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Matt Moore | Starting Pitcher | #55

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 touched up for five runs on 10 hits and a walk over five frames in Monday's loss to the Marlins.
The Rays gave Moore a couple extra days of rest before this outing, but it didn't help. The left-hander's downward spiral after a promising start continues, and he now is looking at an ERA sitting at a season-high 5.47. Moore probably can't afford many other slip-ups before the Rays consider making a change in their rotation. He'll face the Yankees next. May 23 - 11:16 PM

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Matt Moore's next start will be Monday in Miami.

This will allow the struggling left-hander two additional days of rest, and it also pits him against the Marlins instead of the right-handed sluggers of Detroit. Moore showed promise in the early going this season, but he's had a tough time reaching the fifth inning lately and owns a 5.09 ERA in eight total starts for the year. "It's not the easy thing to do, to make adjustments in season," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "We had an opportunity to do it with this off day (Thursday), so we jumped on it."
May 18 - 9:49 AM

Matt Moore couldn't find his groove in earning a no-decision against the A's on Sunday, yielding four runs on seven hits over five innings.

Moore pitched well in stretches, but made several costly mistakes to Danny Valencia. Valencia whacked a solo home run off him in the first inning and followed that up with a two-run shot in the fifth to account for three of the four runs on Moore's line. He struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. The 26-year-old southpaw will carry a tough 5.09 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 46/15 K/BB ratio (46 innings) into his next scheduled start, a road date with the Tigers.
May 15 - 4:18 PM

Matt Moore lasted 4 2/3 innings and allowed two runs in a no-decision Monday against the Mariners.

Moore had a little trouble bouncing back from his last start and worked on five days' rest tonight. Perhaps he needs a bit longer of a break this time. He's flashed good stuff this year, but it's possible he's not ready to throw 200 innings in his second year back from Tommy John surgery.
May 10 - 3:17 AM

Matt Moore will have his next scheduled start pushed back until Monday.

Moore looked a bit fatigued as he got pounded by the Dodgers on Tuesday which prompted the Rays to consider skipping his start on Sunday. They'll simply give him an extra day of rest instead in the hopes that he bounces back strong.
May 6 - 8:49 PM

Matt Moore could be skipped on his next turn through the Rays' rotation.

Moore got pounded for seven runs on eight hits over just 4 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Dodgers and the Rays face a lefty-mashing team this weekend in the Angels. It might be a good time to get the 26-year-old southpaw a breather. Matt Andriese or Erasmo Ramirez could fill in versus Anaheim.
May 5 - 9:01 AM

Matt Moore allowed seven runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Moore served up a couple homers along with walking three batters on the night. The start was his worst of 2016, leaving him with a 4.95 ERA and 1.21 WHIP through six starts on the year. What's more, he's now lost three straight starts. He'll look to get back in the win column Monday at the Mariners.
May 3 - 10:24 PM

Matt Moore struck out nine and only allowed three runs in seven innings of work on Wednesday night, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Orioles.

Moore has flashed great stuff this spring and often looks to be cruising, but one or two mistakes have kept him from posting dominant numbers. On Wednesday, it was a two-out meatball to Joey Rickard in the fifth inning. It resulted in a two-out, three-run homer -- the only blemish on the night for Moore. The southpaw still appears poised to take the next step at any time. He has now has a 35:7 K:BB ratio and a 3.66 ERA. He’ll next get the Los Angeles Dodgers at home on Tuesday.
Apr 27 - 10:02 PM

Matt Moore battled through 6 2/3 innings against the Yankees on Friday and ultimately took credit for four earned runs, 10 baserunners, and his first loss.

Moore had looked sharp in his first three starts. He commanded the baseball well, struck guys out, and flashed some killer off-speed stuff that left hitters befuddled. On Friday, though, the wheels came off in the middle innings. The Yankees got back-to-back two-out singles in the fifth before Jacoby Ellsbury stole home. Things didn’t get better in the sixth, as he gave up a trio of base hits. A lot of pitches to a lot of batters, which wore him down and spoiled a promising outing. Still, he battled and managed to limit the damage. His ultimately ERA rose to 3.60, and the southpaw is expected to face the Orioles at home next Wednesday in a tough matchup.
Apr 22 - 10:23 PM

Matt Moore was stellar in Sunday's 3-2 win over the White Sox, striking out 10 and allowing two runs over 6 1/3 innings.

Moore surrendered RBI singles in the third and seventh innings, but he was money beyond that. The lefty surrendered just five hits without walking a batter and now holds a 2.95 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 21/3 K/BB ratio across 18 1/3 innings (three starts) this season. Moore will look to keep up this nice roll in a road start against the Yankees next time he toes the rubber. There are positive signs all around for the 26-year-old former top prospect.
Apr 17 - 4:37 PM

Matt Moore was fantastic in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Indians, tossing seven innings of one-run ball.

Moore struck out five against one walk for the evening. The lone run to score against him came in the fourth inning, when Francisco Lindor rocked him for a solo home run. That would be the only run the Indians managed to score in the game. After pitching just five innings against the Blue Jays in his first start, he provided much-needed length on Wednesday. Positive signs as he looks to return to his All-Star form from 2013. Moore will attempt to repeat Tuesday's results when he stares down the White Sox in his next start.
Apr 13 - 12:03 AM

Matt Moore allowed five hits and three earned runs over five innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

He finished with six strikeouts and a pair of walks. Moore got off to a strong start but lost his way in the third inning. He allowed the first two men to reach before serving up an opposite field homer to reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson. Moore was an All-Star in 2013 but he hasn’t pitched like one since coming back from Tommy John surgery. His next assignment comes Tuesday against Cleveland.
Apr 6 - 4:10 PM

Matt Moore allowed three runs in three innings and walked three Friday against the Tigers.

Moore's strong spring was partly the result of improved control in his second year back from Tommy John surgery. It just didn't materialize today. His upside makes him an intriguing flier in mixed leagues, but it's probably not realistic to expect it to all come together for him right away this year.
Apr 1 - 4:26 PM

Matt Moore tossed six scoreless innings Tuesday as the Rays beat the Cuban National Team 4-1 in Havana.

Moore turned in another impressive showing today after striking out eight Phillies last time out. He still doesn't have quite the same stuff he possessed before his arm problems, but his velocity and curveball will be more than sufficient if he continues to show improved fastball command. He should be climbing up draft boards this spring.
Mar 22 - 5:46 PM

Matt Moore struck out eight while allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings in the Rays' 6-1 defeat of the Phillies on Thursday.

Moore's stock is climbing some. He's displayed pretty good velocity, and even more encouraging is that he's yet to walk a batter in 10 1/3 innings. He's averaged 4.1 walks per nine innings in his major league career.
Mar 17 - 4:56 PM

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2B1Logan Forsythe
2Taylor Motter
SS1Brad Miller
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3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
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CF1Kevin Kiermaier
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RF1Steven Souza
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Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
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