Moore Named S.L. Pitcher of the Week
Biscuits lefty leads the league in strikeouts
MONTGOMERY, AL - The Southern League today announced that
left-handed hurler Matt Moore has been named Pitcher of the
Week for the week running May 23rd - 29th.
Moore struck out a season-high 11 while tossing six shutout
frames against the Jacksonville Suns last Wednesday to grab
the honor. After a slow start, the Albuqurque, NM, native
has been filthy in five May starts, allowing a total of
three earned runs over 28.1 innings for a 0.91 ERA. His 76
strikeouts are 19 more than any other Southern League
The 21-year-old has led minor league baseball in strikeouts
each of the last two seasons, and last year became the
first minor leaguer to eclipse 200 Ks in a half-decade. He
entered the season rated as the 2nd best prospect in the
Rays' minor league system, behind only Jeremy
Hellickson, who is making a case for American League Rookie
of the Year this season.
It's the 15th time a Biscuits pitcher has been honored
with the award. Jake McGee and Alex Torres, both now in
Triple-A Durham, were honored in 2010.
Moore will take the ball for the Biscuits tonight in
Jackson, TN, against the Generals. First pitch is scheduled
for 7:05 as the Biscuits try to even the series at 1-1.
Chattanooga's Kyle Russell took home Hitter of the Week