The last time Jamie Moyer started for Colorado, the Rockies’ ageless wonder made history. The 49-year-old looks for his second consecutive victory in the series opener, postponed to Tuesday by rain. The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to struggle offensively, scoring just four runs in three games in losing two of three to St. Louis this weekend. Pittsburgh has yet to score more than five runs in a game this season and ranks last in the majors with a .202 team batting average.
Moyer became the oldest pitcher ever to win a major-league game on April 17, downing San Diego with seven strong innings at Coors Field. The Colorado Rockies dropped six of 10 to start the season, but have won four of their last five. Kevin Correia gets the start for Pittsburgh, looking for his third consecutive excellent outing. Pittsburgh has scored just five runs in his two starts, but is in the middle of the pack in the NL Central thanks to a pitching staff that ranks third in the NL in ERA (2.53).
Rockies Pirates Betting
When: 7:05 PM ET, Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, Root Sports (Denver), Root Sports (Pittsburgh)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Colorado LH Jamie Moyer (1-2, ERA 2.55) vs. Pittsburgh RH Kevin Correia (1-0, ERA 1.50).
Seven months shy of his 50th birthday and coming off Tommy John surgery, Moyer has allowed three earned runs or less in all three of his starts. The victory over Colorado gave Moyer 268 for his major-league career, which began in 1986. Correia has reached double-figures in victories each of the past three years, and has given up seven hits and two runs in a pair of six-inning outings against the Dodgers and Giants to start 2012.
1. Monday’s rainout will be made up as part of a Wednesday doubleheader.
2. Colorado right fielder Michael Cuddyer leads the Rockies in hits (19) and doubles (eight), hitting .345.
3. Correia turned 6-years-old two months after Moyer made his major-league debut.