It's getting to the point where somebody needs to start asking the tough questions about Moyer's place in the rotation. [Not us, because we can't get a press pass...]
No other pitcher, except possibly Cole Hamels, would be able to sustain this kind of failure. Brett Myers had a stint in the minors. Adam Eaton was given his walking papers. I understand the circumstances are vastly different with Moyer, but one thing is the same in all of these cases, ineffective pitching.
And thought of replacing Moyer for even just a start or two? Apparently not yet. Manuel said after last night's game, "I don't see how he can get right sitting."
Moyer, because of his experience and overall track record, deserves and is going to get a much longer leash than Myers or Eaton or even Blanton if he continues to struggle. But all leashes eventually run out of slack. Moreover, one of his perceived assets (age) may be the reason he needs to be replaced. Another start or two like the previous and it may be time look at Moyer as an old 40-something pitcher who just can't do it anymore.
Opp Score IP H R
LAD L 2-9 4.1 8 7
NYM L 5-7 2.1 7 7
NYM W 6-5 5.2 7 5
FLA W 13-2 6.0 7 1
MIL W 11-4 6.0 7 4
WAS W 9-8 6.0 8 4
ATL L 0-4 5.0 8 4