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Matt Moore | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 struck out 10 batters over eight innings and limited the Cubs to two hits, but the Giants lost Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday night at AT&T Park.
Moore gave up a solo homer and RBI sac fly to David Ross, but he stymied the rest of the Cubs' lineup and left the game with the Giants leading 5-2 after eight fantastic innings. San Francisco's bullpen blew it with a four-run ninth, throwing five different relievers at the unreachable save. The loss halts the Giants' run of postseason elimination game victories at 10. There will not be an even-year World Series for San Francisco in 2016. Oct 12 - 12:18 AM

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Matt Moore fired eight innings of one-run baseball to beat the Dodgers 7-1 on Sunday and lead the Giants into the Wild Card game.

He gave up an RBI single to Yasmani Grandal in the fourth inning but that was all the Dodgers could muster against him tonight. He allowed just three base hits -- all singles. He struck out six and walked two in the gem. He finishes the regular season at 13-12 with a 4.08 ERA in 33 starts with the Rays and Giants. He was maddeningly inconsistent at times. He punched out 178 batters in 198 1/3 innings.
Oct 2 - 7:36 PM

Matt Moore was phenomenal in Tuesday's 12-3 romp-of-a-win against the Rockies, striking out 11 while allowing one run on six hits over 7 2/3 innings.

This was peak Matt Moore. Not only did he strike out 11, he failed to walk a batter in the win. Moore had the luxury of an offensive surge from the Giants and held a 6-1 advantage after five innings. That lead would only grow as the game wandered into the later innings. Since coming over to the Giants from the Rays at the trade deadline, Moore has been something of a mixed bag, pitching to a mediocre 4.48 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 60 1/3 innings, but counteracting that by degrees with several brilliant starts in the vain of Tuesday's. He is currently scheduled to start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Dodgers.
Sep 28 - 1:24 AM

Matt Moore was lit up for six runs in one-plus innings by the Dodgers on Wednesday.

It was a disaster; Moore faced 11 batters and nine reaches base safely (seven hits, one walk, one HBP). It was also the polar opposite of his previous outing at Dodger Stadium, when he came within one out of a no-hitter on Aug. 25. As per usual, he's been up and down since joining the Giants. In his 10 starts, he's allowed two runs or fewer six times and five runs or more three times.
Sep 22 - 1:27 AM

Matt Moore allowed two runs over five innings Friday against the Cardinals.

It's nothing special, but it was good enough for a win after the Giants exploded for six runs in the third tonight. Moore allowed seven hits, walked three and struck out four. He's 11-11 with a 4.06 ERA overall. He'll get the Dodgers next.
Sep 17 - 2:08 AM

Matt Moore was in dominant form in Sunday's victory over the Diamondbacks, racking up 11 strikeouts over seven innings of two-run ball.

Moore allowed eight hits and a walk on the afternoon. He allowed run-scoring singles in the second and fifth innings, but was able to squash any potential rallies and keep the D'Backs at bay otherwise. Now 10-11 on the season, he'll look to further improve upon his 4.08 ERA and 1.28 WHIP when he takes on the Cardinals at home on Friday.
Sep 11 - 7:36 PM

Matt Moore didn't fare well at Coors Field Monday, lasting just 2 2/3 frames while allowing six runs.

Moore allowed just one baserunner over the first two innings, but the wheels fell off in the third, when he gave up four hits, four walks and six runs before finally being pulled. It was ugly, but we can throw this one out the window given the tough environment. Moore will have another tough matchup this weekend in Arizona.
Sep 5 - 7:04 PM

Matt Moore pitched well in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks, striking out seven while allowing one run on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Moore came within one out of a no-hitter last time he toed the rubber. While he didn't reach those heights of grandeur on Wednesday, he pitched well nonetheless. The lone run to score on his watch came when Welington Castillo picked up an RBI via a ground out in the sixth inning. In six starts with the Giants after being traded over from the Rays at the end of July, Moore has pitched to a 3.16 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 36/21 K/BB ratio. A road showdown with the Rockies shows next on his schedule.
Aug 31 - 8:02 PM

Matt Moore came within one out of a no-hitter in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Dodgers.

Moore struck out seven and walked three on the evening. Manager Bruce Bochy was noticeably agitated in the dugout as the 27-year-old southpaw's pitch count began to balloon in a 24-pitch eighth inning. Moore had thrown 120 total pitches by the end of that frame, but despite the high count, Bochy decided to trot him out for the ninth. He retired Kike Hernandez on a sinking liner to start the frame -- Denard Span made a spectacular sliding catch on that one -- then induced a ground out from Howie Kendrick. Corey Seager would break up the near no-no via a flare single to right with two outs in the frame. Ouch. He finished the game having thrown 133 pitches (88 strikes). Since coming over to the Giants at the trade deadline, Moore has pitched to a 3.41 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 29/20 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings (five starts). He will look to build off of Thursday's stellar outing in a home start against the Diamondbacks next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 26 - 1:31 AM

Matt Moore fell flat in Saturday's loss to the Mets, allowing three runs on five hits over five innings of work.

He registered three strikeouts and also issued three walks. Yoenis Cespedes feasted off Moore with an RBI double in the first inning and a solo blast in the third. Moore is now winless with a 4.70 ERA in four starts for the Giants. He'll aim for his first W Thursday against the Dodgers.
Aug 20 - 8:31 PM

Matt Moore surrendered five runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Pirates.

Moore was solid in his first two starts for the Giants, though he was often pitching around walks. He wasn't as successful tonight, giving up as many hits (six) as he did in the first two outings combined and walking three more batters. He's walked 14 in 18 innings for the Giants after totaling 40 in 130 innings for the Rays. He needs to solve those control problems quickly.
Aug 16 - 2:25 AM

Matt Moore issued five walks but managed to limit the Marlins to two runs over six innings in a loss on Tuesday.

The Marlins plated two runs in the first and that wound up being enough. Moore allowed just three hits on the night and recorded seven strikeouts, which allowed him to pitch around his wildness. He's walked 11 over 12 innings in his first two starts for the Giants. Moore takes on the Pirates the next time out.
Aug 9 - 11:02 PM

Matt Moore worked around six walks to hold the Phillies to two runs over six innings in his Giants debut Thursday.

Moore allowed just three hits and struck out seven. Moore's walk rate was well down this year, which is why he was a decent pitcher for the Rays despite surrendering 20 homers in 130 innings. The six walks today can probably be attributed to a case of nerves in his first start for a new team.
Aug 4 - 4:59 PM

Giants acquired LHP Matt Moore from the Rays for INF Matt Duffy, SS Lucius Fox, and RHP Michael Santos.

It was a last-minute deadline deal. Moore has posted underwhelming overall numbers in 2016, but he's coming off an excellent July and the Giants tend to get the most out of pitchers. Moving from the American League to the National League alone should help. The 27-year-old left-hander carries a $7 million team option for 2017, a $9 million team option for 2018, and a $10 million team option for 2019. Those will turn out to be bargain rates for the Giants if Moore can stay healthy.
Aug 1 - 4:58 PM

Matt Moore is headed to the Giants, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

The negotiations were apparently wrapped up right before the 4:00 p.m. ET trade deadline. Moore owns an underwhelming 4.08 ERA and 109/40 K/BB ratio in 130 total innings this season, but he's been much better lately and holds a ton of team-friendly options that could potentially run through 2019. It's a worthwhile risk for the Giants, who have a good history of getting the most out of pitchers.
Aug 1 - 4:06 PM

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