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Rangers' Matt Moore: Nearly immaculate
Moore allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two over two scoreless innings in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Astros.
Moore nearly had an immaculate sixth inning, striking out the first two batters on six pitches and getting to 0-2 on the third batter before a groundout on the ninth and final pitch of the frame. The lefty, who made his fourth consecutive scoreless appearance Wednesday, has allowed one run on four hits and eight walks while striking out 10 over 8.1 innings since his contract was selected April 16. While the walk rate needs to be better, Moore credits a new grip on his curveball for his results, according to Kennedi Landry of MLB.com. Texas manager Chris Woodward has been impressed, and it looks like Moore will remain in the bullpen even when Josh Sborz (elbow) returns from the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Matt Moore: Contract selected by Rangers
Moore's contract was selected by the Rangers on Saturday.
Moore joined the Rangers on a minor-league deal in mid-March, but he'll now link up with the big-league club after Josh Sborz (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list. The 32-year-old Moore made two relief appearances at Triple-A Round Rock to begin the year, and he struck out seven in five scoreless frames. Although the southpaw has experience as a starter, he'll likely pitch out of the bullpen for now.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Matt Moore: Links up with Texas
Moore agreed Sunday with the Rangers on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to MLB spring training, independent baseball journalist Jeff Wilson reports.
Moore will be embarking on his second stint with the Rangers, after he previously spent the 2018 campaign in Texas, with whom he posted a 6.79 ERA and 1.66 WHIP over 102 innings. The Rangers have since opened a more pitcher-friendly ballpark, but the fact that Moore is now four years older and attending camp as a non-roster invitee makes it an uphill battle for him to claim a rotation spot with the big club, much less find success in his second tour with Texas. Moore at least appears to be healthy again, after he finished the 2021 campaign on the Phillies' injured list with a low-back strain. Before being shut down, he made 24 appearances (13 starts) for the Phillies, submitting a 6.29 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 63:38 K:BB in 73 frames.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: Shifts to 60-day injured list
Moore (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The move confirms that the back strain that sent Moore to the injured list Thursday will in fact be season-ending. His return to MLB after a 2020 season spent in Japan wound up being a disappointing one, as he struggled to a 6.29 ERA and 1.59 WHIP across 13 starts and 11 relief appearances. The transaction clears space on the 40-man roster for the Phillies to select Kyle Dohy's contract.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: Placed on injured list
Moore was placed on the 10-day injured list with a low back strain Thursday, retroactive to Sept. 20.
Moore tweaked his back during batting practice Wednesday, and the issue will force him to spend time on the injured list. He'll be eligible to return prior to the end of the regular season since the move was backdated to Monday, but it's not yet clear whether he'll be healthy enough in time. Left-hander Cristopher Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take his place in the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: Moving to bullpen
Moore will be available out of the bullpen Saturday, with the Phillies expected to go with bullpen days in what had been his spot in the rotation, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Moore has been ineffective for most of the season, struggling to a 6.49 ERA and 1.63 WHIP across 13 starts and eight relief appearances. The expanded September rosters mean the Phillies won't need to use him to eat innings, though he could still be used in a multi-inning relief role during those bullpen games.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: Struggles again
Moore surrendered five runs on six hits and five walks while striking out two over 3.1 innings during Tuesday's win over the Nationals. He did not factor into the decision.
A lack of control plagued Moore once again. The southpaw threw only 38 of his 82 pitches for strikes, registering a strike rate of 46.3 percent. Moore's start is the first by a Phillies pitcher with five-plus walks and two or fewer strikeouts since Henderson Alvarez in 2017. The 32-year-old has eclipsed five innings in a start just once across his last seven outings. Moore could potentially see another turn in the rotation if Zach Eflin (knee) remains on the shelf. If so, he lines up for a road start Monday at Milwaukee.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: Pulled after four innings
Moore (2-4) picked up the loss Thursday against Arizona, pitching four innings while allowing four runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Moore ran into trouble early Thursday and allowed four consecutive singles in the second inning to plate two runs, while also later surrendering a two-run home run to Nick Ahmed. The southpaw only threw 70 pitches total in the contest, and has surpassed five innings in a start once across his last six outings. Moore lines up take the mound next week in Washington if Zach Eflin (knee) remains sidelined after being scratched Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: Starting Thursday's game
Moore will start Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
The 32-year-old will step in to start on short notice after right-hander Zach Eflin was scratched due to a knee issue. Moore made his last start Friday, so he'll be pitching on normal rest in Thursday's series opener against Arizona.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: Lasts 4.1 innings Friday
Moore didn't factor into the decision Friday against San Diego after allowing two runs on three hits and four walks while fanning four across 4.1 innings.
