Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/31/12

Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow said he went into Wednesday's start against the Baltimore Orioles with a chip on his shoulder.

He left with a bruise on his right shin after being hit by a comebacker, and he was thankful it wasn't worse.

Morrow picked up the win as the Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep by defeating the Orioles 4-1 on four solo home runs.

In a 14-3 loss to the Texas Rangers last Friday, Morrow allowed six runs in two-thirds of an inning, the shortest start of his career.

"I came in the game with a little chip on my shoulder after the last time," Morrow said. "And then of course we needed this one to sweep them to get back in the race."

He was assisted from the field, not putting an weight on his right foot, after Wilson Betemit's shot hit him on the leg.

"It hurt a lot," Morrow said. "My foot was numb and then felt like it was swelling up. I guess there's a nerve in there that it hit or something.

"We had that happen here just a few weeks ago with Jeff Niemann (of Tampa Bay, who suffered a broken fibula when hit by a drive), that's what I was thinking on the way off. It hurt a lot. It's feeling a lot better now. I think the X-rays coming back negative make it feel a lot better."

Morrow is scheduled to start again next Wednesday with two days off in the schedule before that. He feels he can make that start.

"Fortunately, we were able to, no pun intended, dodge a little bit of a bullet there," manager John Farrell said. "He does have a contusion on the outside of the right shin. X-rays at this point were negative. The fact that he's starting next Wednesday, we'll take advantage of every day available to us in preparation for his next start.

"When he was struck, there is a nerve that runs down into the foot and he couldn't feel his foot, which at the time was alarming to him. The first thought in his mind is the worst, and I think it was for all of us as direct and hard-hit as that ball was. As he got into the clubhouse, he was able to put a little more pressure on it."

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Jets players told not to discuss Ryan Fitzpatrick situation

Brock Lesnar won't be punished by WWE for UFC drug test

Report: Cowboys to be fined up to $250K for suspended players

Data shows NFL-backed youth program that claimed reduced concussions is bogus

Report: Odom’s family working hard to get him to go to rehab


Drug dealers adding Olympic rings to cocaine wrappers in Rio

Report: Cowboys have ‘no interest’ in Freeney, Hardy

Report: Bradham was defending girlfriend during alleged assault

Elliott domestic violence case being taken to city prosecutor

Belichick: Brady is not going to lose his starting job

Report: Brown 'confident' Steelers will rework his contract

Reds 'picking up the pace' on Jay Bruce trade talks

MLB asks Yaisel Puig to stop wearing his Vin Scully cleats

Study finds link on babies named Shea, Mets’ success

Durant: Being cheered by Oracle Arena crowd ‘felt a little weird’

10 must-watch WWE Network outside-the-ring videos

Is Marchand worth the money he’s reportedly asking for?

Rams sent emails hawking hats to old ticket holders in St. Louis

Miami Marlins unveil logo for 2017 MLB All-Star Game

Enes Kanter blasts writer over Russell Westbrook bashing

WATCH: Rick Sutcliffe cuts up tie during Cubs-White Sox game

Kirk Cousins has excellent take on franchise tag

Broncos DB during DUI arrest: I can't wait to tell Obama

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker