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Rays Matt Moore Looks To Go 9-0

Posted By Steve Kinsella On May 25, 2013 @ 2:14 PM In Florida News,Legacy,main feature,MLB | No Comments

The Rays will look to put an end to a 2-game losing streak and will turn to lefty Matt Moore [1] (8-0, 2.29 ERA).  The Yankees counter with soft-tossing lefty Vidal Nuno [2] (1-1, 1.13 ERA) in his 2nd big league start. With a win today the Yankees would win their first series at Tropicana Field since April 9-11, 2010.

[3]Matt Moore [1] will attempt to become the first left handed pitcher to join 7 right handed pitchers who have gone 9-0 or better in their first 10 starts while being used exclusively as a starter. Matt Moore has been hit better by left handed batters in his career and accordingly Joe Girardi [4] has 5 left handed hitters in today’s lineup including Travis Hafner [5] who normally would see a day off against a southpaw.

Vidal Nuno [2] is making his 2nd big league start and 4th appearance overall.  He’s come a long way in a short period of time as he was a 48th round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians and released after the 2010 season. He ended up in the Independent Frontier League where the Yankees signed him. In a little over 2 years he’s made it from the low A New York Penn League to make his first big league start against the Cleveland Indians working 5 scoreless innings earning the win in a  7-0 Yankee victory.

Nuno throws soft and softer and uses a deceptive delivery to mix his speeds. He’ll attack with his curveball/changeup and Rays hitters are going to have to be patient and be willing to take him the opposite way.

Rays Lineup: Desmond Jennings [6] (CF),  Ryan Roberts [7] (2B), Luke Scott [8] (DH), Evan Longoria [9] (3b), Ben Zobrist [10] (RF), James Loney [11] (1b), Sean Rodriguez [12] (LF), Jose Molina [13] (C), Yunel Escobar [14] (SS)

Yankees Lineup: Brett Gardner [15] (CF), Robinson Cano [16] (2b), Vernon Wells [17] (LF), Travis Hafner [5] (DH), David Adams [18] (3B), Ichiro Suzuki [19] (RF), Jayson Nix [20] (SS), Lyle Overbay [21] (1b), and Austin Romine [22] (C)


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[1] Matt Moore: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/moorema02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[2] Vidal Nuno: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/nunovi01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[3] Image: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/rays-stop-the-bleeding-beat-texas-2-0/rays_matt_moore_2013/

[4] Joe Girardi: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/girarjo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[5] Travis Hafner: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hafnetr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[6] Desmond Jennings: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jennide01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[7] Ryan Roberts: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/roberry01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[8] Luke Scott: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/scottlu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[9] Evan Longoria: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/longoev01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[10] Ben Zobrist: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/z/zobribe01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[11] James Loney: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/loneyja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[12] Sean Rodriguez: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rodrise01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[13] Jose Molina: http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=molinjo01,molina002alb&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[14] Yunel Escobar: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/escobyu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[15] Brett Gardner: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gardnbr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[16] Robinson Cano: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/canoro01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[17] Vernon Wells: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wellsve01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[18] David Adams: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/adamsda02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[19] Ichiro Suzuki: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/suzukic01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[20] Jayson Nix: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/nixja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[21] Lyle Overbay: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/overbly01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[22] Austin Romine: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rominau01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

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