Glavine Bests Moyer in Battle of Vets

Career victory number 292 gives Mets a series win
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2007 10:11 AM CDT
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(Newser) – In a meeting between starting pitchers almost ready to collect their pensions, youthful 41-year-old Tom Glavine out-pitched 44-year-old Jamie Moyer as the Mets topped the Phillies 5-3 Thursday at Shea Stadium. Glavine earned victory number 292 of his storied career.

The pitchers combined age (85 years, 163 days) represents the oldest match-up of lefties in Major League history, and the second oldest among any pitchers. The Mets took advantage of Moyer’s three hit batsmen, grabbing a 4th inning lead they never surrendered. Jimmy Rollins hit two home runs for Philadelphia, which lost two of three to its division rivals. “I pitched myself into some jams today,” Moyer said. “I probably deserved what I got.”