Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/17/13
The 2013 season started off hot for Tampa Bay Rays left handed pitcher Matt Moore, who received eight winning decisions in his first nine starts to begin his year 8-0 with with a sparkling 2.29 ERA through that span. Moore started off the year with 14 consecutive scoreless innings until Baltimore Orioles’ center fielder Adam Jones took him deep in Moore’s third start of the year. In Moore’s tenth start of the year, he pitched well against the New York Yankees over six innings, allowing a single run and lowering his ERA to 2.21 in a no decision, followed by a scoreless, one inning, rain-shortened start against the Cleveland Indians that lowered his ERA to a dazzling 2.18. Matt Moore sat at 8-0 for his 10th and 11th starts, and then the wheels came loose. In his start following the rain-shortened outing, Moore lasted a career-low non-rain shortened two innings when he gave up six runs to the Detroit Tigers on June 4th. The Tigers would go on to win that game 10-1 and hand Moore his fi...
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