Moyer Magic

Jamie Moyer can’t be beat.

It’s too bad this isn’t 1885 and starting pitchers can pitch every other day because the Phillies could have pitched Moyer twice this weekend against the Florida Marlins at Dolphin Stadium. He allowed two runs in six innings last night in a 4-2 victory over the Marlins that moved the Phillies back into sole possession of first place in the National League East.

Jamie Moyer gave up four hits and two runs in six innings against the Marlins.

Moyer is 10-0 with a 3.03 ERA in 10 career starts against the Marlins.

Not too shabby.

The Phillies signed Adam Eaton to a three-year, $24.5 million contract before the 2007 season.

Baseball people at the time called the signing a mistake.

The Phillies acknowledged yesterday those people were right. Eaton has been bumped from the rotation to the bullpen after the Phillies acquired Joe Blanton on Thursday in a trade with the Oakland Athletics. Had Eaton been doing the job the Phillies expected him to do, they would not have needed to make a trade. Eaton would be stockpiling innings and wins.

But Eaton is 13-18 with a 6.06 ERA in 49 starts since he joined the Phillies, so Eaton can’t say he hasn’t been given an opportunity to pitch his way out of his troubles on the mound.

In the Phillies Notebook: Brad Lidge’s arm remains attached to his upper body and the Phillies could be talking with the Colorado Rockies about a potential trade before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.