Found June 14, 2012 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
Pirates (32-29) at Orioles (36-26) 7:05 PM EST–Camden Yards, Baltimore Here is the Gameday TV: ROOT Sports The Pirates will look to avoid a sweep in Baltimore tonight. Lots of stuff happened today: It looks like Charlie Morton will need Tommy John surgery. Everyone’s favorite TV reporter Lacee Collins is no longer working for ROOT Sports. Jeff Karstens will make a rehab start on Tuesday in Altoona. The Pirates signed a bunch of draft picks, including their second choice (45th overall) Barrett Barnes from Texas Tech. Here’s the full rundown of picks that have and have not signed. The Reds won again, completing a sweep of the Indians. That puts them 2.5 games ahead of the Bucs. On the bright side, they pounded Cleveland’s pitching and hopefully wore down the bullpen a bit for this coming weekend Tonight’s starters… Erik Bedard (4-6, 3.59) vs. Tommy Hunter (2-3, 5.40) Bedard is no stranger to Baltimore. He pitched for the O’s for parts of five seasons, building his reputation...

Charlie Morton undergoes Tommy John Surgery

#Pirates announce Charlie Morton has already undergone surgery. As u might guess it was performed by Dr. James Andrews. — David Todd (@DTonPirates) June 14, 2012   Well this is bad news. Charlie Morton will be out until at least this time next season if everything goes perfect. Morton, 28, was 2-6 with a 4.66 ERA in nine starts this year after a breakout year where he posted a...

Charlie Morton ‘expected’ to need Tommy John surgery

This is some pretty upsetting news (via the Trib). Morton has a torn elbow ligament that will apparently put him out for the rest of the season. Charlie hit the DL after feeling pain on May 29, but the injury was reportedly minor. That doesn’t seem to be the case any more, although the team has not yet commented on the situation. Tommy John surgery requires about a year’s time...

Pirates' Morton has elbow surgery

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton is out for the season after undergoing elbow surgery. Dr. James Andrews repaired the ulnar collateral ligament in Morton's right arm. The procedure took place Thursday in Pensacola, Fla. The 28-year-old pitcher went on the 15-day disabled list on June 1 with inflammation in his right elbow. He was 2-6 with a 4.65 ERA in nine starts...

Pirates' Morton has Tommy John surgery

The Pittsburgh Pirates' loss of pitcher Charlie Morton to Tommy John surgery will have major implications for the team and the player, now and into the future. Morton had the surgery Thursday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament, performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., an injury that surprised all concerned. Morton had been shut down after a May 29 start,...

Erik Bedard rocked as Orioles complete sweep of Bucs

Final: Orioles 12, Pirates 6 WP: Tommy Hunter (3-3, 5.58 ERA) LP: Erik Bedard (4-7, 4.36 ERA) The Orioles scored 10 runs in this one before the Pirates even got a single player on base. That is not a recipe for success. The Pirates’ offense eventually woke up and scored six runs on ten hits, but it was way too late as this one was put out of reach early on. Erik Bedard gave up...

Bye bye Baltimore

Following the surprising and very upsetting news of Charlie Morton‘s Tommy John surgery, the Bucs could have used a nice lift from Erik Bedard and company tonight in Baltimore. They didn’t get it, and were blown out to complete a really awful series. Bedard was bad from the start in his former home ballpark. The O’s struck for four runs in the first inning…the dagger being...

Charlie Morton has torn elbow ligament, likely needs Tommy John surgery

Dejan Kovacevic is reporting today that Charlie Morton has a torn ligament in his elbow and that it'll likely result in Tommy John surgery and that the Pirates would comment further today. He was following up on a lead from 93.7's Chris Mueller, who said that there would be a "Tommy John announcement" involving Morton today. Morton was obviously not very good this...

Charlie “Chuck?” Morton

It turns out the injury to Charlie Morton wasn’t a made-up excuse to give him some time to improve in AAA or wherever.  Charlie was placed on the disabled list on June 1 with “inflammation in the elbow.” Today, the Pirates announced that Charlie will undergo Tommy John surgery.  Those are the words no pitcher [...]

Injury updates: Galvis, Cespedes and Morton

Here's a running list with injury updates around the Major Leagues: – According to Todd Zolecki of, doctors found a a pars fracture in Freddy Galvis' lower back and he will be in a brace for the next three weeks. “Then we're going to reexamine him and see where we're at,” said the Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan. “Based on his symptoms...

Game 63: Orioles 12, Pirates 5

I was always a big Erik Bedard fan - his stuff when he was on was fantastic, and the 15 strike-out game he had against Texas was probably the best pitched game I've ever seen live (batter were literally going back to the dugout shaking their heads). It would have been nice to see him do well tonight (though not quite well enough to win), and it wouldn't have been terribly...

Stealing one in Baltimore

This series in Baltimore has certainly not gone the Pirates' way through two games, but at least they have a favorable pitching matchup to try and sneak out of Baltimore with one win tonight as Erik Bedard goes up against Tommy Hunter. Bedard, of course, started his career with the O's and had his best years there, so maybe there will be some sort of added motivation for...
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