Morris allowed his first earned run in 18 innings since moving to the bullpen.
Last night, Bryan Morris came on in relief for the Altoona Curve, pitching one inning. In that inning, Morris allowed one earned run on two hits, with a walk and a strikeout. The run was significant, because it was the first earned run Morris had allowed in ten outings since being moved full time to the bullpen.
Since his move to relief, Morris has pitched 18 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on 12 hits, with a 20:6 K/BB ratio. The performance in the bullpen has been somewhat amazing for Morris, if only because of how much he struggled in the starting role. Morris allowed 17 earned runs in 25.1 innings as a starter this year, for a 6.04 ERA. He also had a 17:16 K/BB ratio in that role. As a reliever, he has a 1.27 ERA in 28.1 innings, with a 27:7 K/BB ratio.
The switch was instant. Morris went from struggling as a starter, to immediately having success as a reliever a week later. Pirat...
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