Moore (7-7) allowed just one unearned run on four hits, five strikeouts and four walks over 6.2 innings in a victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday afternoon. After two strong months to begin the year, Moore blew up in June, but he's back to his early season form in July. This month, he's 3-2 with a 2.44 ERA, which is easily his best ERA of any month this season. His fantasy value will greatly depend on whether he's traded before the deadline or not, but it's a great sign he's pitching so well. If he stays in Tampa Bay, his next start will be Tuesday versus the Royals.
Moore is one of several Rays players drawing strong trade interest around the majors, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. 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.
Moore (6-7) held the A's to three runs on four hits over seven innings Thursday, striking out six and walking two in a 7-3 win. That makes five consecutive quality starts for Moore, although he's just 3-2 with a not-so-impressive 20:10 K:BB in that span. That's suggestive of the lefty getting by on smoke and mirrors, and indeed, BABIP has been on his side lately. He remains a serviceable starter for head-to-head formats, especially deeper ones, but Moore's ratios don't offer much help to owners in roto leagues.
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. 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.
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. 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.