role and is in the mix to be the eighth-inning setup man for Rivera. … New York general manager Brian Cashman feels Chamberlain can be successful as a starter or reliever and that people who feel the right-hander is a failed starter are making “an inaccurate read.” … Phillies LF Raul Ibanez(notes), who entered 4 for 40, drew a pair of walks from Hughes. He grounded out against Rivera before getting hit on the right arm by a pitch two innings later. … The Yankees sent RHP Amaury Sanit to their minor league camp. .. New York C Francisco Cervelli(notes) will miss a couple days due to a family matter.