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Matt Moore named SAL Pitcher of the Week

June 8, 2009 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Bowling Green Hot Rods News Release


(Bowling¬†Green,¬†KY)¬†-¬†The¬†Bowling¬†Green¬†Hot¬†Rods,¬†Class¬†A¬†affiliate¬†of¬†the¬†Tampa¬†Bay¬†Rays,¬†in¬†conjunction¬†with¬† the¬†South¬†Atlantic¬†League,¬†announced¬†that¬†left‚Äźhanded¬†pitcher¬†Matt¬†Moore¬†has¬†been¬†named¬†the¬†South¬†Atlantic¬† League¬†Pitcher¬†of¬†the¬†Week¬†for¬†the¬†week¬†of¬†June¬†1‚ÄźJune¬†7.¬†¬†The¬†distinction¬†is¬†the¬†first¬†honor¬†bestowed¬†upon¬†a¬† Hot¬†Rods¬†player¬†in¬†the¬†2009¬†season.¬†¬†¬† ¬† Moore's¬†selection¬†was¬†an¬†easy¬†one¬†after¬†his¬†supreme¬†effort¬†on¬†Saturday,¬†June¬†6,¬†in¬†Asheville,¬†NC.¬†¬†Facing¬†the¬† Tourists,¬†Moore¬†was¬†at¬†his¬†best,¬†throwing¬†seven¬†innings¬†of¬†no‚Äźhit¬†ball.¬†¬†He¬†added¬†a¬†career‚Äźhigh¬†12¬†strikeouts¬† against¬†just¬†two¬†walks¬†during¬†his¬†seven¬†shut‚Äźout¬†frames.¬†¬†It¬†was¬†the¬†fifth¬†time¬†in¬†his¬†career,¬†the¬†first¬†in¬†2009,¬†that¬† Moore¬†did¬†not¬†allow¬†a¬†hit¬†during¬†a¬†start.¬†¬†The¬†no‚Äźhit¬†effort¬†was¬†the¬†first¬†of¬†its¬†kind¬†for¬†the¬†Hot¬†Rods,¬†eventually¬† earning¬†Moore¬†a¬†victory¬†in¬†a¬†10‚Äź2¬†Hot¬†Rods¬†triumph.¬† For¬†the¬†week,¬†Moore¬†made¬†two¬†starts,¬†throwing¬†11¬†innings¬†without¬†allowing¬†an¬†earned¬†run.¬†¬†He¬†added¬†18¬† strikeouts,¬†moving¬†into¬†fourth¬†place¬†in¬†the¬†SAL¬†with¬†69¬†K's¬†on¬†the¬†season.¬†¬†He¬†also¬†walked¬†just¬†three¬†batters,¬† tying¬†a¬†season‚Äźlow¬†over¬†a¬†two‚Äźgame¬†span.¬†¬†The¬†New¬†Mexico¬†native¬†is¬†now¬†3‚Äź2¬†with¬†a¬†3.30¬†ERA¬†for¬†the¬†year.¬†

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