Demoted to the 'pen, conditions were perfect for Jamie Moyer to make
his relief debut. Spotting Pedro Martinez, who pitched three
sharp innings before a delay, the Phils' ancient shaman summoned the rain and slung six shutout innings, stopping the free-swinging D-backs for his 11th win.
Pedro surrendered a Stephen Drew homer to lead off the game, then allowed a single after that. Otherwise, the right-hander offered a brief glimpse of old-fashioned intimidation, dropping a few nasty hooks and locking up the D-Backs with three strikeouts. But it was Moyer, in relief of the man who made him redundant, having the final word tonight, allowing two hits and no walks over six golden innings, needing just 69 pitches to do it. That's a more efficient, better-quality, longer outing than most of his starts this season. D-Backs starter Jon Garland emerged from the rain delay all wet as the Phils doused him with three runs in the third, followed by solo homers by Jayson Werth, setting a career high with 25, and Carlos Ruiz, matching his career best at six. The Phils prevailed 5-1 despite blowing a couple big, fat chances with runners on base.