Found May 20, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Matt Moore is making quite a name for himself early in the 2013 season. The 23-year-old lefty improved to 8-0 on Sunday as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1. In doing so, Moore became the youngest left-handed pitcher to start a season 8-0 since Babe Ruth did it as a 22-year-old in 1917. Fun fact: Ruth made just $3,500 that year, and went 24-13 with a 2.01 ERA. Moore went seven innings and allowed one run on five hits, with one walk and three strikeouts. For the season Moore boasts an ERA of 2.29 and a WHIP of 1.09. He has allowed 34 hits, 26 walks and seven home runs, while striking out 54 in 55 innings. Perhaps the most remarkable statistic is that he’s earned a decision in each of his eight starts. The former eighth-round pick’s eight wins also lead all of baseball. Any time someone does something that hasn’t been accomplished since before World War I ended, it’s absolutely worth discussing. In just his second season Moore is already leading up to the hype that de...
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