Matt Moore
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1 day ago

Moore is one of several Rays players drawing strong trade interest around the majors, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old southpaw has put together five consecutive quality starts, and brings the allure of a solid lefty arm that is typically coveted by contending teams down the stretch and in the postseason. Moore has hit his stride over the last eight starts, lowering his ERA from 5.56 to 4.31 over that stretch. He's only generated a 4-3 record during that span, but has notably only received a combined five runs of support over the trio of defeats.

Matt Moore
SP TB
2 weeks ago

Moore (5-7) surrendered two earned runs on five hits and a walk over 7.1 innings in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Orioles. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old southpaw posted his fourth consecutive quality start, turning in his longest outing of the season in the process. Moore has settled into a nice groove since late June, and demonstrated superior control while throwing only 93 pitches over his time on the mound. He could well be in a different uniform before month's end given the reported interest in him around the majors and if so, is building considerable momentum with his recent performances. Moore's next scheduled start is next Thursday versus the A's.

Matt Moore
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Moore (5-6) allowed four runs, two of which were earned, on seven hits and three walks while striking out four over six innings to take the loss Saturday at the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Moore gave up a pair of runs in both the fourth and fifth innings, and the Rays' offense failed to give him much support, leading to his sixth loss of the year. He's now held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in five of his last six starts, and he has a 4.46 ERA on the season. He'll make his next start after the All-Star break.

Matt Moore
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Moore (5-5) gave up two earned runs on six hits and two walks over 6.2 innings in Monday's 4-2 victory over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old southpaw followed up his seven-inning shutout of the Red Sox in his previous start with another solid outing. Moore fired 74 of his 113 pitches for strikes, while notching first-pitch strikes on 20 of 30 hitters. The effort certainly didn't do anything to diminish Moore's trade value, and he'll likely continue to be the subject of rumors for a possible move for the next several weeks. He'll look to continue his stretch of strong performances when he takes the mound for a rematch with Boston next Saturday.

Matt Moore
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Moore remains unconcerned with the increasing amount of trade rumors surrounding him, freelance Rays writer Roger Mooney reports. "Obviously that's external," Moore said of the trade rumors. "There are things that are going on in our clubhouse that are on the forefront of my mind right now, and that's to get us back in a good place, which is to win more games than we're losing.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw will take next take the hill Monday afternoon against the Angels looking to even his season record at 5-5. The appearance figures to once again attract scouts from the Royals and Rangers at a minimum, two teams that have openly been considering Moore. The 26-year-old has three quality starts in his last four trips to the mound, including two shutout performances of seven innings apiece. Moore maintains he is not affected by the trade talk and isn't keeping tabs on any rumors, although friends and family are providing updates as needed. At least publicly, he maintains some skepticism that a move would even take place. "But for that other stuff, I still feel very comfortable where we are right now," he said. "I'm not really sure what's going on there, but I don't feel like anything is going to happen, to be honest with you."

Matt Moore
SP TB
4 weeks ago

Moore (4-5) twirled seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out six in Wednesday's 4-0 victory over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw held the Red Sox hitless through five innings and escaped a key bases-loaded jam in the sixth while outpitching the Rays' former-ace David Price. Moore had been in a similar situation just five days prior to this one when he took a no-hitter into the fifth before falling apart in the sixth. This time, though, he got out of the jam en route to his fourth win of the year. The 27-year-old has tossed seven scoreless innings in two of his last four starts, and has his ERA down to its lowest point since April at 4.67.

Matt Moore
SP TB
1 month ago

Moore (3-5) surrendered seven hits, five earned runs and a walk over 6.2 innings in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Orioles. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Moore's performance was a mixed bag, with the five earned runs surrendered a black mark, but the 18 swinging strikes induced certainly a positive. He gave up a solo shot to Adam Jones in the fourth, and otherwise was done in by lesser hits. In the 'What Else Is New" category, he also suffered from a general lack of run support by the Rays offense. It was a step back overall for the 27-year-old southpaw, who'd delivered back-to-back quality starts prior to Friday's outing. He'll try to turn things around versus the Red Sox next Wednesday afternoon.

Matt Moore
SP TB
1 month ago

Moore allowed two runs on six hits, struck out five and walked two over six innings in a no-decision versus San Francisco on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He allowed a solo homer in the second and pushed across another run by plunking a batter with the bases loaded in the fifth. Over his last two starts, Moore has allowed just two runs on eight hits and struck out 15 in 13 innings. Moore will look to keep this momentum going in his next start Friday versus the Orioles.

Matt Moore
SP TB
1 month ago

Moore (3-4) tossed seven scoreless innings in Sunday's win over the Astros, allowing just two singles to Jose Altuve while walking one and striking out 10.

EDGE Analysis

The 10 K's tied his season high, while it was the first time in six starts that he hadn't allowed a home run. It was just Moore's fifth quality start on the year, as high pitch counts and sometimes shaky command have saddled him with a 5.05 ERA despite his talent. He'll look to build on his momentum Saturday when the Rays host the Giants.

Matt Moore
SP TB
2 months ago

Moore (2-4) allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts in a loss Tuesday to the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Moore still can't figure out how to keep the ball in the yard. He was touched up for home runs by Jake Lamb and Paul Goldschmidt on Tuesday to raise his total to 14 allowed on the season. Only Max Scherzer (16) has given up more home runs than Moore this season. Moore has never allowed more than 18 home runs in a season, and rediscovering that ability to keep the ball on the ground and out of the seats will be the only way for him to bring his 5.56 ERA down to earth.