Morton morphing into a solid starter

Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton is 0-0 in two starts this season with a 3.75 ERA. One start was very, very good and in the other he battled through six innings, but allowed five earned runs on eight hits. Morton armed with a new contract is maturing as a pitcher, he told's George Von Benko that he has changed dramatically as a pitcher.
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Game 7: Pirates 7 Cubs 6

The Pirates had to overcome a lot of unusual stuff to sneak out a win from the Cubs tonight. After the Pirates took a 4-0 lead against a really ineffective Edwin Jackson in the first inning, the Cubs fought back to tie the game on a three-run homer by Starlin Castro. Morton had only allowed one regular season home run since the end of last July and he’s generally hard to right...
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MLB Fantasy Baseball DFS Fanduel Lineup Picks for 4/8

Quick Notes Charlie Morton is a decent pitcher overall. Nonetheless, he’s got the highest wOBA against vs. LHH (.390) over the last three seasons amongst starting pitchers. Over that span, left-handers are hitting .326 AVG/.429 OBP/.455 SLG against him. Vegas expects far more runs in the CWS vs. COL game than in any other matchup. [...]
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9 days ago  |  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...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Morton makes his 2014 debut

The Charlie Morton Situation, as it stands, is as such: Morton, when healthy, has generally dominated right-handed hitting with his nasty sinker/curveball combination. He’s always struggled with lefties, though, because he’s never really developed the strong third pitch that’s necessary for sinkerballers to succeed against off-handed hitters. There are pretty explainable reasons...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Morton and the split-change

When it comes to spring training and topics that may or may not matter, Charlie Morton's approach to left-handed hitters is definitely something worth keeping an eye on. Ever since Morton dropped his arm-slot and moved to his sinker-heavy approach in 2011, he's had a lot of trouble getting left-handed hitters out. The main reason for that is that he's never really been...
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Can Charlie Morton beat the Cardinals?

  Charlie Morton (Courtesy of Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America) The Pittsburgh Pirates took a 2-1 series lead in the National League Division Series on Sunday at PNC Park with a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pirates have a chance to finish of the red birds on Monday afternoon when Charlie Morton takes the mound. The raucous sold-out PNC Park crowd was once...
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: How Many Teams Around MLB Would Charlie Morton Start For?

I’ve talked about Charlie Morton a lot in the last week, arguing that he deserves to be in the starting rotation. There are plenty of anti-Morton Pirates fans who feel that Morton shouldn’t even be on the team. His strong overall numbers are chalked up to being a fluke, and his bad starts are highlighted. In short, if Charlie Morton is doing well this year, it’s just a small...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Morton Shows Good Stuff in Rehab Start; Still Has Things to Iron Out

Charlie Morton went three innings tonight in a rehab start with the Marauders. Charlie Morton threw three innings in a rehab start tonight for the Bradenton Marauders, starting his journey back to the majors. Morton has been out since late May last year due to Tommy John surgery, and is now at-most 30-days away from returning to the big leagues. Morton gave up two runs on three...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

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