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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
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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

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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

Matt Moore yielded four runs -- two earned -- over seven innings Monday in a loss to the Indians.

Moore committed one of the two errors that led to two runs in the fifth. That was disappointing, but this still rates as one of his best performances of the year, considering the competition. He struck out five and walked just one.
Jul 18 - 12:59 AM

Matt Moore allowed five earned runs with 12 hits over just 3 1/3 innings in a loss Friday against the Marlins.

Moore wrapped up his ugly first half with a 3-9 record, 6.04 ERA and an abysmal 1.69 WHIP. Moore has double-digit loss totals in just two of his first four full major league seasons and he has never finished with a losing record in a season with more than 13 starts. The southpaw has been an absolute disaster from a fantasy perspective.
Jul 8 - 5:17 AM

Matt Moore walked six but held the Pirates to one run over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday.

Moore didn't seem to know where it was going most of the time; fortunately for him, the Bucs hitters didn't, either. He gave up four hits and struck out five as well, leaving with the game tied 1-1. The no-decision keeps the 28-year-old's record at 3-8 with a 5.78 ERA and 1.62 WHIP through 17 starts. He'll look to keep improving when he takes on the Marlins on Friday.
Jul 1 - 10:33 PM

Matt Moore yielded five runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

Moore struck out five and walked three in the uninspiring performance. Three of the five runs on his line came home on a pair of home runs surrendered to relatively light-hitting backstop Rene Rivera. Up next on the docket, a home start against the Pirates. Moore will carry a bloated 6.04 ERA and 1.64 WHIP into that one.
Jun 25 - 7:53 PM

Matt Moore racked up six strikeouts over seven-plus innings of three-run ball in Tuesday's victory over the Braves.

Moore allowed seven hits and a walk on the night. He allowed the Braves to scratch out a pair of runs in the second inning, then kept them at bay until the eighth. Now 3-7 on the season, Moore will look to further improve upon his 5.82 ERA and 1.58 WHIP when he squares off against the Mets on Sunday.
Jun 20 - 10:48 PM

Matt Moore had nothing while taking a no-decision in Thursday's loss to the Rockies, surrendering eight runs on 11 hits over three innings.

Moore was able to keep the Rockies in the park, but the end result was ugly all the same. He allowed three runs in the first inning, four in the second and one more in the third to put a bow on this lump of coal. The troublesome outing raised his ERA from a bloated 5.28 to an even more ungainly 6.00. Up next on the docket, a road start against the Braves as he tries for a respectable outing.
Jun 16 - 12:47 AM

Matt Moore gave up four runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Twins.

Moore's big mistake was giving up a three-run double to opposing starter Ervin Santana after walking Jason Castro to load the bases with two outs in the fourth. It was one the Giants simply couldn't recover from with the way their offense has struggled. Moore is now 2-7 with a 5.28 ERA.
Jun 10 - 1:50 AM

Matt Moore struggled in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday, surrendering five runs (four earned) on six hits over his four innings of work.

Moore also issued a pair of walks and struck out one on the afternoon. The Phillies got to him early and often in this one, with a pair of run-scoring doubles in the first inning and a two-run blast from Freddy Galvis in the second. He has been a disappointment for the Giants this season, posting a 2-6 record to go along with an uninspiring 5.22 ERA and 1.49 WHIP. He'll look to get back on track on Friday when he does battle against the Twins.
Jun 4 - 6:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Miguel Gomez
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Ryder Jones
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
3Orlando Calixte
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Carlos Moncrief
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Ty Blach
6Chris Stratton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Sam Dyson
3Hunter Strickland
4Cory Gearrin
5Josh Osich
6Albert Suarez
7Kyle Crick
8Matt Cain
9Will Smith