ARLINGTON -- After Guillermo Moscoso's superb outing on Wednesday, when he came within
four outs of a no-hitter in a 7-0 win over the Royals, manager Bob
Melvin said that he'd likely give the 27-year-old a longer leash and let
him pitch deeper into games.
Moscoso threw 129 pitches on Wednesday, the most by an Oakland pitcher in
10 years, and it marked the first time Moscoso had pitched
into the ninth inning in any of his 18 career starts.
"At this point in time, he's been incrementally moving up," Melvin
said. "He hasn't pitched more than six innings for quite a while, and
last few times out, he's gone a little bit longer. He's proven that he
can go that distance now."