Matt Moore Talks About Near Miss & His Outing Versus Phillies

Matt Moore Nearly Gets Drilled By Line Drive

Matt Moore started for the Rays against the Phillies on Monday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park and if he wasn’t wide awake already he certainly was three batters into the game.

Maikel Franco sent a screaming line drive up the middle directly toward Moore who threw his hands up to deflect the ball to Ben Zobrist but his throw to first baseman Logan Forsythe was wide of the mark. “It will wake you up a little bit more than you already are,” Moore said.

Hear what else he had to say about his outing:

I am a fan of all sports but am most passionate about baseball. From the fanatical to analytical, nothing about the game escapes me. Being born and raised in Northeast Ohio I'm very familiar with the heartache and pain that sports can bring and hope that I bring some understanding of the other side to my coverage. I will focus mostly on baseball but also cover the Tampa Bay Lightning, one of the most electric franchises in all of sports. Always willing to converse about any sport and have only one rule and that is be respectful at all times.