Moore has been scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Angels with neck stiffness, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Moore was slated to toe the rubber in place of Felix Hernandez (rest), but the neck issue will keep Moore out and afford Andrew Albers a starting opportunity. The 23-year-old Moore posted strong numbers at the upper levels of the minors to earn a look in Seattle, but that success did not translate in his first exposure to big-league hitting.
Moore will start Saturday's game against the Angels in Anaheim in place of Felix Hernandez (rest), Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
After a pair of quality starts to open September, Moore has stumbled somewhat in his last two trips to the mound, allowing six runs (five earned) on 12 hits over 8.2 innings. He'll have one more opportunity to make a strong impression in place of Hernandez, who the Mariners have opted to shut down early after a season marred in part by a shoulder impingement that caused a six-week absence.
Moore (1-5) allowed three runs, two of which were earned, on five hits while striking out three across four innings to take the loss Saturday against the Indians.
Moore had little margin for error on a day the offense provided him just a single run of support, as he dropped his fifth decision of the campaign. Although he hasn't pitched beyond six innings of any of his four starts this month, he's held opponents to three or fewer earned runs during each of those outings, and he's been a marginal fantasy option during that time. He'll make his next start Friday against the Angels.
Moore will start Saturday against the Indians, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Moore will indeed stick in the Mariners' rotation for another turn, taking the spot of Marco Gonzales, who was recently used out of the bullpen. Despite lasting just 4.2 innings in his previous start, Moore's pitched well for the big club since his callup at the beginning of September, compiling a respectable 3.24 ERA across three appearances (16.2 innings). He'll face a tough test against Carlos Carrasco and the Indians Saturday.
Moore (1-4) surrendered three runs on seven hits with no walks and one strikeout over 4.2 innings while taking the loss Sunday in Houston.
Moore held onto a 1-0 lead through four innings, but surrendered a two-run homer to Derek Fisher in the fifth before being pulled with two outs and a runner on first. The next batter took reliever James Pazos deep, scoring Moore's inherited runner. Seattle's offense unsurprisingly failed to muster any more support against the streaking Justin Verlander, thus saddling Moore with the loss in what turned out to be a 7-1 defeat. He might not get another turn in the rotation despite pitching well of late.
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