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CHARLIE MORTON RUMORS

Game 64: Pirates 3 White Sox 0

This is starting to get crazy. With tonight’s Charlie-Morton-lead shutout, the Pirates have now thrown three straight shutouts, five in six games, and six in their last nine. The last time Francisco Cervelli has seen an opponent cross home plate in front of him was last Tuesday, which also happens to be the last time the Pirates lost a baseball game. The Pirates are now on a...
Via WHYGAVS?
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Morton, Pirates make history

Not only did Charlie Morton turn in a terrific outing on Wednesday night, but he he also helped the Pirates set a little bit of franchise history. Morton struck out six in 7 1/3 shutout innings and led the Pirates to a 2-0 victory. That was certainly impressive, but perhaps even more impressive is the type of success the entire Pittsburgh rotation is having over the past couple...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ground balls galore for Charlie Morton

Travis Sawchik, an MLB reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, just recently published a book about titled Big Data Baseball. It deals with how the Pittsburgh Pirates reinvented themselves in 2013 by using sabermetrics and unconventional ways — like discovering hidden talent — in order to find a way to end their winning drought. One of the ways the Pirates got into the...
Via The Outside Corner
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday morning: A good win, Charlie Morton, and catching up with the Cards

I only caught the tail end of last night’s game; a friend of mine and I set to out see Mad Max last night and ended up driving halfway to Raleigh when the theater in Durham was sold out for their 8 PM showing. By the time I got home, the Pirates were nursing a 3-2 lead in the late innings. I was in the process of fretting about Mark Melancon, which is more or less my default position...
Via WHYGAVS?
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 44: Pirates 4 Marlins 2

I’ll be honest: my hopes weren’t all that high for Charlie Morton’s return tonight. This could be apocryphal, but it’s always seemed in the past like Morton’s first start back from his many trips to the disabled list were often rough, even if the starts after it were fine. Tonight was classic Charlie Morton, though. Morton worked seven innings and recorded sixteen groundouts...
Via WHYGAVS?
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlie Morton’s return

Charlie Morton is not the most popular and is probably one of the most frustrating Pirates of recent memory. He’s obviously talented, but he’s almost always maddeningly inconsistent. I suspect that a lot of this has to do with his health; he’s had Tommy John surgery, got both of his hip labrums fixed, and dealt with a sports hernia last year. In the rare occasions that he can...
Via WHYGAVS?
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlie Morton debuts tonight; Radhames Liz designated for assignment

#Pirates Roster Move: Charlie Morton has been reinstated from the 15-day DL & Radhames Liz has been designated for assignment. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 25, 2015 Ladies and gentlemen, the day you’ve been waiting for has arrived…Charlie Morton is back. Who knows what to expect? Certainly not me. When healthy, Morton has been a perfectly fine back of the rotation...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Morton ready to return

  Right-hander Charlie Morton is ready to rejoin the Pirates rotation and will do so Monday against the Marlins. Morton had offseason hip surgery and went on the Disabled List during spring training. He has not pitched yet this season. According to Pirates.com, manager Clint Hurdle watched video of Morton's Minor League rehab starts, but Monday's debut will obviously be a bit different...
Via Fox Sports
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The End of Charlie Morton’s Run at History

As of this writing, the Pittsburgh Pirates have a better than one-in-four chance of making the postseason. One of their pitchers, Charlie Morton, was recently placed on the disabled list with hip discomfort. Morton’s value is not necessarily reflected in his win/loss record, but he’s been an extremely serviceable pitcher this year, worth over a […]
Via Fangraphs
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates' Charlie Morton (thumb) leaves game; X-rays negative

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton was brilliant in his season debut against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. However, his outing was cut short due to a line drive off the bat of Nate Schierholtz.By Donball09 via Wikimedia CommonsThe liner hit Morton in his glove hand, injuring his thumb. After the infield turned an inning-ending double play to close out the sixth...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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