Stat of the Day

87 – The combined age of the San Diego Padres David Wells and the Arizona Diamondbacks Randy Johnson, starting pitchers who faced each other on Tuesday. That marked the oldest matchup of southpaws in MLB history, as both are 43 years old. Neither had a good outing, as Wells (1-1) got the win in five innings of work, giving up five earned runs on eight hits and two walks. Johnson, who made his season debut six months after back surgery and making his first start with the D’Backs after two 17-win seasons with the New York Yankees, struggled more in five innings pitched also, giving up six earned runs off six hits, four walks and two hit batters despite striking out seven.

The previous mark of oldest duo of left-handed starting pitchers was set on April 12 when 44-year-old Jamie Moyer of the Philadelphia Phillies took on 41-year-old Tom Glavine of the New York Mets.

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