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Neidert, Moore combine for 12 scoreless frames

Mariners' top two pitching prospects off to fast starts
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The two best pitching prospects in the Seattle Mariners' system shined on Tuesday afternoon as both Nick Neidert and Andrew Moore turned in scoreless starts for their respective teams.

Neidert, ranked No. 3 on the Mariners' Top 30 Prospects list, carried a no-hit bid for 5 2/3 innings in his second start for Class A Advanced Modesto. The 20-year-old right-hander ultimately allowed one hit and struck out eight in six scoreless frames to pace the Nuts in a 6-0 shutout of Stockton.

The two best pitching prospects in the Seattle Mariners' system shined on Tuesday afternoon as both Nick Neidert and Andrew Moore turned in scoreless starts for their respective teams.

Neidert, ranked No. 3 on the Mariners' Top 30 Prospects list, carried a no-hit bid for 5 2/3 innings in his second start for Class A Advanced Modesto. The 20-year-old right-hander ultimately allowed one hit and struck out eight in six scoreless frames to pace the Nuts in a 6-0 shutout of Stockton.

In his season debut for Modesto last week, Neidert yielded two earned runs on three hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Moore, meanwhile, turned in his second scoreless performance in as many starts for Double-A Arkansas. The Mariners' No. 4 prospect held San Antonio to just two hits in six innings, also striking out five and walking one while throwing 54 of his 90 pitches for strikes.

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Closer Thyago Vieira (Mariners' No. 11) would go on to squander the Travelers' lead, as San Antonio rallied for six runs in its final at-bat to defeat Arkansas, 6-3.

Moore was equally impressive in his start for the Travelers on Opening Day, when he surrendered just one hit and struck out seven in six scoreless innings. In 12 innings between his two outings, the 22-year-old right-hander has given up three hits and three walks apiece, while striking out 12.

Both Neidert and Moore's strong starts are a continuation of what the duo accomplished in 2016.

For Moore, he's looking to build off of an impressive campaign that saw him go 9-3 with a 3.16 ERA over 108 1/3 innings (19 starts) in his first taste of the Double-A level. The 2015 Competitive Balance Round B pick was excellent in the Class A Advanced California League before that, posting a 1.65 ERA and holding opposing hitters to a .188 average in 54 2/3 frames (nine starts).

Neidert, the Mariners' second-round pick in 2015, is receiving his first exposure in the California League after spending his entire full-season debut with Class A Clinton. The righty opened eyes during his time in the Midwest League, going 7-3 in 19 starts, with a 2.57 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP in 91 innings.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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