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Matt Moore | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 8 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details
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Matt Moore was hammered for eight runs - seven earned - and five hits with three walks and no strikeouts while recording just four outings in Tuesday's loss in Arizona.
It has been a forgettable season for Moore, who slipped to 6-15 while his ERA skyrocketed to 5.52. He isn't scheduled to make another start this season, so he'll likely be called upon for long relief down the stretch. Moore will be back for the 2018, as general manager Bobby Evans confirmed last week that the club plans to pick up his $9 million option. Sep 27 - 2:24 AM

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Matt Moore threw six scoreless innings against Colorado in a 4-0 win on Wednesday.

Moore has had a very disappointing season for the Giants, but this was a nice reminder that his struggles are not due to a lack of talent. He did allow six hits and two walks, but he struck out six and was able to keep the Rockies off the scoreboard. He'll look to build on this start when he gets the ball against Arizona on Tuesday in what will be the southpaw's last start of 2017.
Sep 20 - 6:43 PM

Giants general manager Bobby Evans told Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times that the club plans to pick up Matt Moore's $9 million club option for 2018.

The 28-year-old Moore has a disappointing 5.39 ERA this season, the highest among qualified starters in the National League, but he's healthy and capable of better. It's also worth noting that the Giants would hold a $10 million club option on him for 2019 if he bounces back. Given the market for starting pitching, the Giants will take their chances.
Sep 16 - 10:09 PM

Matt Moore lasted 4 1/3 innings and gave up four runs Wednesday in a loss to the Dodgers.

Cody Bellinger was too much for Moore to handle, driving in three of the four runs with a triple and a homer. It was Moore's shortest start since July 7. He hasn't been good at any point, but he has steadily lowered his ERA from 6.04 headed into the break to 5.39 now.
Sep 14 - 2:44 AM

Matt Moore improved to 5-13 after allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings Friday against the White Sox.

The only damage was a two-run homer from Avisail Garcia in the fourth inning. Moore fanned four and walked a pair in the victory. The southpaw has had a disappointing season on the whole with a 5.31 ERA, but he has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four out of his last five starts.
Sep 9 - 1:29 AM

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that "chances are" the Giants will exercise Matt Moore's $9 million option for 2018.

Moore has suffered through a rocky 2017 campaign that's seen him post a 5.42 ERA over 156 innings. However, there are a few reasons why picking up his option for 2018 makes sense. For one, it will give them an additional $10 million option for 2019. Also, while Moore's inconsistency can be maddening, he's still only 28 and has had some dominant starts as a Giants, including a near no-hitter and also a brillant NLDS outing versus the Cubs.
Sep 8 - 12:56 PM

Matt Moore was knocked around in Tuesday's loss to the Padres, giving up five runs on eight hits over his five frames.

The veteran southpaw walked one and struck out two on the night. The wheels fell off the tracks in the fourth inning where Jabari Blash hit a solo homer and Manuel Margot added a three-run shot. He'll carry a disappointing 5.49 ERA and 1.52 WHIP into Sunday's start against the Cardinals.
Aug 30 - 1:28 AM

Matt Moore allowed one run on five hits over six-plus innings while taking a no-decision in Wednesday's win over the Brewers.

Moore fanned six and walked two on the afternoon. Travis Shaw notched an RBI double off him in the first inning, but he otherwise kept the scoreboard clean during his time on the mound. He will carry a still-unsightly 5.38 ERA and 1.51 WHIP into a road date with the Padres next time out. While those numbers are far from impressive, Moore has now turned in three consecutive quality starts.
Aug 23 - 6:55 PM

Matt Moore pitched 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball Friday in a win over the Phillies.

Since talk of a move to the bullpen started up, Moore has responded with back-to-back quality starts. The only other time that's happened all season was in May, when he had four in a row. The win tonight was Moore's first since June 20. At 5.54, his ERA is as low as it's been since mid-June.
Aug 19 - 1:32 AM

Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News writes that the Giants have considered moving Matt Moore to the bullpen.

Moore struck out nine batters while allowing two runs over seven innings Sunday against the Nationals, but he still owns an ugly 5.71 ERA through 24 starts on the year. He made two relief appearances during his first taste of the majors in 2011, but he has pitched exclusively as a starter since. Regardless of whether he pitches out the bullpen down the stretch or not, the Giants could have an interesting decision to make about him this offseason. Moore's contract includes a $9 million club option for 2019 or a $1 million buyout.
Aug 14 - 9:17 AM

Matt Moore pitched well in a no-decision against the Nationals on Sunday night, racking up nine strikeouts over seven innings of two-run ball.

Moore scattered seven hits on the night and didn't walk a batter. Both runs that he surrendered were via solo homers, with Daniel Murphy and Ryan Zimmerman each taking him deep. The left-hander has been remarkably inconsistent this season, but continues to show occasional flashes of brilliance. He'll carry a 5.71 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Phillies.
Aug 13 - 10:36 PM

Matt Moore gave up five runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Cubs.

If the Giants were in the running for a postseason spot, they might have replaced Moore a month ago. They certainly would by now. As is, though, it makes more sense to stick with him and hope that something clicks. Still, this makes six straight starts in which he's given up four or five runs. He's 3-12 with a 5.88 ERA.
Aug 8 - 1:22 AM

Matt Moore dropped to 3-11 after giving up four runs in five innings Wednesday against the A's.

What's really remarkable about Moore's performance this year has been the consistency of his badness; this makes four straight starts in which he's given up exactly four runs. His ERA has held steady from 5.74 to 6.04 for nine straight starts now. It's really a shame no one seems to appreciate this; everyone has always asked for more consistency from Moore, and now that he's finally delivered, they're still not happy.
Aug 3 - 1:18 AM

Matt Moore allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits over 6 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.

A trying season for the Giants continues. They were leading 4-2 after a big top of the seventh inning, but Moore let that slip through his fingers like so much sand in the hourglass when he came out to pitch the bottom of the inning. The Dodgers put up a four-spot in the frame, with two of those runs landing on Moore's line -- including a game-tying RBI double surrendered to Chris Taylor. Corey Seager would hit a two-run homer later in the frame to give the Dodgers a 6-4 lead. Moore will bring a bloated 5.74 ERA and 1.59 WHIP into a home start against the A's next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 29 - 12:53 AM

Matt Moore surrendered four runs in six innings and came away without a decision against the Padres on Saturday.

It has been a rough season for the former elite prospect, but he pitched well today except for one bad inning. All four runs he allowed came home in the fourth frame. It started with a solo home run off the bat of Wil Myers, followed by three singles and then a triple by opposing pitcher Luis Perdomo. On the good side, Moore was able to punch out seven batters without issuing a base-on-balls in the contest. He owns a dreadful 3-10 record and a 5.82 ERA. Coming into today's game he had a 4.20 ERA at home and a 7.61 ERA on the road this year.
Jul 22 - 8:36 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Miguel Gomez
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Ryder Jones
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
3Orlando Calixte
4Mac Williamson
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Ty Blach
6Chris Stratton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Mark Melancon
3Hunter Strickland
4Cory Gearrin
5Josh Osich
6Albert Suarez
7Kyle Crick
8Matt Cain
9Will Smith
10Steven Okert
11Derek Law
12Reyes Moronta
13Roberto Gomez
14Pierce Johnson