Moore has managed to bounce back from his Aug. 10 outing against the Dodgers in which he gave up three runs and recorded just one out -- he's now allowed just two runs across 10.1 innings (two starts) since rejoining the rotation. He's started in 11 of his 19 appearances, posting a 5.93 ERA and 1.50 WHIP across 60.2 total innings so far this season.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: Stays in rotation
Moore is scheduled to start Friday's game against the Padres in San Diego.
Moore joined the rotation last week as a replacement for Chase Anderson, who had been moved to the injured list with a triceps issue, and surprised by striking out eight over six no-hit innings. The veteran southpaw had maintained a 7.67 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in his previous seven outings with the Phillies. Moore's body of work this season would suggest his most recent start is a massive outlier, but he'll at least get the chance to make one more turn through the rotation while a now-healthy Anderson works out of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: No-hits Reds through six
Moore (2-3) picked up the win Saturday, tossing six no-hit, scoreless innings while walking two and striking out eight in a 6-1 win over the Reds.
The veteran southpaw got the hook after 76 pitches (48 strikes) and handed things over to the Phillies' bullpen hoping for a combined no-hitter or at least a shutout, and predictably it couldn't get the job done as Archie Bradley served up a leadoff homer to Tyler Stephenson in the eighth inning. Both of Moore's wins on the season have come in August, as he got the victory Aug. 4 against the Nats after working four innings of long relief, but despite Saturday's outstanding effort, his 6.07 ERA on the season will likely bump him back to the bullpen once one of the Phillies' other rotation options gets healthy.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: On track to join rotation
Phillies manager Joe Girardi said Moore will likely start Saturday's game against the Reds, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Unless he's needed in relief during the Phillies' next three games, Moore will step back into the rotation as a replacement for Chase Anderson (triceps), who was placed on the injured list last weekend. Whether working as a starter or long reliever this season, Moore has been hit hard (2.1 HR/9, 1.63 WHIP) and has exhibited poor control (9.4 percent walk rate). Even in NL-only formats, Moore may do more harm than good for fantasy managers.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: Relegated to bullpen
Moore will be a reliever for the Phillies going forward, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The veteran had pitched fairly well before allowing six runs in his last two starts, which ballooned his ERA to 6.46 in 46 innings this season. Given his struggles, Moore doesn't figure to get any high-leverage opportunities out of the bullpen. Ranger Suarez will serve as Moore's replacement in the starting rotation.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: Surrenders six runs
Moore (0-3) took the loss Tuesday versus the Nationals after giving up six runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks over four innings.
Moore served up a three-run home run in each of the first two frames as Washington jumped out to an early lead. It's the second consecutive outing in which the left-hander gave up exactly six runs. He appeared set to lose his spot in the rotation with the Phillies on the verge of acquiring Tyler Anderson from the Pirates on Tuesday, but the trade fell through due to medical reasons after an initial agreement was reached. Moore has a 6.46 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 40:22 K:BB across 46 innings this season, and he tentatively lines up for his next turn through the rotation Sunday in Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: Tagged with loss
Moore (0-2) allowed six earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four across six innings to take the loss Thursday against Atlanta.
The majority of the damage Moore surrendered came in the third inning. He retired the first two batters he faced but allowed two singles and a walk before serving up a grand slam to Dansby Swanson. This was Moore's longest outing of the season, which at least offset the damage of his outing to some degree. Moore now has a 5.79 ERA with a 37:20 K:BB across 42 innings on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: Season-high nine strikeouts
Moore gave up two runs on six hits and zero walks while striking out nine through 4.1 innings in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Marlins. He did not factor in the decision.
Moore's prior season high in strikeouts was five, set April 11 in Atlanta, so this seems like quite an outlier for the journeyman lefty. He has failed to log more than 4.1 innings in any of his last three appearances and tentatively lines up to face the Yankees on the road Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Matt Moore: Lasts four innings in no-decision
Moore gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts across four innings in a no-decision versus the Cubs on Monday.
The runs against the left-hander came on a Jake Marisnick solo home run and a Javier Baez RBI double. Moore essentially had a turn skipped in the rotation after his spot start last Thursday was rained out -- his previous appearance was June 25. He's pitched to a 5.60 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 23:14 K:BB across 27.1 innings in a versatile role. He tentatively projects to make one more start before the All-Star break, but it would be a tough one during this weekend's series in Boston.... See More ... See Less
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