Matt Moore has flirted with no-hitters before Thursday's gem at Mobile. The closest was two years ago when he was with the Bowling Green Hot Rods. On June 6, 2009, he threw seven no-hit innings in Bowling Green's 10-2 win at Asheville. Neil Schenk finished off a two-hitter.
Others of note ...
2010 with Charlotte
July 2 vs. Bradenton: 6 1/3 innings, 1 hit, but it was in the first.
July 28 vs. Tampa: 7 shutout innings, 1 hit, but it was in the third.
2009 with Bowling Green
April 15 vs. West Virginia: 5 innings, 1 hit, but it was to the game's first batter.
June 17 vs. Lexington: 1st hit allowed with 2 outs in the seventh.
Aug. 6 vs. Asheville: 1st hit in the fifth (his final inning) of a 7-inning game.
2008 with Princeton
Four times, Moore allowed just one hit in a start, but he didn't work more than five innings in any of them. They were all nine-inning games.
2007 with Princeton
In his second professional start, he threw three no-hit innings. The Rays have severe pitch limitations on first-year players.