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Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Pitching Seasons Ever

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 15: Pitcher James Shields #33 of the Tampa Bay Rays checks a runner at first base against the Boston Red Sox July 15, 2012 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 15: Pitcher James Shields #33 of the Tampa Bay Rays checks a runner at first base against the Boston Red Sox July 15, 2012 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) /
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ST. PETERSBURG – JULY 14: Pitcher Matt Moore #55 (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG – JULY 14: Pitcher Matt Moore #55 (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images) /

#7 Matt Moore’s 2013

Matt Moore’s 2013 season was spectacular. Like Archer’s 2015 season, Moore made his first and only All-Star team and finished in the top-10 for Cy Young voting.

Breakdown:

  • Record: 17-4
  • ERA: 3.29
  • IP: 150.1
  • ERA+: 117
  • K: 143
  • WAR: 2.6

Matt Moore’s 2013 campaign was brilliant. His 17 wins are fourth all-time in Rays history, while his winning percentage of .810 ranks first all-time. In seasons where he made more than 3 starts, his 117 ERA+ and 3.29 ERA are both career bests. He won five more games than anyone else on the staff in 2015, the next closest was Jeremy Hellickson.

During the  2015 All-Star Game played at Citi Field, Moore threw one shutout inning.  In that inning he retired Carlos Gonzalez, Yadier Molina, and Troy Tulowitzki. It can be argued that had Moore thrown more innings that he he would have finished higher in the voting for the Cy Young award and possibly won it.

Regardless of his ranking the Cy Young ballot, Matt Moore had a truly remarkable season on the mound for the Rays.

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