Bryan Morris has had a great 2010 season, starting off with a 0.60 ERA in 44.2 innings pitched in high-A Bradenton, and continuing with a 4.34 ERA so far in 87 innings in Altoona at the AA level. That’s a big improvement over last year, when Morris struggled throughout the season while learning new mechanics designed to help prevent future arm injuries. You can see a few of the 2009 outings in the video recaps section of the site, including his great performance in the 2009 Carolina League playoffs.
I saw Morris for the first time this season on August 1st. His command wasn’t the best during this outing, allowing three walks in five innings, plus ten hits allowed. Morris mostly threw fastballs, which has been the norm for his approach late in the season, as he struggles to maintain those new mechanics which have led to his 2010 success. Despite the lack of command in this outing, you can still see the talent that Morris has, especially with his five strikeouts.
Morris pitched five innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on ten hits, with three walks and five strikeouts. Every pitch he threw can be seen in the video recap section below. Some key plays to watch for:
-A great play by Chase d’Arnaud catching a line drive against the 25th batter
-Strikeouts: 1st, 3rd, 7th, 22nd, and 23rd batters
-Double plays: 13th and 19th batters