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Pirates (32-29) at Orioles (36-26)
7:05 PM EST–Camden Yards, Baltimore
Here is the MLB.com 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
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...
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#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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Two weeks ago we thought Charlie Morton was going on the 15 day DL because his elbow was a little sore after five of his last six starts had been pretty crappy. Welp, it looks like the Pirates chose the wrong list to put him on because word is he needs Tommy John surgery. See ya next year, Chuck.
Understand that I’m not confirming this, but I’m hearing there will be a Tommy...
So while the Pittsburgh media was going crazy trying to confirm that Charlie Morton would in fact need Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his throwing elbow, the Pirates’ starter had somehow managed to make it all the way to Alabama under the radar to get the surgery yesterday. The Buccos sent out an email around 6 p.m. confirming the operation so it Dr. Andrews was...
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...
Here's a running list with injury updates around the Major Leagues:
– According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, 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...
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...
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 [...]