Moore's performance was a mixed bag, with the five earned runs surrendered a black mark, but the 18 swinging strikes induced a big 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moore (2-4) allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts in a loss Tuesday to the Diamondbacks.
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.
Moore, who was lifted Thursday after throwing 96 pitches in five innings in a 6-4 loss to the Twins, has expressed a desire to be allowed to go longer in his starts, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "It's baseball. This is not Little League with pitch counts or high school where they are trying to keep you healthy and things like that. This is the major leagues - it's time to go. This is something that we prepare for.''
The 26-year-old made his comments to reporters following Thursday's game, during which he gave up eights hits and four runs over his five frames, and also blew leads in two separate instances. Moore went on to clarify that he wasn't officially questioning manager Kevin Cash's decision-making process, but wanted to emphasize how capable he feels he and his rotation mates are of working through some of the trouble they encounter within their starts. "I'm not questioning the moves they're making, I'm just saying we do have more in the tank,'' Moore said. "That if he does allow us to go out there for the sixth or the seventh or whatever inning it is, that we are going to be okay, that we are going to be able to compete in those moments. And to us starters it doesn't matter how many times the lineups turn over. It doesn't matter who we're playing. The mentality within our group is we're going to go out there until he takes the ball from us.'' After a first month of the season that saw Moore produce quality starts in three of his five trips to the mound, he's gotten past the fifth inning only once in six subsequent starts. He's currently sporting a bloated 5.46 ERA after his latest debacle Thursday night.
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