10 Jun

more for moore

Known for his right-handed power, Tyler Moore is capitalizing on an opportunity to show it off for Miami. The Northwest Rankin High, Meridian Community College and Mississippi State alum hit two home runs for the Marlins on Friday, helping to fuel a 12-7 win over Pittsburgh. Moore, 3-for-4 with four RBIs, told the Miami Herald it was “an awesome night. … You don’t hit two very often.” He’s done it once before, in 2012, with Washington. An injury to Justin Bour has enabled Moore to get regular duty at first base this week, and in six starts he is 8-for-22 with three homers and nine RBIs. For the season, in 52 at-bats, the 30-year-old Moore is hitting .269 with four homers and 14 RBIs. He signed with the Marlins as a minor league free agent in the off-season and has had two stints with the big club. P.S. Mitch Moreland, another State product, went 3-for-4 with his eighth homer in Boston’s 5-3 win against Detroit, and Corey Dickerson, another Meridian CC alum, hit his 14th homer in Tampa Bay’s 13-4 romp past Oakland. … Props to a couple of ex-Mississippi Braves stars: Rio Ruiz had a walk-off pinch hit for Atlanta (scoring Dansby Swanson) and Mallex Smith, taking over in center field for injured Kevin Kiermaier in Tampa, went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBIs, three runs and three steals.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: