Matt Moore SP TB 21 hours ago

Moore may be pulled from his scheduled start against the Angels this Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Kevin Cash has labled his starter for Sunday's contest "to be determined", with speculation that either Matt Andriese or Erasmo Ramirez may get the call against the southpaw-mashing Angels. After notching quality starts in three of the previous four outings, Moore was touched up for eight hits (including two homers) and seven earned runs by the Dodgers on Tuesday. The change, if it does occur, would likely only involve a one-day delay in starts for the 26-year-old, as opposed to a skipped turn in the rotation.

Matt Moore SP TB 2 days ago

Moore (1-3) was clobbered by the Dodgers in Tuesday's loss. He allowed seven runs, eight hits and three walks while striking out a season-low two in just 4.1 innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After starting the season with three solid outings, Moore's now lost three consecutive while ballooning his ERA two full points over that span. A couple of major deficiencies has been his poor 1.5 HR/9 and low strand rate (63.2 percent). However, the right-hander's 9.17 K/9 makes up for some of that and, assuming the strikeouts continue, Moore is still safe to deploy in deep leagues.

Matt Moore SP TB 1 week ago

Moore (1-2) took the loss against the Orioles on Wednesday despite striking out nine and surrendering only three hits, three earned runs and two walks over seven innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

On a night where the Rays offense was once again muted, Moore's one major mistake proved to be the difference. His fifth-inning, two-out offering to Joey Rickard was launched into the left-field stands for a three-run homer, nullifying what otherwise was a stellar effort by the southpaw. He equaled his longest stint on the mound this season, while also yielding the lowest amount of hits in a start to date. However, both the long ball and to a certain extent, his control, once again helped derail him. The 26-year-old has surrendered a homer in four of his five starts, and has also walked multiple batters in three of those games. On the plus side, he's certainly missing plenty of bats, having recorded 24 whiffs over his last 20 innings of work. He'll try to get back in the win column in his next trip to the mound on Tuesday versus the Dodgers.

Matt Moore SP TB 2 weeks ago

Moore allowed four runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out five over 6.2 innings of a 6-3 loss to the Yankees on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moore (1-1) battled, but the Yankees kept chipping away and finally hung a loss on the Rays' southpaw. The good news is, he continues to show good control throwing 71 of 110 pitches for strikes, and maintaining his very solid 26:5 K:BB ratio. Command has always been his nemesis, so if he continues to hit his spots, a big year could be the result.

Matt Moore SP TB 3 weeks ago

Moore (1-0) was dominant in Sunday's win over the White Sox, allowing two runs on five hits over 6.1 innings while striking out 10 without walking a batter.

Competitive Edge Analysis

His control has been particularly impressive so far in 2016, and Moore now has a 2.95 ERA and 21:3 K:BB through 18.1 innings and three starts. He'll face a tough test next Saturday, however, when the Rays are on the road against the Yankees.

Matt Moore SP TB 3 weeks ago

Moore allowed just one run on five hits and a walk over seven innings Tuesday in a no-decision against Cleveland. He struck out five.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moore induced 12 swinging strikes in his 104 pitches as he had Cleveland off balance all night. The only major blemish was a Francisco Lindor solo home run. Moore bounced back well from a tough Opening Day start against Toronto and now has a 3.00 ERA.

Matt Moore SP TB 1 month ago

Moore gave up three runs, five hits and two walks in five innings with six strikeouts while taking a no-decision Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Josh Donaldson's three-run homer in the third was the only damage done to Moore, who avoided the loss thanks to Steven Souza Jr.'s three-run blast in the bottom of the eighth inning. Moore struggled with his control most of the day as only 61 of his 102 pitches went for strikes -- of which, only 19 were called strikes by the umpire. The 26-year-old lefty will look to earn his first win of the season next week at home against the Indians.

Matt Moore SP TB 1 month ago

Moore surrendered a hit, three earned runs and three walks over three innings in Friday's 9-4 spring loss to the Pirates. He struck out three.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moore looked somewhat shaky in his final tune-up, but remains satisfied with how the exhibition slate turned out. "I was pretty happy with the results and how we worked the process the whole time," Moore said. "I thought my in-between days -- my work days on the side -- were good. I think we have a good foundation heading into the season." The 26-year-old made it through spring training unscathed with respect to his surgically repaired elbow, and posted a 3.38 ERA and 14 strikeouts over 13.1 spring innings.

Matt Moore SP TB 1 month ago

Moore will pitch in a minor-league camp game on Sunday for his next scheduled start,

Marc Topkin of Tampa Bay Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 26-year-old southpaw has been impressive over 10.1 spring innings, and has generated a 1.74 ERA over three exhibition starts. As he opted to do with ace Chris Archer, manager Kevin Cash will have Moore face minor-league hitting as opposed to a division rival in the Blue Jays, the big-league club's opponent on Sunday.

Matt Moore SP TB 1 month ago

Moore (1-0) threw six scoreless innings of six-hit ball in Tuesday's 4-1 exhibition victory over the Cuban National Team. He walked a batter and struck out three.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moore continued building on what has been an outstanding spring, now having surrendered just two earned runs over 16.1 spring innings. The 26-year-old southpaw's arm appears primed for the rigors of the regular season, and fully recovered from April 2014 Tommy John surgery. Moore figures to have one more extended start, likely on Sunday, before making an abbreviated appearance prior to the conclusion of the exhibition slate.