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Game 31: Jamie Moyer vs. Chris Capuano

At least this time Jamie Moyer will be matched up against a pitcher who was old enough to remember his first major league start in Chris Capuano. The Rockies' own personal house of horrors, Dodgers Stadium, has hosted Matt Kemp and (surprisingly) 4 other position players with more fWAR than any Rockies player, which has been effective enough to get them a 6.5 game lead over the Rockies.

That cast of characters will get their first chance of 2012 to hit against the man, the myth, the Moyer. Moyer's decent ERA and poor luck with defense is counterbalanced by his unsightly 1.66 WHIP and lack of length (5 2/3 IP per start). In pitching-friendly Dodgers Stadium, let's hope that Moyer finds that winning formula once again.

Jamie Moyer

#50 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies





Nov 18, 1962


Chris Capuano

#35 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Dodgers





Aug 19, 1978

Capuano, who actually made an All-Star game with the Brewers in 2006, was brought in as a free agent this off-season on a 2 year, $9 million deal with a mutual option. Thus far, he's been pretty excellent, going 4-0 (I know, I know) with a 2.21 ERA (3..36 FIP), 1.12 WHIP, and has struck out nearly a batter per inning (8.8 K/9).

This is the opening game of a series that the Rockies really need to win to keep pace in the NL West, because somehow, someway these Dodgers have shown themselves to be a formidable team thus far. My hope is that they turn out to be the Rockies of yesteryear.

Current Series

4 game series vs Dodgers @ Dodger Stadium

Colorado Rockies
@ Los Angeles Dodgers

Friday, May 11, 2012, 8:10 PM MDT
Dodger Stadium

Jamie Moyer vs Chris Capuano

Clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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