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Matt Moore’s first post-season start

Posted by Andy on September 30, 2011

If I did my quick math correctly, Matt Moore earned a 77 game score by going 7 innings with 2 hits, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts (and no runs).

Among pitchers making their first career post-season start, Moore ranks only tied for 56th-best.

However, check out where he ranks among those pitchers making their first career post-season start in the first game of a post-season series:

Rk Gcar Player Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR GSc
1 1 Tim Lincecum 2010-10-07 NLDS 1 SFG ATL W 1-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 2 0 0 1 14 0 96
2 1 Roy Halladay 2010-10-06 NLDS 1 PHI CIN W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 1 8 0 94
3 1 Mike Scott 1986-10-08 NLCS 1 HOU NYM W 1-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 5 0 0 1 14 0 90
4 1 Bob Forsch 1982-10-07 NLCS 1 STL ATL W 7-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 3 0 0 0 6 0 87
5 1 Johnny Sain 1948-10-06 WS 1 BSN CLE W 1-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 0 6 0 85
6 1 Christy Mathewson 1905-10-09 WS 1 NYG PHA W 3-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 0 6 0 85
7 1 Don Sutton 1974-10-05 NLCS 1 LAD PIT W 3-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 84
8 1 Dave Stieb 1985-10-08 ALCS 1 TOR KCR W 6-1 GS-8 ,W 8.0 3 0 0 1 8 0 83
9 1 Bill Donovan 1907-10-08 WS 1 DET CHC T 3-3 CG 12 12.0 10 3 1 3 12 0 83
10 1 Carl Hubbell 1933-10-03 WS 1 NYG WSH W 4-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 5 2 0 2 10 0 81
11 1 Howard Ehmke 1929-10-08 WS 1 PHA CHC W 3-1 CG 9 ,W 9.0 8 1 0 1 13 0 81
12 1 Dick Rudolph 1914-10-09 WS 1 BSN PHA W 7-1 CG 9 ,W 9.0 5 1 0 3 8 0 80
13 1 Don Newcombe 1949-10-05 WS 1 BRO NYY L 0-1 CG 9 ,L 8.0 5 1 1 0 11 1 79
14 1 Mordecai Brown 1906-10-09 WS 1 CHC CHW L 1-2 CG 9 ,L 9.0 4 2 1 1 7 0 79
15 1 Mike Norris 1981-10-06 ALDS 1 OAK KCR W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 3 2 0 78
16 1 LaMarr Hoyt 1983-10-05 ALCS 1 CHW BAL W 2-1 CG 9 ,W 9.0 5 1 1 0 4 0 77
17 1 Nick Altrock 1906-10-09 WS 1 CHW CHC W 2-1 CG 9 ,W 9.0 4 1 1 1 3 0 77
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Generated 9/30/2011.

He'll be tied with Hoyt and Altrock and on a list of very impressive pitchers.

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9 Responses to “Matt Moore’s first post-season start”

  1. [...] Youngest with 7 scoreless IP in a postseason game Posted by John Autin on September 30, 2011 « Matt Moore’s first post-season start [...]

  2. I believe the only one of the 17 pitchers listed who was in his first year in the majors was Don Newcombe, who was 23 at the time.

  3. Yeah, I never found "first playoff start" that important. A pitcher could be very experienced but just hadn't made the postseason before.

    Where Moore does have superlatives is fewest career starts and IP. He only had 3G, 1GS, 9.1 IP coming into today.

  4. Interesting that Halladay is the only pitcher other than Larsen to throw a no-hitter in postseason play, yet that start isn't even the top game score on this list.

  5. yep, strikeouts rule supreme

  6. What would have really been interesting is if Moore didn't make a start against the Yankees and made his first career MLB start in the postseason.

    Has that ever happened? He came damn close.

  7. John Autin Says:

    @6, MikeD -- I believe your question was addressed in an earlier thread, and I believe the answer was "no":
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15437#comment-160388

  8. I guess if us Yankee fans knew the Rays were gonna start Moore in the playoffs, we might have rooted for the Red Sox to get in. (I admit to actually cheering when Longoria hit that homer to beat my team). On the other hand, Detroit and Texas are pretty good too, so there's no easy opponents this year. (I miss the Twins)

  9. oneblankspace Says:

    Hoyt's White Sox lost that series 3 games to 1. Scott, Sain, Stieb, Donovan, and Newcombe also lost their series. One of the two pitchers from 1906 on this list was on the team that lost the Series.

    So what does that mean for this year's Rays?