Moore admits the travel has been wearing on him as he's shuttled back and forth so much.
"It does," Moore said, "but I think you got to kind of have that attitude where if you let it get to you it can kind of eat you up inside. You got to just be positive and just kind of wing it."
With an OPS of .925, LaRoche was the team's most consistent hitter. Moore jumped right into the action with a start at first base on Sunday against A's lefty Scott Kazmir. While he's hoping to get the chance to play every day while LaRoche is gone, Moore is staying realistic with his expectations.
"I hate losing him. He's been our hottest hitter," Moore said. "Can't really replace him defensively. Just hopefully he gets back quick and can help this team. I'm just here to fill in and do my job. Hopefully we'll get it rolling. We'll see what happens."
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