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Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 26

It's a pretty low-key baseball Wednesday across this MLB slate, with one solid matchup and a handful of aces in isolation. Check 'em out: Wei-Yin Chen (BAL) vs. Johnny Cueto (KCR) 8:10 p.m. ET Chen doesn't get a lot of pub outside of Baltimore, but over the past calendar year has a 3.06 ERA which ranks 21st among 78 qualified starters. He's also ahead of pitchers that are vastly...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Moore’s Demotion Will Pay Dividends for Tampa Bay

The long-awaited return of gifted left-handed starter Matt Moore from the laborious rehab of Tommy John surgery finally came to fruition early last month, much to the delight of the playoff-hopeful Tampa Bay Rays and baseball fans alike. In a single day, Major League Baseball regained two of the brightest young arms the game has to offer in Moore and Jose Fernandez, who also managed...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 20

It's an extremely limited slate with just 11 MLB games today. And while there's no obvious duel, there are a few different pitchers worth keeping an eye on. Check 'em out: Chris Archer (TBR) vs. Collin McHugh (HOU) 8:10 p.m. ET Archer was already one of the American League's finest pitchers coming into the season, but this year he's taken it to a whole new level. Not only does...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 19

It's a pretty lean slate on this baseball Wednesday, but we've still done all the requisite work to find you the very best matchups. Check 'em out: Nathan Karns (TBR) vs. Dallas Keuchel (HOU) 8:10 p.m. ET Karns emergence has been key for a Rays rotation that comes into today second in the AL in starter ERA at 3.59—behind Oakland at 3.21. Perhaps most amazingly, that's been...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw Homers Twice in Sox Win Over Rays!

The Red Sox came into the game rocking a 2 game winning streak and hoping for more.  The Sox had Joe Kelly on the mound who got completely rocked in his last start vs. Matt Moore for the Rays who is starting his climb back from Tommy John surgery.  The Sox offense got going early which was needed since Joe Kelly had some hiccups along the way.  The Sox bats were able to keep the...
Via Fenway West
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays LHP Moore demoted after rough outing

BOSTON (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have demoted left-hander Matt Moore to the minors to continue his comeback from Tommy John surgery. Moore will go to Triple-A Durham and pitch on a regular schedule. Manager Kevin Cash said the Rays are shifting to a four-man rotation and they didn't want Moore to move to the bullpen. Moore (1-3) made his sixth start since returning from the April...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Struggling Rays lefty Matt Moore sent down to Triple-A

BOSTON (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have demoted left-hander Matt Moore to the minors to continue his comeback from Tommy John surgery. Moore will go to Triple-A Durham and pitch on a regular schedule. Manager Kevin Cash said the Rays are shifting to a four-man rotation and they didn't want Moore to move to the bullpen. Moore (1-3) made his sixth start since returning from the April...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Struggling Rays lefty Matt Moore sent down to Triple-A

BOSTON (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have demoted left-hander Matt Moore to the minors to continue his comeback from Tommy John surgery. Moore will go to Triple-A Durham and pitch on a regular schedule. Manager Kevin Cash said the Rays are shifting to a four-man rotation and they didn't want Moore to move to the bullpen. Moore (1-3) made his sixth start since returning from the April...
Via Fox Sports Florida
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: It’s Clayton’s Turn Now

If you’re a Los Angeles Dodgers fan, I hope you know what you’ve got, regardless of whether or not Zack Greinke opts out of his contract after this season. If you’re not a Dodgers fan, I understand your anger and envy. Last week Greinke saw his scoreless streak end at 45.2 innings. On the year he holds a league-leading 1.41 ERA while maintaining a 2.57 FIP. He’s surrendered...
Via The Sports Post
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 1 p.m. Letting the trade deadline slip by without making any major deals, the Tampa Bay Rays think they already have enough to reach the postseason. They could have a hard time getting there if they keep wasting opportunities against last-place teams, however. They'll try to avoid a third straight loss Saturday against the Boston Red...
Via Fox Sports Florida
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nation Notes: Rays vs. Phillies

Tampa Bay Rays (47-47) at Philadelphia Phillies (32-62) Starting Pitchers:PHI: David Buchanan, RHP (0-5, 7.58) vs.TB: Matt Moore, LHP (1-0, 7.07) Time: 7:05 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: CSNWeather: Partly Cloudy, 93 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today: The Phillies have put together a sweep of the Marlns in walk-off fashion with a pinch hit 2-run home...
Via Phillies Nation
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: The Emergence of the Eraser

Erasmo Ramirez has survived as a member of the Rays starting rotation after the recent renovations required with the returns of Matt Moore and Jake Odorizzi. The reason for an increase in Ramirez’s success is pretty apparent, most notable of which are a 48.4% ground ball rate and a 12.4 K-BB%. Ramirez has decreased his usage of his two-seam fastball in favor of the four-seam fastball...
Via Baseball Professor
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Moore, bullpen help Rays beat Astros 4-3 to complete sweep

