Moore makes you remember who he once was

by Gary Shelton on September 17, 2015 · 1 comment

in general, Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays bench was glad to see Moore return to his old dominance, too./ANDREW J. KRAMER

The Rays bench was glad to see Moore return to his old dominance, too./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Thursday, 11:27 p.m.

Hey, didn't you used to be Matt Moore?

Yeah, sure. I'd recognize you anywhere. The wide smile. The bushy eyebrows. The magic arm.

Moore threw 9 strikeouts over 7 innings./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Moore threw 9 strikeouts over 7 innings./ANDREW J. KRAMER

This was the guy we remember, all right. The guy who won 17 gmes. The guy who was an all-star. The guy who looked like he would be a very good thing on the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Moore – yes, that Moore – made his return to Tropicana Field Thursday night, throwing seven innings of two-hit shutout baseball in a 4-3 loss to Baltimore. Yeah, it was another disappointing finish for the Rays, who wasted another good start when the bullpen collapsed, but Moore's success was enough of a bright spot for a team that that seems to

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Rick Martin September 18, 2015 at 5:34 am

You hear about so many success stories of pitchers coming back after Tommy John surgery that you expect Moore to come back as good as ever. Fingers crossed it happens for Matt Moore.

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