Moore Wins IL Pitcher of the Week

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Durham Bulls Pitcher Matt Moore wins the IL Pitcher of the Week honors.

The International League announced on Monday, August 8, 2011, that Durham lefty Matt Moore has been named the League’s Pitcher of the Week for the period from August 1-8. Moore becomes the fifth Bulls player to be so honored this season (following Alex Torres, Justin Ruggiano, Felipe Lopez, and Brandon Guyer).

The highly-touted pitching prospect continued the roll he has been on since being promoted from Double-A back in July. He won both of his starts this week, striking out a League-best 19 hitters in 11.2 innings of work.

Tuesday he tossed 5.0 scoreless innings in Charlotte, punching out nine while scattering three hits. The two runs he allowed Sunday were more than he had given up in his first three Triple-A starts combined, but Moore still struck out ten in 6.2 frames to lead Durham to a 6-4 victory.

In four outings so far at this level, Moore is 3-0 with a 1.09 ERA. In 24.2 innings, he has surrendered 14 hits while striking out 39.

22-year-old Matt Moore was 8-3 with a 2.20 ERA four Double-A Montgomery before his promotion to Durham last month. Moore led all of Minor League Baseball a year ago with 208 strikeouts (in just 144.2 innings).

Moore is a native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story & photo.


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