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Rays' Moore forgetting about last start

ST. PETERSBURG — LHP Matt Moore knows exactly how to handle coming off his brutally bad start in Detroit on Tuesday.

"You pretend like it never happened," he said.

Moore didn't watch any video of the two-inning debacle, in which he allowed seven hits and six walks, and didn't spend a lot of time thinking about it.

He felt like he was throwing more across his body than he usually does, which he worked on during his bullpen session.

Also, he had no consistency in his release point.

"I never felt like it was coming out of the same area pitch to pitch," Moore said. "It was behind my head one, it was out in front one. I just chalk it up to that."

Moore is actually coming off two abbreviated starts, having been shut down after one inning May 31 in Cleveland, and he last won May 19.

He said, though, there is no additional pressure to have a positive outing.

"I'm going to go at it like it's any game, like I expect to go seven innings," Moore said. "It's a similar attitude I take to every start, so there's really not a lot different. Yeah, the last one (stunk) pretty bad, but there's really nothing more to speak to about it."

DRAFT BREEZE: Scouting director R.J. Harrison was, naturally, pleased with their overall 41-player draft haul, but particularly with some of their work in rounds 11-40 on Saturday's final day, starting with OF Hunter Lockwood, an Oklahoma transfer with power. (See list.)

"Our guys did a great job of grinding through all the reports and any intel that we had to try to pull out the best of these guys," Harrison said. "We bear down all the way through. It just takes one guy out of all this to pop through to change your whole draft."

One familiar face was 31st-round OF Dalton Martinez, the son of bench coach Dave Martinez.

Dalton, who spent his senior year at Dunedin Academy after three years at Countryside High, is likely to pass and go either to Central Florida Community College or USF, Dave said, but they will at least listen to what the Rays say.

"I couldn't be any happier," Dave said. "He's a good kid, he works his butt off and he loves to play."

Among other notable picks, 23rd-rounder LHP Richard Teasley, a reliever from Saint Leo; 35th-round RHP Cory Jordan, brother of NBA Clippers C DeAndre Jordan; 38th-round C David Sheaffer, son of their rookie-level Princeton manager; and 40th-round 2B Ryan Henley, grandson of longtime scout Gail Henley.

Harrison said they could have some players signed this week; reports out of Hawaii indicate fourth-round 2B Kean Wong will be one.

REHAB REPORT: RHP Brandon Gomes, out since early May with a lat strain, has made considerable improvement. He is slated to throw his first bullpen session by the end of the week and is aiming for a late June return.

"He was feeling really good, so he's getting better right now," Maddon said. "He's getting closer."

Maddon also confirmed that LHP David Price, working his way back since a May 15 triceps strain, is scheduled for three rehab starts, targeting a late June/early July return.

ALEX THE GREAT: LHP Alex Torres worked a 1-2-3 seventh, his fifth scoreless relief appearance since being called up, having allowed one hit with 14 strikeouts in 111/3 innings. "He's becoming a little bit of a weapon right now," Maddon said.

MISCELLANY: DH Luke Scott drove in his first run since May 24, a span of 11 RBI-less games. …Triple-A Durham placed OF Rich Thompson on the seven-day DL. … INF Sean Rodriguez and Torres will sign autographs from 12:30-1 p.m. along the rightfield line for kids 14 and under. … Two dozen kids 7-14 will compete today in the Tampa Bay championship of the national Pitch, Hit & Run program.

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Rays draft

Rd-Pick Pos Player, school

1-21 C Nick Ciuffo, Lexington (S.C.) HS

1-29* RHP Ryne Stanek, Arkansas

2-60 SS Riley Unroe, Desert Ridge (Mesa, Az.) HS

3-97 OF Thomas Milone, Masuk (CT) HS

4-128 2B Kean Wong, Waiakea (HI) HS

5-158 2B Johnny Field, Arizona

6-188 RHP Stephen Woods, Half Hollow Hills East (NY) HS

7-218 3B Ty Young, Louisville

8-248 RHP Roel Ramirez, United South (TX) HS

9-278 RHP Austin Pruitt, Houston

10-308 RHP Aaron Griffin, Loyola Marymount

11-338 LF Hunter Lockwood, Weatherford (TX) College

12-368 SS Pat Blair, Wake Forest

13-398 LHP Benjamin Griset, St. Mary's

14-428 RHP Jaime Schultz, High Point

15-458 2B Coty Blanchard, Jacksonville State

16-488 LHP Darren Fischer, Central Florida

17-518 2B Willie Calhoun, Benicia (CA) HS

18-548 CF Julian Ridings, Western Carolina

19-578 RHP Josh Kimborowicz, Everett (WA) CC

20-608 RHP Harmen Sidhu, Sonoma State

21-638 RHP John Farrell, William and Mary

22-668 RHP Andrew Hanse, Iowa

23-698 LHP Richard Teasley, Saint Leo

24-728 OF Jeremy Hadley, Sachse (TX) HS

25-758 LHP Stone Speer, New Orleans

26-788 RHP Christian Talley, Pearl River CC

27-818 RHP Hyrum Formo, Pima CC

28-848 LHP Derek Loera, Lubbock Christian

29-878 RHP Hunter Wood, Howard College

30-908 RHP Colton Reavis, Northwood Univ.

31-938 CF Dalton Martinez, Dunedin HS

32-968 RHP Anthony Tzamtzis, N.C. State

33-998 3B Hec Montes, Southwestern Col.

34-1028 CF Devin Ceciliani, Madras (OR) HS

35-1058 RHP Cory Jordan, Grambling State

36-1088 RHP Ryan Moseley, Cooper (TX) HS

37-1118 RHP Lloyd Slaton, San Jose St.

38-1148 C David Sheaffer, North Surry (NC) HS

39-1178 RHP Johnny Meszaros, Robert Service (AK) HS

40-1208 2B Ryan Henley, Azusa Pacific

Rays' Moore forgetting about last start 06/08/13 [Last modified: Saturday, June 8, 2013 10:53pm]
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