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Matt Moore got his first win since elbow surgery with help from the Tampa Bay bullpen and the Rays completed a three-game sweep by beating the Houston Astros 4-3 on Sunday. Moore (1-0) allowed three runs and five hits over five innings to get his first victory since Sept. 29, 2013 at Toronto. It was his third start after missing almost 15 months due to...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Moore, bullpen help Rays beat Astros 4-3 to complete sweep

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Moore got his first win since elbow surgery with help from the Tampa Bay bullpen and the Rays completed a three-game sweep by beating the Houston Astros 4-3 on Sunday. Moore (1-0) allowed three runs and five hits over five innings to get his first victory since Sept. 29, 2013 at Toronto. It was his third start after missing almost 15 months due to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays’ Historically Heavy Bullpen Usage Key to Relevance

The Tampa Bay Rays are taking a relatively novel approach to divvying up innings between starters and relievers. Injuries have robbed the team of Alex Cobb for the season, Matt Moore and Drew Smyly for much of the year, and Jake Odorizzi for a time as well. Despite those problems, the team climbed to a […]
Via Fangraphs
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

C-Cap Recap: Bald Heads and Broomsticks

The Cleveland Indians won a ballgame with Corey Kluber on the mound for just the fourth time all season, as a Mike Aviles home run in the 10th inning secured a 5-4 triumph and a four-game sweep / public shaming of the Tampa Bay Rays. The Thursday matinee—played on a moldy green shag carpet inside a dark, charmless warehouse—saw the long-awaited return of Tampa hurler Matt Moore...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agent Frenzy: In the midnight hour, they cry "Moore, Matt Moore!"

Please, tell me you got the headline. Or am I completely dating myself with a 1983 Billy Idol lyric? Here's this season's 12th edition of Free Agent Frenzy. Please note that, as in past seasons, no player will be mentioned in this space more than once in a four-week span, because we don't want to beat you over the head all year long about the same players. Also, we'll limit our discussions...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Matt Moore set to return

Starting pitcher Matt Moore looks to duplicate his 2013 stats as he returns from Tommy John Surgery on Thursday. The Tampa Bay Rays receive some good news. Yesterday, starting pitcher Matt Moore was cleared to rejoin the club’s rotation. Moore threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Monday. After the Rays 7-1 defeat against the Indians later that night, the organization confirmed...
Via isportsweb.com
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Resurgent Tampa Bay Rays

We shouldn’t be surprised anymore when the Tampa Bay Rays perform well. Since dropping the Devil Rays moniker after the 2007 season they went on to make the playoffs four of the next seven years. Despite the loss of manager Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman—head of baseball operations since November 2005—in the same offseason, we’re almost halfway through the 2015 campaign...
Via The Sports Post
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Moore 'turned up the intensity' in latest rehab start

Tampa Bay Rays lefty Matt Moore is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and tossed four innings in his latest rehab appearance.After the start, he provided an update to the Tampa Bay Times:"To be able to kind of get through all my pitches like that, maybe turning the intensity up a little bit tonight... It was nice to get out there and compete."I really do feel better about...
Via Fox Sports
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Is Teaford the answer?

Everett Teaford looks to make his way into the Rays starting rotation in 2015. To nobody’s surprise, the injury bug has bitten the Tampa Bay Rays once again. Starting pitcher Matt Moore is still recovering from a torn UCL, which will sideline him for the first two months of the regular season. Also, starter Alex Cobb is expected to miss his Opening Day start against the Baltimore...
Via isportsweb.com
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays LHP Matt Moore to throw off mound soon as part of Tommy John rehab

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery, Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore will return to throwing from a mound soon. On Wednesday morning, Moore said he has thrown periodically throughout the past three months. So far, his throwing work has been completed on flat ground, with his distance capped at 110 feet. But he said he has plans to return...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tampa Bay Rays will contend in 2015

Matt Moore will to bounce back after getting season-ending Tommy John surgery in 2014. It is no secret that the Tampa Bay Rays have made a lot of changes this offseason. Matt Silverman replaced Andrew Friedman as general manager and Kevin Cash replaced Joe Maddon as manager. In addition to the Rays front office changes, the Rays have been active in the trade and free agent market...
Via isportsweb.com
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays 2014 midseason review

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Surprise, surprise.   The Tampa Bay Rays entered Opening Day with visions of playing into October and perhaps reaching the World Series for the second time under manager Joe Maddon. But the first half has disappointed in a way beyond most anyone's imagination. There are a number of reasons why: Key rotation injuries to left-hander Matt Moore and right-hander...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Matt Moore transferred to 60-day DL

The Tampa Bay Rays fell to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday by the score of 9-6. The loss was the second for the Rays, who dropped to 23-30 on the season. Struggling most of the season in scoring runs and team ERA, the Rays also have five players on the disabled list. No injury more severe than that to pitcher Matt Moore, who had been moved to the 60-day disabled list.#485097225...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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