(AP) — While Matt Moore entered 2012 with very high expectations, he wasn’t able to find much consistency during the first half of the season.
He could get off to a rough start to the second against a Cleveland Indians club that hit him hard just over a week ago.
Moore tries to avenge one of his more disappointing outings as the Tampa Bay Rays continue a four-game set with the visiting Indians on Tuesday night.
Considered by many to be one of baseball’s most promising young pitchers, Moore (5-6, 4.42 ERA) hasn’t lived up to that billing yet. Though his 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings rank among the AL’s top 10, the left-hander has been plagued by poor control while walking 50 in 99 2-3 innings.
Moore was especially wild against Cleveland (46-43) in his final start before the All-Star break, yielding a season high-tying five walks along with…
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