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Top pitching prospect Moore throws a no-no for Montgomery

Posted Jun 17, 2011 by Roger Mooney

Updated Jun 17, 2011 at 12:35 AM

Matt Moore, the Rays top pitching prospects, threw the first nine inning no-hitter Thursday night by a Rays minor leaguer since 2002.

The left-hander, rated by Baseball America as the Rays second-best pitching prospect heading into this season behind Jeremy Hellickson, allowed two walks and struck out 11 to lead Double A Montgomery to an 8-0 victory against Mobile. It was the first no-hitter in Biscuits history.

“Right after the last out, it felt like a flashback. Did that just happen? Am I dreaming? It was just an unbelievable feeling,” Moore told Stacy Long of the Montgomery Advertiser.

The last Tampa Bay prospect to throw a nine inning no-hitter was Gerardo Garcia on May 22, 2002 while pitching for Double A Orlando.


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